Excession

Excession

Book - 1997
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Baker & Taylor
Diplomat Byr Genar-Hofoen is sent to investigate the disappearance of a mysterious star fifty times older than the universe, but in order to do so he must steal the soul of the deceased starship captain who discovered it and persuade her to be reborn

Baker
& Taylor

Sent to investigate the reported existence of a star believed to be fifty times older than the universe itself, diplomat Byr Gen-Hofoen must steal the soul of a long-dead starship captain and convince her to be reborn. Original.

Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1997, c1996
Edition: Bantam trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780553374605
0553374605
Characteristics: 390 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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