Ursula K Le Guin has died at the age of 88. Some thoughts and memories associated with a lifetime of reading her work. Illustrated with an attempted digital drawing of her as a young and old woman with the map of Earthsea – arguably her greatest creation.
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.