Obituary

Iain Banks
So long,
And farewell,
Iain Banks,
Author who sometimes uses an ‘M’.

Your novels were controversial:
Killing wasps is a hobby which
Only a minority subscribe to,
But you were never afraid of controversy:
You wrote mainstream novels despite your editor’s pleas.

As M you wrote sci-fi,
About outsiders on the edge of utopia,
And your robots always had great names like
No More Mister Nice Guy,
Which considering your current predicament,
Is rather appropriate.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.