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Shocking news, loved his books.
BBC News - Author Iain Banks has terminal cancer
That's tough luck but I preferred the other blokes stuff: Iain M Banks.
truly sad. I love many of his books.
edit - if I can meet my end with a tenth the humour and spirit he's displaying up to now, I'll be (relatively) happy.
You've got Sluggy, what more do you need?
**** me sideways! I've all his books and still trying to find time to read the hydrogen sonata. Sad times
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"Will you do me the honour of becoming my widow?" Top man.
I'll put in an early vote for Player of Games as my favourite. Difficult choice though as he is such an excellent writer, in both his guises.
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Just spotted this on the news. Fantastic author and one of my favourites so very sad news.
(M) Use of Weapons or Excession
(Non M) Complicity or Whit
Inversions is one of my favourites.
I very recently worked my way through the Culture series again; I've only just realized that the their history runs concurrently with ours - The story line begins in what would be our 14th century and the Culture's 'Contact' section secretly visited Earth in the 1970s....
Dammit, that is sad news. I love his Culture Books, Consider Phlebus is a great space opera. Totally flummoxed by Feersum Enjin.
Excession is my favourite Sci Fi novel bar none.
Player of games, excession or use of weapons for me. For mainstream, you can't get more dark and macabre than complicity
That was the first of his books I read, a freebie from the donations rack at South Cerney to kill time waiting for a flight (I HATE MOVERS!!!!) I was hooked straight away.
(M) - Excession and Use of Weapons
(Non-M) - Whit.
thats why I'm wishing things would end.
I'm with Bad CO on Player of Games, and would highly recommend Espedair Street for the non Ms
Ugh. That's a cheerful thought.
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