iain m. banks

Godspeed Mr. Banks – 1954-2013

Iain Banks, one of my favorite authors, was diagnosed with cancer this past April, which I previously wrote about . He passed away yesterday at the age of 59 . Charlie Stross and Neil Gaiman each share their thoughts on his passing. Their words far surpass anything I could write. Godspeed Mr. Banks.   Photo by Chris Boland under a CC NC-BY-ND 2.0 license

Iain Banks

I was sad to learn this morning that Iain Banks shared that he has terminal cancer and probably only less than a year to live. I first saw the news via Charles Stross’ Twitter account and a number of other people have shared the news this morning. The first book I read of Iain Bainks was his Culture novel, Use of Weapons. He writes his science fiction books as Iain M.