Iain Banks

Yesterday my Twitter stream, RSS reader and Facebook timeline were – like all of yours, I’m sure – full of lots of news. But only one item mattered: the terrible revelation that Iain Banks has terminal cancer. I’m sure that over the coming days, weeks and months, many anecdotes will emerge in conversations both online and over a drink. I look forward to reading them but I’m not ready to add to them yet. Suffice it to say that all at SF Gateway are saddened by this news.

Normal service will be resumed tomorrow but, for now: go and read an Iain Banks book. That’s what I’ll be doing.