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The Player of Games

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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.
Praise for Iain M. Banks:
"Poetic, humorous, baffling, terrifying, sexy — the books of Iain M. Banks are all these things and more" — NME
"An exquisitely riotous tour de force of the imagination which writes its own rules simply for the pleasure of breaking them." — Time Out

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Publisher: Orbit

Kindle Book

  • ISBN: 9780316171199
  • Release date: December 1, 2009

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780316171199
  • Release date: December 1, 2009

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9780316171199
  • File size: 581 KB
  • Release date: December 1, 2009

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Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB ebook

Languages

English

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.
Praise for Iain M. Banks:
"Poetic, humorous, baffling, terrifying, sexy — the books of Iain M. Banks are all these things and more" — NME
"An exquisitely riotous tour de force of the imagination which writes its own rules simply for the pleasure of breaking them." — Time Out

Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    Orbit

    Kindle Book
    ISBN: 9780316171199
    Release date: December 1, 2009

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9780316171199
    Release date: December 1, 2009

    EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9780316171199
    File size: 581 KB
    Release date: December 1, 2009

  • Creators
  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB ebook
  • Languages
    English