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jmtd
06-10-2013, 10:10 AM
RIP. Decent obit: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/culture-obituaries/books-obituaries/10108884/Iain-Banks.html (https://owa.ncl.ac.uk/owa/redir.aspx?C=4da4058d340c4303b7cc28c2ab44588b&URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.telegraph.co.uk%2fnews%2fobit uaries%2fculture-obituaries%2fbooks-obituaries%2f10108884%2fIain-Banks.html)

My fave Banks is Complicity and my fave M Banks is probably Surface Detail. Although "Transition" could count as a favourite for either.

Trains
06-10-2013, 01:25 PM
Gutted, he was a brilliant writer. He will be missed. I've still a few of his left to read, my favorites being Look to Windward and The Crow Road.

jmtd
06-10-2013, 02:21 PM
I haven't read either of those yet. Might save them for my summer holiday.

jmtd
06-13-2013, 07:01 AM
More obits, quite heartfelt

Neil Gaiman: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/jun/09/neil-gaiman-iain-banks

Ken MacLeod: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/jun/10/iain-banks-ken-macleod-science-fiction