Excession

Excession

eBook - 1997
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A novel on a group of planets ruled by artificial minds in competition with each other. Adventurers take advantage of this competition to seize a planet's spaceships and a war breaks out. By the author of The Player of Games.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1997
Edition: Bantam trade pbk. ed
Characteristics: 389 p. ; 23 cm

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Pat_Kelly
Oct 24, 2016

Banks is unparalled in creating new worlds and lifeforms. In this case however, he's gone over the top in providing details of details on details of societies, worlds, and lifeforms. I think the story has been subsumed to the effort of description of things. It's like reading Moby Dick and learning more than you ever wanted about whaling. It's a great novel, but not a fun read.

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sat7
Dec 22, 2015

Ian Banks Culture series. Long winded and perhaps going farther than this series of works need go... . Touching on memory storage a topic gaining attention in 2015; immortality of course. It's the Culture.

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StarGladiator
Jun 20, 2013

Although not my favorite Culture novel, still an outstanding read, and the Paul Youll cover is one of the best you'll ever experience, a real masterpiece of SF art.

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valianthuss
Feb 08, 2013

Boring. No, beyond boring.

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Jun 17, 2014

Book 4 of the Culture series

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