3 April, 2013

Author Iain Banks announced today that he has terminal cancer.

As an fan of his sci-fi and fiction works this is sad news indeed.

As I stated when I launched this blog:

… about the title of this blog (originally Nonsense Not Withstanding), it’s a nod to the wonderful and absolutely creative body of work by Iain M. Banks, specifically about the Culture.  I’ve become quite an ardent reader of his works lately and am on a bit of a ship-mind-like naming kick.


Iain sublimed on 9 June, 2013.

Here is his obituary in the Guardian and an entry from Neil Gaiman.