Monday, June 10, 2013
Iain M. Banks 1954-2013
Well, this has been a bad couple of weeks for literature. First Jack Vance, now Iain M. Banks has died. As I wrote previously, Banks was a great favorite of mine.
Here is a good appreciation of the Culture novels, by Edward Champion. Here is a piece from the Telegraph. As of this writing, no New York Times piece, but I will check again Monday. In the meantime, the Guardian's obit is here.
It's simply a scandal that this guy never won a Hugo or Nebula. No toy rocket ship for Excession? Or Look to Windward? Or Matter?
The New York Times obit for Jack Vance is here.