Author Iain Banks has terminal cancer

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  • Armoured_Bear 3 Apr 2013 13:09:11 20,353 posts
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    Sad news, I love quite a few of his non sci-fi novels :-(
  • Leolian 3 Apr 2013 13:09:25 1,164 posts
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  • figgis 3 Apr 2013 13:16:10 7,665 posts
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  • Deleted user 3 April 2013 13:26:30
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    :cry:
  • FogHeart 3 Apr 2013 13:27:56 1,232 posts
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    Bloody cancer, every so often it finds a hammer to break your heart, in between those times it finds a hundred ways to chip away at it.
  • ZuluHero 3 Apr 2013 13:31:10 5,793 posts
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  • binster 3 Apr 2013 13:40:46 569 posts
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  • ardamillo 3 Apr 2013 14:04:21 584 posts
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  • Khanivor 3 Apr 2013 14:04:52 43,295 posts
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    As long as Iain M Banks is OK.
  • Dirtbox 3 Apr 2013 14:06:18 89,170 posts
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  • mal 3 Apr 2013 15:49:26 28,254 posts
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    Will you do me the honour of becoming my widow?
    :D :(
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  • mumtoucher 3 Apr 2013 16:17:26 486 posts
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    Very very sad news. Gutted.
  • senso-ji 3 Apr 2013 16:25:30 8,016 posts
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    Sad news indeed.
  • Deleted user 3 April 2013 16:33:26
    I don't think I've ever read work as diverse and consistently brilliant by any other author. First James Herbert now Iain Banks what the hell is going on with my favourite authors?
  • TOOTR 3 Apr 2013 17:08:20 10,399 posts
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    Gutted indeed - from feeling a sore back to being told you have months to live in the matter of a few weeks. Difficult to comprehend. :(

    What a fantastic story teller he is.
  • Jetset_UK 3 Apr 2013 17:41:40 3,573 posts
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    Really gutted. From a pure selfish point of view that there will be no more Culture books, but also because whenever I've heard him speak, he always comes across as a wonderful person.

    All the best Iain.
  • wayneh 3 Apr 2013 17:44:54 2,599 posts
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    God no, no-one has captured my imagination as much as Iain Banks with his ability to twist a plot and hold your attention. And no more Culture novels. My kindle will never be the same again :(
  • Jono62 3 Apr 2013 17:51:39 18,206 posts
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