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|Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:40 pm Post subject: RIP Iain M Banks
|So sad to hear that Iain M Banks has died. I've met him a few times at cons and he always came across as a lovely bloke, and his books, of course, were fantastic. I remember asking him at an Eastercon one year if Consider Phlebas was based on Blake's 7 and he said it wasn't but he admitted to being a fan and described Servalan as: "Sex on a stick,"
I also remember at one of the Satellite cons in Glasgow him applauding Tracey and I when we did a rock 'n' roll dance at the disco. A small thing, I know, but one that sticks in my mind when I think of him.
It was a bit of a shock. I was aware he had cancer but the latest issue of Ansible suggested that chemo might be working. I guess it didn't. So sad.
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