According to a post at the Daily Minor Planet website Iain Banks now has an asteroid named after him. I’m sure he would be very pleased.
The official citation for the asteroid reads:
Iain M. Banks (1954-2013) was a Scottish writer best known for the Culture series of science ﬁction novels; he also wrote ﬁction 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.