RIP Iain Banks and Iain M. Banks. Very sad.
I stood next to him at a London world fantasy convention in, I think, 1988. Or rather he accidentally squashed me against the wall with his back as part of a crowd watching an event. I’ve loved whatever I’ve read of his.
Just pre-ordered the hardback of THE QUARRY from Amazon UK. A real book that rocks, no doubt. I also have a strange instinct that this book may mention ‘red wellington boots’, which is already this past month’s homework title for the writers group I’m in. Already written two short pieces here and here before I heard today’s sad news.