Look to Windward

by Iain Banks | Science Fiction & Fantasy | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 1841490598 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingrainbow3wing of Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on 6/17/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by wingrainbow3wing from Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, June 17, 2019
It was one of the less glorious incidents of the Idiran wars that 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 deaths has reached the Culture's Masaq' Orbital. For the Hub Mind, overseer of the massive bracelet world, its arrival is particularly poignant. But it may still be eclipsed by events from the Culture's more recent past.

When the Chelgrian Ziller, a composer of great renown now living in self-imposed exile, learns that an emissary from his home world is being sent to Masaq' Orbital, he fears the worst: that the Chelgrians want him to return. A considerable debt is owed to the Chelgrians, but Ziller is an honoured guest on their world and the Culture would not force him to leave. They know that they are facing a slight diplomatic problem. However, Ziller is not the only thing on the Chelgrian emissary's mind. If his mission is successful, it will illuminate the Culture's future as well as its past.

LOOK TO WINDWARD (Culture 7) – IAIN M. BANKS (2000) | ISBN: 184149061X / 9781841490618 (UK PB)| Publisher: Orbit
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Journal Entry 2 by wingrainbow3wing at Filmhouse Cinema in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, June 17, 2019

Released 1 mo ago (6/17/2019 UTC) at Filmhouse Cinema in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom

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Here’s the story… this was one of the books I collected with an aim to register it with BookCrossing and release round and about the first CYMERA* book festival in Edinburgh last weekend but I ran out of time to register all the books I had collected. Despite having not read this I am going ahead with its release as de-cluttering is currently the name of the game here at my castle in the city. Released onto the Official BookCrossing Zone bookshelf in the Filmhouse Café bar Mon 17 Jun 2019, as noted in the heading of this journal entry.

*CYMERA Edinburgh’s first Book Festival of Sci-Fi + Fantasy + Horror books. Three day event - FRI 7 to SUN 9 JUNE, venue: The Pleasance, [60 Pleasance, Edinburgh EH8 9TJ, UK] hosting over 80 authors, paid & free events, active title CYMERA19 as it’s hoped this is the first of many!
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