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Author RE: RIP: Iain Banks
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Posted on Jun 09 2013 16:03
Iain M. Banks (for his sci-fi) or just Iain Banks (other fiction) was one of my favorite living writers. His death today was a sad and unfortunate thing. This article in The Guardian gives a quick overview for those not familiar with him and his work:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/jun/09/iain-banks-dies-59-cancer

I highly recommend all his work, but particularly for us here in AV his books as Iain M. Banks. Even within just the sci-fi/fantasy stuff though, his earlier works are a bit different than later and so on like most writers. You can read summaries to see which you might want to start with. Personally I like to start with the earliest (Consider Phlebas, 1987). For those who like any though: you're gonna want to read all of them.

One of the greats left us today. A small compensation if his works get a few more readers.
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Qismat
Aug 13 2019 13:36
Glad to see everyone enjoying the anniversary events. We have more planned during August!

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Jul 18 2019 08:43
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