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) Better Safe than Sorry Shoot Them Later Reasonable Excuse Serious Callers Only AhForget It Tendency Just Passing Through. I Blame My Mother. I Blame Your Mother. 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