Consider Phlebas, who was once handsome and tall as you."
Thinking of Iain Banks, with great sadness, and with much gratitude for all the books, and indeed saving science fiction for me. Not to mention all the friends, and in particular my wife.
Consider Phlebas and Look to Windward (which I've always read as a pair) remain two of my favourite novels of any genre.
and again on our honeymoon in 2009: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/111775142863810094505/albums/5588425503371949297/5588440008754095906 . It has been destroyed. تهدم مئذنة الجامع الأموي الكبير في حلب من قبل دبابات كتائب الأسد 24 3 2013 (youtube video)
Meanwhile the fates of the Eastern ['Greek'] Orthodox and Syrian ['Oriental'] Orthodox Archbishops Aleppo remains unclear after their kidnapping yesterday and reports of their release may be premature, according to their Melkite [Eastern Catholic] opposite number and their respective Patriarchs.
I weep for a country and a people I love.
- St Mary's College, Bitterne Park, Southampton
- University College London, University of London
- Corpus Christi College Oxford, University of Oxford
- City University
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