Iain M. Banks has terminal cancer

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Iain M. Banks has terminal cancer

Postby Merle » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:43 am

This is just horrible news. I'm sorry to bring it here.

BBC News: Author Iain Banks has terminal cancer

He said: "The bottom line now, I'm afraid, is that as a late-stage gall bladder cancer patient, I'm expected to live for 'several months' and it's extremely unlikely I'll live beyond a year.

"So it looks like my latest novel, The Quarry, will be my last."

He said the disease had spread to both lobes of his liver, and possibly his pancreas and lymph nodes.

The author said there was little chance of surgeons being able to remove the tumours because of how far they had spread.
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Re: Iain M. Banks has terminal cancer

Postby Globus » Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:17 pm

:(

I'm not familiar with the name. Who is this man?
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Re: Iain M. Banks has terminal cancer

Postby Merle » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:45 pm

Globus wrote::(

I'm not familiar with the name. Who is this man?


Much-beloved British sci-fi author, he's responsible for the "Culture" series of novels.
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Re: Iain M. Banks has terminal cancer

Postby Carnie » Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:38 pm

In the personal statement on his website, Banks said he had asked his partner Adele to marry him and was now on a short honeymoon.

Fellow Scottish author, Ian Rankin, said the news of Banks' terminal cancer was "just awful".

He Tweeted: "Typical of Iain to propose marriage to his partner Adele with the words 'Will you do me the honour of becoming my widow?"

That is probably the most bittersweetly touching thing I've heard in a long time.

I too have never heard of him before, but this is so sad. My thoughts go out to him and those close to him.
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Re: Iain M. Banks has terminal cancer

Postby snowyowl » Sun Jun 09, 2013 2:58 pm

... in bed.
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Re: Iain M. Banks has terminal cancer

Postby Merle » Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:17 am



:( I'm reading "The Hydrogen Sonata" right now...
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