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Excession

Excession

(1996)
(The fifth book in the Culture series)
A novel by

 
Awards
British Science Fiction Association Best Novel
British Fantasy Society Best Novel (nominee)
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.

Silent, motionless, and resisting all efforts to make contact, the artifact waits. The Culture ships, however, cannot. For the artifact is something they need to understand first, before it falls into less understanding hands - and triggers a political and military crisis which will threaten everything the Culture has achieved.

One person who saw the artifact when it first appeared may have information concerning its purpose, but she is living out her death in the immense Eccentric ship, the Sleeper Service. The Culture ships formulate a plan to retrieve her. The Sleeper Service has other things on its mind.

Genre: Science Fiction
 
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Hardback Editions

June 1996 : UK Hardback
Title: Excession
Author(s): Iain M Banks
ISBN: 1-85723-394-8 / 978-1-85723-394-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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Paperback Editions

December 2007 : Mass Market Paperback
Title: EXCESSION
Author(s): IAIN M BANKS
ISBN: 2253072419 / 978-2253072416
Publisher: LIVREPOCHE
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February 1998 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Excession
Author(s): Iain M Banks
ISBN: 0-553-57537-6 / 978-0-553-57537-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Spectra
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May 1997 : UK Paperback
Title: Excession
Author(s): Iain M Banks
ISBN: 1-85723-457-X / 978-1-85723-457-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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January 1997 : USA Paperback
Title: Excession
Author(s): Iain Banks
ISBN: 0-553-37460-5 / 978-0-553-37460-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Spectra
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Audio Editions

September 2014 : UK Audio CD
Title: Excession
Author(s): Iain M Banks
ISBN: 0-7481-3748-3 / 978-0-7481-3748-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   

March 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: Excession: Culture Series, Book 5
Author(s): Iain M Banks
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon   

March 2013 : UK Audio edition
Title: Excession: Culture Series, Book 5
Author(s): Iain M Banks
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

September 2008 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Excession
Author(s): Iain M Banks
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon CA   

September 2008 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Excession (Culture series Book 5)
Author(s): Iain M Banks
Publisher: Orbit
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