Excession

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Publisher Description

The fifth Culture book from the awesome imagination of Iain M. Banks, a modern master of science fiction.

Two and a half millennia ago, the artifact appeared in a remote corner of space, beside a trillion-year-old dying sun from a different universe. It was a perfect black-body sphere, and it did nothing. Then it disappeared.

Now it is back.

Praise for the Culture series:

'Epic in scope, ambitious in its ideas and absorbing in its execution' Independent on Sunday

'Banks has created one of the most enduring and endearing visions of the future'
Guardian

'Jam-packed with extraordinary invention'
Scotsman

'Compulsive reading'
Sunday Telegraph

The Culture series:
Consider Phlebas
The Player of Games
Use of Weapons
The State of the Art
Excession
Inversions
Look to Windward
Matter
Surface Detail
The Hydrogen Sonata


Other books by Iain M. Banks:
Against a Dark Background
Feersum Endjinn
The Algebraist

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2008
September 4
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
464
Pages
PUBLISHER
Little, Brown Book Group
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
1.3
MB

Customer Reviews

jmcfw46 ,

Interesting, although not my favorite Banks

The novel is a very interesting thought-experiment, but the ship-Minds, experienced mostly through fairly stilted email-like exchanges, don’t become distinct enough as characters to really engage as characters, while the human-like characters don’t seem very important. If I had made an elaborate chart, I could have followed the plot better, but that seems to miss the point of writing a novel instead of a treatise. Just the same, the writing is stunningly good, and I was glad to get further insight into the Culture.

Jim_Keen ,

Genius

The best culture novel? I think so, but then again I love intelligent space ships …

ddtv2 ,

An excellent read

Good characters. Superior vision. Wonderfully literate.

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