The second Culture novel from the awesome imagination of Iain M. Banks, a modern master of science fiction.

 

The Culture - a human/machine symbiotic society - has thrown up many great Game Players, and one of the greatest is Gurgeh. Jernau Morat Gurgeh. The Player of Games. Master of every board, computer and strategy.

 

Bored with success, Gurgeh travels to the Empire of Azad, cruel and incredibly wealthy, to try their fabulous game ... a game so complex, so like life itself, that the winner becomes emperor. Mocked, blackmailed, almost murdered, Gurgeh accepts the game, and with it the challenge of his life - and very possibly his death.

 

 

 

The Player Of Games (IAIN M. BANKS)

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  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group 

    ISBN: 9781857231465 

    Number of pages: 320 

    Weight: 220 g 

    Dimensions: 196 x 129 x 21 mm

     

    Paperback 

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    The Player of Games

    Use of Weapons

    The State of the Art

    Excession

    Inversions

    Look to Windward

    Matter

    Surface Detail

    The Hydrogen Sonata

     

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