Look to Windward

by Iain M. Banks | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
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Registered by cjemerson of Monmouth, Wales United Kingdom on 3/15/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by cjemerson from Monmouth, Wales United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 15, 2006
This is part of Banks' Culture series, a space opera which examines the motivations and actions of an immensely powerful but, to their minds at least, well-meaning civilisation. Hard not to see this as an allegory, sympathetic to the Culture but recognising some of their shortcomings. Not sure whether I'd prefer to fall into the hands of Contact Section or the CIA...

Banks uses a huge canvas but zooms down to intimate details in characterisation and description, giving all of his novels a richness and texture that sets them apart. This is great science fiction, with action, humour and philosophy blended into a usually-harmonious whole.

Well recommended.

Released 14 yrs ago (3/17/2006 UTC) at Chippenham Practice Surgery Waiting Room in Monmouth, Wales United Kingdom

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