Welcome to KIWIreviews - product reviews
•  click here to return to the homepage  •
Welcome visitor.Join us or log in

Product reviews on KIWIreviews.co.nz : Monday 21st October 2019 - 15:31:09

QuickSearch for:    What is QuickSearch?
QuickJump to:    What is QuickJump?
logon name: p/w:  
I want to:

You Are Here...

Home > Categories > Books > Sci-Fi > Excession review

« The Strain reviewThe StrainThe Bed Barn reviewThe Bed Barn »

Score: 9.8/10  [1 review]
5 out of 5
ProdID: 2146 - Excession
Written by Iain M Banks

at quality booksellers

Excession product reviews

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.

culture   hyperspace   machine intelligence   multidimensional   parallel universes   underspace
Other listings you may be interested in:
Feersum EndjinnFeersum Endjinn
Rating: 8.5
Surface DetailSurface Detail
Rating: 9.8
The AlgebraistThe Algebraist
Rating: 9.0
I am a Big SisterI am a Big Sister
Rating: 9.0
Rating: 8.0
The Hydrogen SonataThe Hydrogen Sonata
Rating: 9.3
I  Survived: The Nazi InvasionI  Survived: The Nazi Invasion
Rating: 8.9
Use of WeaponsUse of Weapons
Rating: 6.3
Against a Dark BackgroundAgainst a Dark Background
Rating: 9.5
The New Zealand Wedding Planning JournalThe New Zealand Wedding Planning Journal
Rating: 8.5
The Player of GamesThe Player of Games
Rating: 9.8
Rating: 7.5
Discworld : Going PostalDiscworld : Going Postal
Rating: 8.8

Product reviews...

Everyone is welcome to post a review. You will need to Join up or log in to post yours.

Click here to read the profile of tucker

Review by: tucker (Karl)
Dated: 24th of June, 2009

Link to this review Report this review


This Review: 9.8/10
Value for Money:
Score 9 out of 10
Level of Realism:
Score 10 out of 10
Score 10 out of 10
Lose Track of Time:
Score 10 out of 10

This was my first encounter with Iain Banks' work and I was so hooked I simply had to go out and buy up all the back titles I could track down. Since then, I have kept a weather eye out and have managed to accumulate a fair percentage of his works, with a *very* heavy leaning towards any of his 'Culture' series.

A stunning author, this book really brought his 'Culture' universe alive for me in much the same way that Neal Asher did with his 'Polity' universe... and I have to wonder at the stunning synchonicity of both universes. Humanity under the benevolent rule of a higher-order artificial intelligence we created, humanity (in both it's physical and digital forms) spreading across the face of our galaxy, and the slow but stead subversion and subsumption of (nearly) all the alien cultures we encounter.

Overall, a stunning book with some utterly unexpected twists, especially at the end.

Guest comments...

Random listing from 'Books'...

Score: 10.0
Product reviews for listing 3278: The Look
Written by Sophia Bennett

Product image for The LookTed is tall. Freaky. When she's spotted by a model agency, she can't believe it. At the same time, her gorgeous sister falls seriously ill. With her world turned upside down, Ted must choose between fame and family. Can she be a supermodel and a super sister? All in five-inch heels?

Go to the listing

General Disclaimer...

Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Checker - Do not copy content from this page. Creative Commons Licence All trademarks, images and copyrights on this site are owned by their respective companies.
KIWIreviews is an independent entity, part of the ePLURIBUS.nz Network. This is a free public forum presenting user opinions on selected products, and as such the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of KIWIreviews.co.nz and are protected under New Zealand law by the "Honest Opinion" clause of the Defamation Act of 1992. KIWIreviews accepts no liability for statements made on this site, under the assumption that they are the true and honest opinions of the individual posters. In most cases, prices and dates stated are approximate and should be considered as only guidelines.

"I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. That's deep enough. What do you want, an adorable pancreas?"
Jean Kerr

KIWIreviews Help GuideClick here for the Help Guide Subscribe to our Twitter streamVisit our
Twitter feed
Visit our Facebook pageVisit our
Facebook page
Visit our YouTube ChannelVisit our
YouTube channel
Follow us on instagramVisit our
Instagram album
Visit our Google+ pageVisit our
Google+ page
Visit our Flickr photostreamVisit our
Flickr photostream