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Look to Windward

Look to Windward is a science fiction novel by Iain M. Banks and the sixth published to feature The Culture. In some respects it serves as a sequel to the first Culture novel, Consider Phlebas: both titles are taken from T.S. Eliot's poem, The Waste Land.

This book deals with the themes of exile, religious justfication of crimes against humanity/sentience, and naturally the mores associated with life within a technologically and energically unlimited utopian communism. It is has been favourably reviewed by many contemporary literary journals, and the author is considered to be one of the prime motivators for the return to the mainstream of contemporary UK fiction and science fiction.



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