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A farewell to Ursula K Le Guin 1929-2018

I woke this morning to sad news: Ursula K Le Guin has died. She was 88 says The Guardian. Earthsea The first of her books I read was A Wizard of Earthsea. I was perhaps 12 or 13. I heard someone read it aloud on BBC’s Jackanory then bought it for pocket money in the … More…

Iain Banks

The author Iain Banks (aka Iain M Banks) died, age 59, on Sunday 9th June 2013. A witty, intelligent and very able writer of “mainstream” and SF, as well as a defender of humanism, in all senses of that word.