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message 1: by Andreas (new)

Andreas | 61 comments We all knew it was coming, but what a sad day: Iain Banks passed away.
"Iain died in the early hours this morning. His death was calm and without pain." - where you can post condolences.


Another grand-master is gone. He will be missed.

message 2: by mark, personal space invader (new)

mark monday (happy-end-of-the-world) | 1273 comments Mod
an amazing author who leaves an amazing body of work as his legacy.

i'm sad but i'm also glad to know he died with calm and without pain. RIP Banks! you are one of the best.

message 3: by Weenie (new)

Weenie | 28 comments RIP Mr Banks

message 4: by Maggie, space cruisin' for a bruisin' (new)

Maggie K | 1273 comments Mod
This is so sad. I truly have loved everything I've read by him....He will be missed!

message 5: by Kevin (new)

Kevin Wow, this is ... fast. I know he was dying but I thought he said he had still 6 months to a year :(

message 6: by Jean-Michel (new)

Jean-Michel Smith (j-ms) | 16 comments Damn. I love his work. Very sad to hear he's passed away. RIP Iain. You will be missed.

message 7: by Martin (last edited Jul 30, 2013 02:14AM) (new)

Martin (wollerstam) | 5 comments I already noted it in my introduction, but I've decided to read all his Culture novels in honour of his memory, from Consider Phlebas to The Hydrogen Sonata in Chronological order. I'm only half through player of games at the moment though

message 8: by Martyn (new)

 Martyn | 6 comments Sad indeed. Player of Games was awesome. I have mostly read his contemporary fiction having got hooked on The Wasp Factory....but will definitely be making time to read the rest of his sci-fi work. R.I.P. Iain

message 9: by Shane (last edited Jan 10, 2014 11:27AM) (new)

Shane Joyce (shanejoyce) | 6 comments Just in case anyone missed it.
Banks Gets Asteroid Named after Him

message 10: by Celtic (new)

Celtic (celtic_) | 22 comments Thanks for posting this news, which I hadn't seen till now - a fitting tribute. Iain will be - is - badly missed.

message 11: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten  (kmcripn) Iain M Banks's drawings of the Culture universe to be published in 2019
Late author’s friend Ken MacLeod is to publish a collection of the writer’s own images, sketching out the science fiction universe where he set 10 books

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