By Samantha Highfill
Updated April 03, 2013 at 03:43 PM EDT
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The Quarry

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  • Movie

Scottish author Iain Banks recently informed readers that he has been diagnosed with gall bladder cancer and has only months to live.

The well-loved fiction and sci-fi author, who wrote The Wasp Factory and Consider Phlebas, issued an official statement on his website, which explained that the gall bladder cancer had spread and effectively ruled out any opportunity for surgery:

Banks, who has not yet decided if he will undergo chemotherapy to extend his life, also informed his fans that his publishers are working diligently to move up the publication date of The Quarry so that he will be around when it hits shelves. In the meantime, a website will be up and running soon where readers can keep track of his progress. Read Banks’ full statement here.

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The Quarry

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  • Movie
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mpaa
  • UNRATED
runtime
  • 112 minutes

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