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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.

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

December 2007 : Mass Market Paperback
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Title: EXCESSION
Author(s): IAIN M BANKS
ISBN: 2253072419 / 978-2253072416
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February 1998 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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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
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Title: Excession
Author(s): Iain M Banks
ISBN: 1-85723-457-X / 978-1-85723-457-2 (UK edition)
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January 1997 : USA Paperback
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Title: Excession
Author(s): Iain Banks
ISBN: 0-553-37460-5 / 978-0-553-37460-5 (USA edition)
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September 2014 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Excession
Author(s): Iain M Banks
ISBN: 0-7481-3748-3 / 978-0-7481-3748-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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March 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Excession: Culture Series, Book 5
Author(s): Iain M Banks
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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March 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Excession: Culture Series, Book 5
Author(s): Iain M Banks
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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March 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Excession: Culture Series, Book 5
Author(s): Iain M Banks
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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Kindle Editions

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