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The ‘Culture’ spans thousands of galaxies and hundreds of intelligent life forms and it looks to incorporate all those it finds that are sufficiently advanced. However this doesn’t always go to plan and after an unsuccessful intervention the Chelgrian civilisation collapses into a civil war which kills five billion! Some years later, a faction of Chelgrians plots revenge.
It was one of the less glorious incidents of a long-ago war.
It led to the destruction of two suns and the billions of lives they supported.
Now, eight hundred years later, the light from the first of those ancient mistakes has reached the Culture Orbital, Masaq'.
The light from the second may not.
|Publication date:||2nd August 2001|
|Author:||Iain M. Banks|
|Publisher:||Little, Brown Book Group|
|Primary Genre||Science Fiction|
'In terms of sheer storytelling prowess and verve, LOOK TO WINDWARD is a work of genius' SFX
'A great book' NEW SCIENTIST
'Banks keeps ratcheting up the suspense' GUARDIAN
Iain M. Banks came to widespread and controversial public notice with the publication of his first novel, THE WASP FACTORY, in 1984. He has since gained enormous popular and critical acclaim for both his mainstream (published under the name Iain Banks) and his science fiction novels. Iain Banks died in June 2013. Maxim Jakubowski's view on MATTER...Banks’ Culture series, of which this the latest instalment, is space opera at its exuberant best: adventures and conflicts on a galactic scale, alien races by the dozen, non-stop action, a gallery of sharply-edged characters in search of the truth and racing ...More About Iain M. Banks