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Banks, Iain M. LOOK TO WINDWARD - Orbit 2000

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Look to Windward by Iain M Banks. 2000 - Orbit. For sale is a first edition, first printing. fine used hardback book in a fine dust jacket.

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For sale is a fine hardback copy of the novel, Look to Windward by Iain M Banks, published in 2000 by Orbit.

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Title Look to Windward
Author Iain M Banks
Publisher Orbit
Edition First UK edition, first printing
Copyright Year 2000
ISBN 1857239695
Cover Price 16.99
No. Pages 357
Dimensions 24 cm x 16 cm
Weight (kg) 0.69

The book is a first edition, first printing as evidenced by no mention of later editions on the copyright page.

The book has black boards and gold lettering. The boards have no knocks or signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are clean and not excessively toned, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight and square.

The fine dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £16.99.

Overall a fine copy of a novel by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publisher's stamps.

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Iain M Banks

Iain Banks came to controversial public notice with the publication of his first novel, The Wasp Factory, in 1984. Consider Phlebas, his first science fiction novel, was published under the name Iain M. Banks in 1987. He is now widely acclaimed as one of the most powerful, innovative and exciting writers of his generation.

Synopsis of this title

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.

Reviews of this title


'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 fine edition to his ongoing space-opera' INDEPENDENT

'One of the very best just got even better' STARBURST

'A great book' NEW SCIENTIST

'A mordant wit, a certain savagery and a wild imagination' MAIL ON SUNDAY

'Spectacular … the field needs his energy, skill and invention' THE SCOTSMAN

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