Excession by Iain M. Banks 1st / 1st 1996
First edition and first print published by Orbit in 1996. This is a fine copy. The wrapper is immaculate with no wear to speak of. It is not price clipped. Likewise the book is very presentable. The pages have started to brown as is common with this title. There is no foxing, browning or previous owners marks. Overall a fine and very collectible copy.
This is the fifth novel in the Culture series, a series of ten science fiction novels which feature a utopian fictional interstellar society called the Culture. It concerns the response of the Culture and other interstellar societies to an unprecedented alien artifact, the Excession.