Author of some of the greatest sci fi books this generation, FUCK CANCER Not just scifi, but some really great fiction published under Iain Banks.
His last book will be Quarry, to be published soon. I'm really sad his Culture setting will not be turned into a movie or TV series before his passing, it would be one of the greatest shows if it was done similar to Game of Thrones.
First Pratchett, now Banks?
There goes 2/3 of my favourite British authors...
This simply cannot be said enough. FUCK CANCER!
"His announcement of his terminal illness provoked an outpouring of dismay and affection from his readers ... It was striking how many of those who responded to the news spoke of having encountered him in person, often after a reading or public interview. A significant number recalled sharing not just a conversation but also a drink with him: he was an author whose readers felt in close touch with him."
Cheers Iain, raised a glass to you last night. Truly a nice guy.
Actually met him, once. He did a thing at Powell's. Was going out for a drink with a bunch of fans. Unfortunately it was I that didn't have the time.
Was a great guy, though.
Definitely one of my favorite authors and by all accounts a hell of a nice guy too.
Will be missed.
Fuck Cancer. My favorite Sci.Fi Author by far if you like Sci.Fi I can't recommend Culture enough.
The Culture books can be fun if you space them out, I wouldn't recommend reading one after the other as they all follow the same themes and can get a bit tiresome as a result. I wish the Idrian's had won or at least done something to limit the Cultures complete dominance throughout the series.
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I see this in George Martins future. ><
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