RIP Iain Banks

159623-120519-rev-iain-banksThe literary world has lost a giant today: Iain Banks, author of the justly celebrated Culture science fiction series, along with many works of literary fiction, has died of cancer. Banks was 59 years-old. He is survived by his wife Adele.

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Iain Banks: “It’s Extremely Unlikely I’ll Live Beyond a Year”

ConsiderPhlebasVery sad news from author Iain Banks: The author of The Wasp Factory, the Culture series and many other books announced today that he has been diagnosed with terminal, inoperable cancer. Banks said on his blog that the cancer started in his gall bladder and has spread to his liver, pancreas and lymph nodes. Removal of the tumors is not an option, and while chemotherapy might extend his lifespan beyond the few months he’s expected to live, it’s unlikely that he’ll live more than a year.

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SF & Fantasy

A Worthy Kickstarter Project: Lakeside with Jay Lake

jaylakeMatt Staggs already posted on this topic last week.

But I have to mention it again because of my own past and it deserves two posts on this website. At least I think so.

Author Jay Lake is part of a Kickstarter Project of great importance. Please make the jump, read the article, and donate if you can. Thank you!

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