The novelist Iain Banks died at the age of 59. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Acclaimed Scottish-born novelist remembered for such works as Consider Phlebas, The Wasp Factory, and The Culture science fiction series.
His marriage to Annie Blackburn lasted from 1992 until 2009. He wed his second wife, Adele Hartley, just three months before his death at age fifty-nine from cancer.
I’ve always loved Scotland, and I’m not a huge fan of big cities, to be honest. I like them to dip into for a bit, but I’m not sure I would want to live in one again.
As a writer, you get to play, you get alter time, you get to come up with the smart lines and the clever comebacks you wish you’d thought of.
By the usual reckoning, the worst books make the best films.
I think the future stopped looking American when you think back to Blade Runner and Neuromancer, when it started to look more Japanese.
Smell is a very animal thing, almost reptilian, where the more cerebral things like reading less so.