Look to Windward (Culture)

Look to Windward (Culture)

Iain M. Banks


the dual Novae conflict were one of many final of the Idiran battle, and the most bad: eager to dodge their inevitable defeat, the Idirans had caused now not one yet suns to blow up, snuffing out worlds and biospheres teeming with sentient lifestyles. They have been assaults of really good share -- gigadeathcrimes. however the struggle ended, and lifestyles went on.
Now, 8 hundred years later, mild from the 1st explosion is set to arrive the Masaq' Orbital, domestic to the Culture's so much adventurous and decadent souls. There it is going to fall upon Masaq's 50 billion population, accumulated to commemorate the deaths of the blameless and to mirror, if just for a second, on what a few name the Culture's personal complicity within the bad event.
Also travelling to Masaq' is significant Quilan, an emissary from the war-ravaged global of Chel. within the aftermath of the clash that cut up his international aside, such a lot think he has come to Masaq' to deliver domestic Chel's so much great famous person and self-exiled dissident, the venerated Composer Ziller.
Ziller claims he'll do something to prevent a gathering with significant Quilan, who he suspects has come to homicide him. however the Major's actual task could have some distance larger results than the demise of a trifling political dissident, as a part of a conspiracy extra bold than even he can be aware of -- a venture his superiors have buried so deeply in his brain that even he can't take into account it.
Hailed by means of SFX journal as "an very good hopping-on aspect if you will have by no means learn a Banks SF novel before," Look to Windward is an awe-inspiring immersion into the wildly unique, vividly learned civilization that Banks calls the tradition.

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