Posted by Simon Johnson
I haven't updated this site in a long time but I wanted to say something following the news that Iain has been diagnosed with terminal cancer.
His work - especially its humour, its polemic stance and its ceaseless inventiveness - has shaped much about my outlook on life. Those works will always be a celebration of genre-defying literature.
Below I've copied the statement from his website which, understandably, has been flooded by traffic.
My thoughts are with him, his family and friends.
His guestbook can be signed at http://friends.banksophilia.com/guestbook/
A Personal Statement From Iain Banks (from http://friends.banksophilia.com/)
"I am officially Very Poorly.