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The Player of Games

By Iain Banks

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

Format

Book

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Publish Date

1989

ISBN

9780316005401


Format: Book
Author: Banks, Iain
Title: The player of games / Iain M. Banks.
Publisher Date: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1989.
Isbn: 9780316005401 0312026307
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System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: SF Banks
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Bib Id: 20046

Format: Book
Author: Banks, Iain
Title: The player of games / Iain M. Banks.
Publisher, Date: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1989.
Description: 309 p. ; 22 cm.
Notes: "A Thomas Dunne book."
LCCN: 88029899
ISBN: 9780316005401
ISBN: 0312026307
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: SF Banks