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"COLD FURY defines the modern romantic thriller."�-�NYT�bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz

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Romance writer and reluctant cop navigate sparks during fateful ride-alongs.

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A child under his protection�and a hit man in pursuit.

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Courtney Kelly sees things others can�t�like fairies, and hidden motives for murder . . .

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Journey to a city that�s full of quirky, zany superheroes finding love while they battle over-the-top, evil ubervillains bent on world domination.

Look to Windward by Iain M. Banks


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Also by Iain M. Banks:

The Algebraist, April 2024
Paperback / e-Book
The State of the Art, April 2024
Paperback / e-Book
Look to Windward, December 2023
Trade Paperback / e-Book
Inversions, December 2023
Trade Paperback

Look to Windward
Iain M. Banks

Culture Series #6
Gallery Books
December 2023
On Sale: December 5, 2023
384 pages
ISBN: 1982156066
EAN: 9781982156060
Kindle: B001D20270
Trade Paperback / e-Book
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Science Fiction Space Opera

This “sophisticated space opera” (The New York Times), filled with suspense and humor, masterfully explores the horrors of war—from the acclaimed author of The Wasp Factory.

The Twin Novae battle had been one of the last of the Idiran war—and one of the most horrific. Desperate to avert their inevitable defeat, the Idirans had induced not one but two suns to explode, snuffing out worlds and biospheres teeming with sentient life. They were attacks of incredible proportion—gigadeathcrimes. But the war ended, and life went on.

Now, eight hundred years later, light from the first explosion is about to reach the Masaq’ Orbital, home to the Culture’s most adventurous and decadent souls. There it will fall upon Masaq’s 50 billion inhabitants, gathered to commemorate the deaths of the innocent and to reflect, if only for a moment, on what some call the Culture’s own complicity in the terrible event.

Also journeying to Masaq’ is Major Quilan, an emissary from the war- ravaged world of Chel. In the aftermath of the conflict that split his world apart, most believe he has come to Masaq’ to bring home Chel’s most brilliant star and self-exiled dissident, the honored Composer Ziller.

Ziller claims he will do anything to avoid a meeting with Major Quilan, who he suspects has come to murder him. But the Major’s true assignment will have far greater consequences than the death of a mere political dissident, as part of a conspiracy more ambitious than even he can know—a mission his superiors have buried so deeply in his mind that even he cannot remember it.

Hailed by SFX Magazine as “an excellent hopping-on point if you’ve never read a Banks science fiction novel before”, Look to Windward is an awe- inspiring immersion into the wildly original, vividly realized civilization that Banks calls the Culture.


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