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)
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 220 g
Dimensions: 196 x 129 x 21 mm
The Player of Games
Use of Weapons
The State of the Art
Look to Windward
The Hydrogen Sonata
Other books by Iain M. Banks:
Against a Dark Background