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The most enjoyable of the culture novels I've read so far. The first I've encountered in which the ship Minds are so developed as characters. A fun read.Published 6 months ago by Dirk Britton
The Culture series are all great so far. Incredibly complex plot, character interactions on multiple levels and across books. Really great reading. Read morePublished on May 21 2013 by Amazon Customer
I have to admit I started this book right after finishing Greg Egan's brilliant "Incandescence" so Excession had a lot to live up to. In short it did not live up to anything. Read morePublished on Aug. 14 2010 by George Allanson
This book is on par with "The Illuminati Trillogy" for strangeness. Borrow it, read it, sit with an ice pack for a week eagerly anticipating the next punch in the head. Read morePublished on May 7 2002 by Tetalia
What drives me to read science fiction is to make contact with well-built, convincing fictional universes where interesting plots take place. Read morePublished on April 2 2002 by LUCIO DE S COELHO
This is one awesome book! Bravo Mr. Banks! I have enjoyed all of the "culture" books, with this being by far the best. Lots of action. Loads of creativity. Read morePublished on June 14 2001 by Marks Higgerson
I am fascinated by the imagination and style of Iain Banks and I found his "The Bridge" extraordinary. Read morePublished on Nov. 25 2000 by Hank Schwartz
PlEASE note that the books of Ian M Banks and Ian Banks get deservedly heavyweight publishing support in the UK. Read morePublished on Oct. 25 2000