Iain M. Banks

Sad news: Iain M Banks, beloved author of brilliant science fiction novels and thrillers has terminal gall bladder cancer that has spread to his liver, pancreas and lymph nodes, and is unlikely to live for more than a year. He posted the news in a statement that's bravely and darkly humorous, as befits his work and his reputation:

    As a result, I’ve withdrawn from all planned public engagements and I’ve asked my partner Adele if she will do me the honour of becoming my widow (sorry – but we find ghoulish humour helps)…

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