OFF: RIP Iain Banks - Sci Fi novelist
paul at GROMIT.DLIB.VT.EDU
Mon Jun 10 11:42:07 EDT 2013
On Jun 10, 2013, at 5:22 AM, Mike Holmes <fofp at STAFFMAIL.ED.AC.UK> wrote:
> On 09/06/2013 23:20, Keith Henderson wrote:
>> Hey Folx...
>> In case you hadn't heard...
>> I read a few of his culture epic/space opera novels (?), and thought they were decent enough.
> A great writer and a very nice guy. He'll be very much missed.
Seconded. I'm half way through _The Hydrogen Sonata_ and it makes me sad to think this is the last new Culture novel I'll get to read.
I just returned from a European holiday and the first news item I saw was this. As well as being sad, I am shocked at how quickly he passed on from announcing his cancer back in April. The good thing is that he apparently died peacefully.
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