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Melthariumin
Gallente
Tactical Reconnaissance
Posted - 2009.10.13 11:02:00 - [31]
 

Edited by: Melthariumin on 13/10/2009 11:02:40
Originally by: Lan Aliere
Edited by: Lan Aliere on 13/10/2009 09:42:17
OP, I think I love you.

Excession is one of my most favourite books of all time.

Very Happy


"use of weapons" has a better story then "excession" and all the other culture books. But thats just my opinion.
Anyways, its from Iain Banks and he is uber!



am i a fanboy?Confused

skye orionis
Posted - 2009.10.13 21:33:00 - [32]
 

Consider Phlebas remains my favourite just the intro where the mind's battle and escape is one of the finest literary descriptions of space combat. Look To Windward is a close runner up, and Excession would be third on my list. I know a lot of people love Use Of Weapons and The Player Of Games - and they're wonderful, but not my favourites. I loved reading Matter recently, I'm reserving judgement until I've read it a few more times.


Melthariumin
Gallente
Tactical Reconnaissance
Posted - 2009.10.14 16:10:00 - [33]
 

Originally by: skye orionis
Consider Phlebas remains my favourite just the intro where the mind's battle and escape is one of the finest literary descriptions of space combat. Look To Windward is a close runner up, and Excession would be third on my list. I know a lot of people love Use Of Weapons and The Player Of Games - and they're wonderful, but not my favourites. I loved reading Matter recently, I'm reserving judgement until I've read it a few more times.




Consider Phlebas was the first of Iain Banks books i read and i was fascinated. But i also liked some of his "darker" works such as wasp factory and the bridge.
Use of weapons looks to me as kind of a link between his culture universe books and his darker works.

for the topic:

Maybe this fractal encryption is a way to track down the original owner in case he sells the ship to some nasty pirates or other enemys of the state.
Just imagine selling a Navy Mega ( which was trusted to you by the Federal Navy)to a state protectorate member who uses it to blow up "real Navy" Navy Megas.
One week later the black eagles knock down your door and you spend several years on some rather unpleasant prison planet somewhere in lowsec.


Twisted Evil


Hammerfail CEO
Caldari
Hammerfail Industries
Posted - 2009.10.14 16:24:00 - [34]
 

I'm hunting spaceships not space gazelles. Lets have a bit more variety tbh.

Illectroculus Defined
No Bull Ships
Posted - 2009.10.14 16:53:00 - [35]
 

I don't want to spoil Excession but the fractal camoflage is applied to a reserve fleet of warships which have been in storage for centuries, the ships have awesome weapons and super intelligent minds to control them. To stop an enemy from simply disconnecting the sleeping minds and taking control of this awesome fleet for nefarious purposes the ships have booby traps on them. So to use the ship you either need to convince the mind that you're authorised to do so, or spend decades scanning each ship to a molecular level to find the booby traps. (or know the mathematics behind the fractal so you can discern features from fractals)




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