Iain Banks

Iain BanksToday is a sad day. The great author Iain Banks has passed away at the age of 59, due to cancer.

I’ve read a few of his books, including The Wasp Factory, and some of his Culture science fiction novels, notably The Player of Games and The Algebraist. The Algebraist in particular I found brilliant. The scope of its ideas and the vividness in the descriptions were amazing. A true space opera.

Read more about Iain Banks over at the BBC and The Guardian. A great tribute to Iain Banks can be found written by Neil Gaimen. Goodbyes are important, especially for people you admire. Onwards.

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