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August 3rd, 2013, 21:19
Excession, from Iain M. Banks' Culture universe. This is Space Opera at its finest.

I'm only a few chapters in and am loving every minute of it. Excession is about the Minds encountering a so-called Outside Context Problem, which made me want to play a 4X or Civilization game again. I love all the terminology Mr. Banks is using — the Culture ships have such cool names (like "Clear Air Turbulence" from Consider Phlebas). Awesome stuff.
"Mystery is important. To know everything, to know the whole truth, is dull. There is no magic in that. Magic is not knowing, magic is wondering about what and how and where." ~ Cortez, from The Longest Journey
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