Look to Windward

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Publisher Description

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.

'Confirms Banks as the standard by which the rest of SF is judged' GUARDIAN

'In terms of sheer storytelling prowess and verve, Look to Windward is a work of genius' SFX

'A great book' NEW SCIENTIST

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2010
27 May
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
416
Pages
PUBLISHER
Little, Brown Book Group
SELLER
Hachette Australia Pty Ltd
SIZE
1
MB

Customer Reviews

Handles63 ,

Look to Windward

Another fascinating instalment in the Culture series which gives a little more insight into the razor sharp balance between constructive intervention and respectful tolerance that a supposedly superior and more morally evolved civilisation takes when interacting with a less mature one. Banks, like any good SF writer, shines a mirror on the hubris and arrogance of our own Western civilisation in relation to how we interact with cultures and faiths that don't conform to our moral blueprint. Where he is so successful is in crafting such rich and foreign worlds and alternative social structures to do it. Not since Frank Herbert created the alternative reality that was Dune has a writer built such a rich tapestry as a background to his stories. My only criticism of "Look to Windward" is the anti-climactic ending which was limp even by his standards. Having said that, any other ending would have been uncharacteristically operatic for Banks.

jia_wozza ,

Look to Windward

Yet another wonderful exploration of the Galaxy and it's Culture. Thank you so very much Mr. Banks.

Youthful Implants ,

Magnificent

As always. RIP.

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