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The Player Of Games : A Culture Novel

Iain M. Banks
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group (Orbit)
Published: November 30, 2023
ISBN: 9780356521640
400 pages
Country of publication: United Kingdom


The Culture – a utopian human-machine symbiotic society – has thrown up many expert Game Players, and one of the greatest is Jernau Morat Gurgeh. He is Master of every board, computer and strategy – he is The Player of Games.

Bored with success, Gurgeh travels to the cruel and incredibly wealthy Empire of Azad to try their infamous game . . . a game so complex, so like life itself, that the winner becomes emperor. Mocked, blackmailed, almost murdered, Gurgeh plays the game, and faces the challenge of his life – and very possibly his death.

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