Sublimed

Iain Banks, another of my heroes, died last night. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22835047 Banks was only 59. He was diagnosed barely two months ago–right as he was finishing up what will now be his last book, The Quarry, which is about a man dying of cancer. Banks’ announcement about the diagnosis was calm and exhibited his usual understated […]

Vance’s Saga

Jack Vance is dead. http://www.locusmag.com/News/2013/05/jack-vance-1916-2013/ Ninety-six years old–he didn’t live to see the Earth die, but that’s still a hell of a run. I only recently became a fan of Jack Vance’s, because I’m a bit of an idiot, but Vance’s work has been a huge influence on my own work anyway. How’s that, you […]