Disturbing the Universe

David L Clements, science and science fiction


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#forIain

I took part in a rather science fictional thing last night. A trans-national wake fro someone still alive moderated and shared over twitter.

I’m not sure where everyone else was on the #forIain hashtag last night, but I was in The Netherlands at the Planck conference when I joined in with the mass single malt drinking in honour of Iain (M) Banks.

It was sad, but also a little cathartic. I quite like the idea of holding a wake for someone before they’re gone, but know that’s not always possible.

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Iain (M) Banks

Devastatingly bad news about author Iain M Banks:

http://www.iain-banks.net/2013/04/03/a-personal-statement-from-iain-banks/

A great writer, great guest at conventions and elsewhere. And now he probably won’t be around to be the Guest of Honour at the London Worldcon in 2014.