History Literature / Excession

10th Jul '17 12:50:05 PM Malady
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* SubspaceOrHyperspace: The Excession, which shocks every AI Mind which sees it as it is somehow connected to Infraspace and Ultraspace simultaneously, acting as a bridge between three universes at once.
17th Apr '17 2:59:06 PM Malady
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* MacGuffinTitle: Also a OneWordTitle.



* ObfuscatingInsanity: The ''Sleeper Service''[[spoiler:; it's an SC ship pretending to be Eccentric]].



* ObfuscatingInsanity: The ''Sleeper Service''[[spoiler:; it's an SC ship pretending to be Eccentric]].

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* ObfuscatingInsanity: The ''Sleeper Service''[[spoiler:; it's an SC ship pretending to be Eccentric]].OneWordTitle: Also a MacGuffinTitle.
18th Dec '16 2:03:19 PM Xtifr
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'''''Excession''''' is the fourth [[Literature/TheCulture Culture]] novel, written by [[Creator/IainBanks Iain M. Banks]]. It concerns the reactions of individuals (mostly Minds) of the Culture (and other interspatial species) to the discovery of an unknown and enigmatic artifact: The Excession.

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'''''Excession''''' ''Excession'' is the fourth [[Literature/TheCulture Culture]] novel, written by [[Creator/IainBanks Iain M. Banks]]. It concerns the reactions of individuals (mostly Minds) of the Culture (and other interspatial species) to the discovery of an unknown and enigmatic artifact: The Excession.
26th Oct '16 7:34:41 AM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}}: To borrow a phrase from another Culture novel, the ''Killing Time'' rips through an entire battle fleet like a berserk raptor plunged into a nest of kittens.
8th Jul '16 8:22:25 PM Discar
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* AnachronicOrder: The book has two plot lines: One running normally* and detailing the reactions to the Excession, and a second that consists of flashbacks about Byr and Dajeil's life.
--> *Mostly normally. There are several different plot threads that meet up at or towards the end of the book, but they're only linear with respect to their own plot thread and the eventual merge. All the plot threads have fairly disparate time lines, and successive events on different threads may not be linear. In some cases the second thread presented may have already happened, it just hasn't directly influenced the first thread yet.
* AppropriatedAppellation: The Affront were called as such as criticism of their behavior, but they [[InsultBackfire took it as a compliment]] and started calling themselves that.
** At the end of the book, the Excession also announces it is adopting that name.

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* AnachronicOrder: The book has two plot lines: One running normally* normally and detailing the reactions to the Excession, and a second that consists of flashbacks about Byr and Dajeil's life.
--> *Mostly normally. There are several different plot threads that meet up at or towards the end of the book, but they're only linear with respect to their own plot thread and the eventual merge. All the plot threads have fairly disparate time lines, and successive events on different threads may not be linear. In some cases the second thread presented may have already happened, it just hasn't directly influenced the first thread yet.
* AppropriatedAppellation: The Affront were called as such as criticism of their behavior, but they [[InsultBackfire took it as a compliment]] and started calling themselves that.
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that. At the end of the book, the Excession also announces it is adopting that name.



** Creatures genetically altered by the Affront.
*** Not least is that they genetically altered their own females to make sex ''painful''.

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** Creatures genetically altered by the Affront.
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Affront. Not least is that they genetically altered their own females to make sex ''painful''.



* MacGuffin: The Excession drives about half the plots in the book, despite doing nothing more than sitting there being mysterious.

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* MacGuffin: MacGuffin:
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The Excession drives about half the plots in the book, despite doing nothing more than sitting there being mysterious.
5th Jul '16 8:51:21 PM Discar
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** Which is in and of itself fairly impressive when you're dealing with a civilization that is technologically advanced enough that there aren't a whole lot of mysteries left. See OutsideContextVillain below.

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** Which is in and of itself fairly impressive when you're dealing with a civilization that is technologically advanced enough that there aren't a whole lot of mysteries left. See OutsideContextVillain OutsideContextProblem below.



* OutsideContextVillain: The TropeNamer based on the Outside Context Problem, of which the Excession itself is a prime example.

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* OutsideContextVillain: OutsideContextProblem: The TropeNamer based on the Outside Context Problem, TropeNamer, of which the Excession itself is a prime example.
20th Jan '16 9:49:55 PM PaulA
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* SealedEvilInACan: The Excession. Maybe. If you get in the road of the damn thing.



* TheVirus: The Excession.




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* ZeroGSpot: There was that one unusual docking incident...
19th Oct '15 1:00:16 PM john_e
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* ScarredEquipment: The Affront deliberately tweak their ships' self-repair systems so that repairs to battle damage leave superficial marks on the hull.
11th Jul '15 12:14:27 PM Epithumia
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*** Not least is that they genetically altered their own females to make sex ''painful''.
7th Jun '15 7:26:36 PM Fulmir
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** Which is in and of itself fairly impressive when you're dealing with a civilization that is technologically advanced enough that there aren't a whole lot of mysteries left. See [[OutsideContextVillain]] below.

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** Which is in and of itself fairly impressive when you're dealing with a civilization that is technologically advanced enough that there aren't a whole lot of mysteries left. See [[OutsideContextVillain]] OutsideContextVillain below.
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