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- Culture Series, Book 5
- Written by: Iain M. Banks
- Narrated by: Peter Kenny
- Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
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.
- By Michael Palmer on 2018-09-19
Less cerebral than some of his other works but also funnier. The Culture is a paradise but humans (and machine minds) easily tilt towards militarism when the unknown presents itself in the form of an « Excession ». The grand overall scale mixed with personal viewpoints render the whole experience very entertaining and interesting. Highly recommended. The Narrator does a very good job.
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