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Submission + - Iain M. Banks Gets Asteroid Named after Him (minorplanetcenter.net)

Charliemopps writes: On June 23rd, 2013, asteroid (5099) was officially named Iainbanks by the IAU, and will be referred to as such for as long as Earth Culture may endure.

(Iain M. Banks (1954-2013) was a Scottish writer best known for the Culture series of science ction novels; he also wrote ction as Iain Banks. An evangelical atheist and lover of whisky, he scorned social media and enjoyed writing music. He was an extra in Monty Python & The Holy Grail.)

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Iain M. Banks Gets Asteroid Named after Him

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