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Player of Games, the (1988) [Novel]
by Iain M. Banks Rating: Weighted - 8.2 / Average - 8.2 of 10 (61 votes) (Rate!)
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Series: Culture, the

Summary :

The Culture – a human/machine symbiotic society – has thrown up many great Game Players, and one of the greatest is Gurgeh. Jernat 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.

Original title: The Player of Games
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience FictionAdventureSpace Opera

Edition #1: Player of Games, the

Player of Games, the (1988)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Few of us have been exposed to talent so manifest and of such extraordinary breadth" The New York Review of Science Fiction
  • "Poetic, humorous, baffling, terrifying, sexy – the books of Iain M. Banks are all these things and more" NME
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The Player of Games (1990)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0061000981
Pages: 399

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ISBN: 1857231465

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