The State of the Art

10/06/2013 //

Iain M. Banks, author of The Culture novels, as well as a bunch of others set in the (mostly) real(ish) world, has passed away from pancreatic cancer at 59. Sad day. Now where will I turn to for stories about young men in various states of inebriation and deracination who long for sleeping with their cousins? Jokes aside, Banks was a fabulous writer, and I’m sad he won’t be around to show us around The Culture anymore.