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Excession - by Iain Banks (Paperback)

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The international sensation Iain M. Banks offers readers a deeply imaginative, wittily satirical tale, proving once again that he is "a talent to be reckoned with" ("Locus"). In "Excession", the Culture's espionage and dirty tricks section orders Diplomat Byr Gen-Hofoen to steal the soul of a long-dead starship captain. By accepting the mission, Byr irrevocably plunges himself into a conspiracy: one that could either lead the universe into an age of peace or to the brink of annihilation.



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Iain M. Banks is a true original, an author whose brilliant speculative fiction has transported us into worlds of unbounded imagination and inimitable revelatory power. Now he takes us on the ultimate trip: to the edge of possibility and to the heart of a cosmic puzzle. . . .

Diplomat Byr Genar-Hofoen has been selected by the Culture to undertake a delicate and dangerous mission. The Department of Special Circumstances--the Culture's espionage and dirty tricks section--has sent him off to investigate a 2,500-year-old mystery: the sudden disappearance of a star fifty times older than the universe itself. But in seeking the secret of the lost sun, Byr risks losing himself.

There is only one way to break the silence of millennia: steal the soul of the long-dead starship captain who first encountered the star, and convince her to be reborn. And in accepting this mission, Byr will be swept into a vast conspiracy that could lead the universe into an age of peace . . . or to the brink of annihilation.



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"Banks is a phenomenon...wildly successful, fearlessly creative."
--William Gibson
Dimensions (Overall): 6.9 Inches (H) x 4.2 Inches (W) x 1.04 Inches (D)
Weight: .52 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 512
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Science Fiction
Publisher: Spectra Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Iain Banks
Language: English
Street Date: February 2, 1998
TCIN: 12765405
UPC: 9780553575378
Item Number (DPCI): 248-50-4362
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.04 inches length x 4.2 inches width x 6.9 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.52 pounds
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