Iain M. Banks: A Tribute
a heartfelt tribute… RT
~post by Raul M. Chapa
I was completely bummed when I read the news last week; one of my favorite writers announced that he has an incurable form of cancer and has only a few months to live. Iain M. Banks’s science fiction books have lived on my shelves since I was young. His other novels written as Iain Banks have also lived on my shelves, in loving homage to a writer who has given me and the world so much. I am still in a state of shock, but perhaps now is the time to say a few words about how important his fiction is to me.
I came across Iain M. Banks’ science fiction right out of high school. Consider Phlebas was my summer read that year, and I remember that I read it over a weekend and told myself, “Wow, that was one hell of a fun…
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