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The Player of Games (The Culture) Book
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Bored with success, Gurgeh - The Player of Games - travels to the Empire of Azad, cruel and incredibly wealthy, to try their fabulous game. This is a game so complex, so like life itself, that the winner becomes emperor.
Since the publication of his first novel in 1984, The Wasp Factory, Iain Banks has gained enormous critical and popular acclaim, so much so that he was named in The Times list of 50 greatest British writers since 1945 in 2008. Writing science fiction under the name Iain M. Banks, The Player of Games tells the story of great game player, Jernau Morat Gurgeh. Bored with his constant success at board, computer and strategy games, Gurgeh travels to the Empire of Azad. While trying to play their complex game where the winner will become emperor, he encounters blackmail and attempted murder. He accepts the game, and with it the challenge of his life - and possibly death.
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.
Bored with success Gurgeh - The Player of Games - travels to the Empire of Azad cruel and incredibly wealthy to try their fabulous game. This is a game so complex so like life itself that the winner becomes emperor.
The second Culture novel from the awesome imagination of Iain M. Banks, a modern master of science fiction.
- Iain M. Banks
- 10 August 1989
- Paperback (Book)
- New edition
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