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    Iain Banks (also Iain M. Banks) has terminal cancer

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Ian J., Apr 3, 2013.

    Just read this:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-22015175

    Not good.

    Not that he's likely to see this, but my sympathies go out to him and his loved ones.
     
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    I heard about this before. It's a huge shame. I must admit I've not read his stuff, and he's low on my 'to read' list, but still. Always a shame when a writer is in a bad state. :(
     
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    Was saddened to read this and seeing it on the news last night :( I have only read a handful of his books but I cant remember ever disliking one. Very sad news. James Herbert recently died too, very sad. Sympathies to them all.
     
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    This is awful. I enjoyed his Culture series immensely and it influences me a lot in my own attempts at writing. I was actually awaiting the next book eagerly, but... damn. It's always the good ones that die too soon.

    @Ian J.: But there is a way you can send him a message and he'll probably read it, too. There's this page that's been created especially for messages from fans.

    http://friends.banksophilia.com/
     
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    Already done. It's just that mentioning it here wouldn't get read by him was what I was thinking.
     
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    I read The Wasp Factory. Great book.
     
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    Fantastic book.
     
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    Wow. I'm a bit shocked.

    Iain's died quicker than previously expected:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22835047

    RIP
     
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    R.I.P Iain

    that was a lot quicker than i was expecting to hear about. i thought it was announced he had until the end of the year
     
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    Double Post
     
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    This is sad news indeed. RIP.
     

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