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  •  I read Excession after The Bridge. (8+ / 0-)

    I have reread Excession a minimum of 25 times. I just love everything about that book.

    GSV has a hull that is a few kilometers thick I believe, 7 kilometers wide and 10 long, very huge.

    Excession also has a ship that finds men that have committed war crimes and goes into their minds to make them relive the horrors they inflicted on others. I think it is the best introduction to Culture and Banks writing in general, but I am completely biased about this book.

    The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and those are ignorance, superstition, and incompetence. - Elbert Hubbard -9.62/-8.15

    by GustavMahler on Sun Jun 09, 2013 at 03:01:30 PM PDT

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    •  Haha. (5+ / 0-)

      I just remembered the ship was called Gray Area, because it delved into the minds of men, gray matter. But the other ships called it Meatfucker. Gosh I will miss his sense of humor!

      The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and those are ignorance, superstition, and incompetence. - Elbert Hubbard -9.62/-8.15

      by GustavMahler on Sun Jun 09, 2013 at 03:15:09 PM PDT

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    •  Excession (1+ / 0-)
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      Excession is really the first book to really dive into the intricacies of the society of the Minds (ship and orbital and otherwise).  It is really one of my favorite Culture books and rather wonderful how all the disparate threads come together in the end.

      It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes. ~~ Douglas Adams

      by Remillard on Mon Jun 10, 2013 at 12:59:48 PM PDT

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