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I'm not a fan of Banks and as Excession was the first book I read of his it's not likely that I ever will become a fan. How this was called Science Fiction I don't know because it contained little of either. The ships talking to each other in there own language is hard to comprehend (as a long time reader of SF I consider myself reasonably intelligent) and in the story very little happens and just as they are about to discover the main plot device a space anomaly it dissapears, some rubbish explanationis given but does little to make one feel that you haven't been cheated out of a real conclusion.