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The Culture of Iain M. Banks

Last year, I was shocked to read that Iain M. Banks announced that he had cancer and was going to die within months. I had first come across him when I picked up Consider [...]

December 19, 2014 // 2 Comments

RIP: Iain M. Banks (1954-2013)

Sad news, folks. BBC News is reporting that Iain M. Banks has died of cancer. HE was 59 years old. Just 2 months ago, he announced he was diagnosed with terminal cancer and [...]

June 9, 2013 // 8 Comments

Iain Banks Diagnosed With Terminal Cancer

The sad news broke today that Iain M. Banks, author of the Culture space opera novels, has late stage gall bladder cancer. The prognosis is not good, and Ian thinks [...]

April 3, 2013 // 4 Comments

SF Tidbits for 9/30/09

Interviews & Profiles: Iain M. Banks is interviewed by Time, The Independent, and the Scotsman. Mad Hatter’s Bookshelf interviews Cherie Priest, author of [...]

September 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

SF Tidbits for 9/24/09

Interviews: @Omnivoracious: Eoin Colfer (And Another Thing…). Time Magazine has video interview with Robert J. Sawyer: The Scientific Mind Behind FlashForward. [via [...]

September 24, 2009 // 0 Comments

Transition by Iain M. Banks Free on iTunes

Times Online is reporting that the new Iain M. Banks novel, Transition, is being serialized for free on iTunes as an abridged audio book: Iain Banks’s latest novel, [...]

August 12, 2009 // 0 Comments

SF Tidbits for 7/24/09

Transition by Iain M. Banks gets a September 2009 simul-release in book & serialized podcast formats. Apex Publishing announces plans to publish An Occupation of Angels [...]

July 24, 2009 // 0 Comments