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    Unhappy RIP Iain M Banks

    One of the great Sci-Fi authors of recent times has lost his battle with cancer.

    He will be sorely missed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garix View Post
    One of the great Sci-Fi authors of recent times has lost his battle with cancer.

    He will be sorely missed

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22835047
    A truly great loss.

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    Never heard of him sorry he is gone but a truly great writer that dnd owes a lot to died recently as well Jack Vance so now the magic has truly gone away.

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    A sci fi author I've not read I think! Going to the book store on wednesday, I will have to check him out. R.I.P.
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    I loved his stuff. I was very sad to hear when he first announced he had cancer and I know that his publisher was working at breakneck speed so that they could publish his latest before he passed away but from what I remember it seems that it was not to be.

    Such a powerful writer. Exploring concepts and ethical discussions that we are going to *have* to have in our futures as technology advances. Fearless in setting characters in huge spaces of place and time.

    My favourites were 'Player of Games' and 'Look to Windward'.

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    I'd just read my first Banks novel maybe 2 months ago. Stonemouth. Really an engrossing book.
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