Thursday, 11 April 2013

Sun-Earther Iain El-Bonko Banks of North Queensferry

The sad news about Iain Banks are reported on the official blog:

"I am officially Very Poorly. [...] So it looks like my latest novel, The Quarry, will be my last. [...]This website was set up so family and fans can leave messages for me and check on my progress."

His book feel like real people to me. Some make you uncomfortable just being in the same room with ("Use of Weapons"), others I will visit again like long-lost relatives ("Espedair Street").

My first contact with hiw writings was his "A Few Notes on the Culture" essay. Read it and see if you'd like to become involved with his sublime writings.

And this is how I choose to remember him:

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