FILE- Scottish author Iain Banks shown in this file photo dated April 7, 2004, who has revealed Wednesday April 3, 2013, that he has been diagnosed with late-stage gall bladder cancer and has just months to live. In a statement posted on his publisher’s website Wednesday, 59-year-old fiction writer Banks said he is “officially very poorly” and is considering chemotherapy to try to extend his life, but his latest novel is likely to be his last. (AP Photo / Yui Mok, PA, file) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES

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FILE- Scottish author Iain Banks shown in this file photo dated April 7, 2004, who has revealed Wednesday April 3, 2013, that he has been diagnosed with late-stage gall bladder cancer and has just months to live. In a statement posted on his publisher’s website Wednesday, 59-year-old fiction writer Banks said he is “officially very poorly” and is considering chemotherapy to try to extend his life, but his latest novel is likely to be his last. (AP Photo / Yui Mok, PA, file) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES
FILE- Scottish author Iain Banks shown in this file photo dated April 7, 2004, who has revealed Wednesday April 3, 2013, that he has been diagnosed with late-stage gall bladder cancer and has just months to live. In a statement posted on his publisher’s website Wednesday, 59-year-old fiction writer Banks said he is “officially very poorly” and is considering chemotherapy to try to extend his life, but his latest novel is likely to be his last. (AP Photo / Yui Mok, PA, file) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES
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