Aww, crap

posted in Media by Cargo Cult on Wednesday April 3 2013

Iain Banks - both with and without the 'M.' - diagnosed with terminal cancer.

If you haven't already noticed, his writing's a bit of a major personal influence.

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1. :(

Posted by phuzz at 6:45AM, Thursday April 4 2013

As someone else put it, we're losing two of Scotland's greatest writers.
I can't believe there won't be any more Culture books.

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2. !

Posted by Josh W at 7:06PM, Tuesday April 30 2013

It's strange to think that this news could have passed me by completely, I remember a feeling of finding out that someone who's books I had been reading had died shortly before I started reading them, the sort of "crap, could I have met them?" feeling.

Now with Banks, I've got warning, but of course, in real life, he'll be seeing his freinds and enjoying things, that "opportunity" is not worth much at all.

Strangely, I think this is perfectly fitting with the themes of his books, matter particularly.

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