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 nothing. Then it disappeared.
Now it is back.
Praise for the Culture series:
'Epic in scope, ambitious in its ideas and absorbing in its execution' Independent on Sunday
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nx74defiant - LibraryThing
I love the names of the ships. Honest Mistake Not Invented Here Attitude Adjuster (war ship of course) Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DanTarlin - LibraryThing
Iain Banks generally writes sci fi that is difficult to penetrate- plots are complex, things aren't well spelled-out. Generally there's a good payoff, though, if you stick with it. Excession was hard ... Read full review