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Excession

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Published by Orbit in London, UK .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesA Culture novel
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Pagination451p
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26211535M
ISBN 109781857234572

About Excession. Iain M. Banks is a true original, an author whose brilliant speculative fiction has transported us into worlds of unbounded imagination and inimitable revelatory power. Now he takes us on the ultimate trip: to the edge of possibility and to the heart of a cosmic puzzle. Excession View larger image. By: Iain M. Banks. Sign Up Now! Already a Member? Log In You must be logged into Bookshare to access this title. Learn about membership options, or view our freely available titles. Synopsis The fifth Culture book from the awesome imagination of Iain M. Banks, a modern master of science fiction. Two and a half.

Catalog Excession» Book Excession. Bantam mass market edition. New York: Bantam Books. Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide) Banks, Iain, Excession. New York: Bantam Books. Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide). Excession is the first book in the series to explore the Minds, the (mostly) benevolent hyper-advanced AIs which effectively run and rule the Culture (as both spacecraft and the hubs of the immense Orbital habitats). Previous novels had portrayed the Minds as god-like entities whose vast powers allowed the various biological species of the /5().

What other book might you compare Excession to and why? Its up there with "Consider Phlebas" in terms of breadth of story, large ideas and character detail. Compulsive reading for Culture addicts. What about Peter Kenny’s performance did you like? See above, but I also liked the conceit of giving the ship minds british regional (and. Quotes from Excession. ― Iain M. Banks, quote from Excession “It was a warship, after all. It was built, designed to glory in destruction, when it was considered appropriate. It found, as it was rightly and properly supposed to, an awful beauty in both the weaponry of war and the violence and devastation which that weaponry was capable.


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Excession (****½) is, as is normal with (early) Banks, well-written and engaging, mixing well-drawn characters (be they human, psychopathic floating jellyfish or Mind) with big SF concepts. The book's only downside is a somewhat anti-climactic (though rather clever) ending.

The novel is available now in the UK and USA/5(). Excession: Too complex for meat-based life forms to understand Excession is the fourth book in Iain M. Banks CULTURE series. Ill assume you already know the far-future decadent post-scarcity intergalactic empire of the Culture, dominated by its (mostly) benign AIs, known as Minds, and its trillions of citizens, some human and others more exotic/5(1K).

However, I found Excession left a little to be desired. I felt that the author tried to set up too many plot points and characters, to the point of some seeming entirely pointless. The book wasn’t terrible, but I found it to be a little tedious and lacked the excitement of his other entries.

The book is about how the Culture deals with an excession (an event that the Culture can not easily handle – not something that it's used to). The excession is interesting but, in it self is not that important – it's the reactions of the different Minds and groups of Minds as they try to deal with the excession, that's :   Buy a cheap copy of Excession book by Iain M.

Banks. It's not easy to disturb a mega-utopia as vast as the one Iain M. Banks has created in his popular Culture series, where life is devoted to fun and ultra-high-tech Free shipping over $/5(5).

Excession 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. The State of the Art The first ever collection of Iain Banks's short fiction, this volume includes the acclaimed novella, The State of the Art.

The Paperback of the Excession (Culture Series #4) by Iain M. Banks, Iain M. Banks | at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or /5(26). Excession (Culture series) by Iain M. Banks. 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. Excession Press is officially open to submissions. You can check out our guidelines on the Submissions page.

Seeking original manuscripts 30kk words in length. Not having Excession on Kindle has always irritated me. Amazon U.K should be under the Amazon U.S.

umbrella, imho. I'm more than willing to pay extra taxes if required. Just make it available. I'm speculating this example (Excession) is an epic contractual fail on behalf of some publishing attorney's lack of negotiation skill.

The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Excession by Iain M. BANKS at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more. Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. Thank you for your patience. Book Annex Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events Help Auto Suggestions are available once you type at least 3 letters.

Brand: Groupe Robert Laffont. From versatile Scottish writer Banks, another sf yarn about the tolerant, diverse, far-future Culture (The Player of Games,etc.).

The Culture is subtly controlled by prodigiously intelligent artificial Minds, who, Banks intimates, spend most of their spare time navel-gazing. Here, a huge, enigmatic object referred to as the Excession appears in space and interacts with the Culture's. Excession by Iain M. Banks,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(K).

The Excession drives about half the plots in the book, despite doing nothing more than sitting there being mysterious. Which is in and of itself fairly impressive when you're dealing with a civilization that is technologically advanced enough that there aren't a whole lot of mysteries left.

See Outside-Context Problem below. Iain M. Banks is the creator and the author of the Culture series. The first book in this series came out in and is titled Consider Phlebas.

The second book came out the year after and is titled The Player of Games. The third book came out in and is titled Use of Weapons. Several more books came out and the tenth book is the final in.

“Excession” is often told from the point of view of these ships, who face two challenges to the peace and security of the trillions of entities that call themselves part of the Culture.

The first of these is a alien race called The Affront. These aggressive beings have many characteristics that offend the morals and sensibilities of the /5(47).

The international sensation Iain M. Banks offers readers a deeply imaginative, wittily satirical tale, proving once again that he is "a talent to be reckoned with" ("Locus"). In Excession, the More. Excession by Iain M. Banks and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at WELCOME, LET THE FUN BEGIN.

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Always update books hourly, if not looking, search in the book search column. Enjoy % FREE. The Excession has returned but the only person who is aware of its potential is living out her death in the immense Sleeper Service ship.

The Excession is something the culture must understand better - before it falls into less understanding hands. The author of the book is a Scottish author. Iain Banks is having a very good name in the fiction and the science fiction genre.

He is having a lot of the awards due to his great and interesting work. Features of Excession PDF: English is the original language of the book. There are pages in this book.Excession is the only book in the series where you see the Culture AI’s breaking down like that.

Look to Windward deals more specifically with the repercussions of the Idiran War on society, but with Excession we see the effect it had on the ones who actually fought it, and how those things perpetuate and are such a problem.EXCESSION.

First published in Great Britain in Scanned by HugHug. ISBN: 1 8. 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 univese.

It was a perfect black-body sphere, and it did nothing. Then it disappeared. Now it is back.