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The player of games

Author: Iain Banks
Publisher: New York, New York : Orbit, an imprint of Hachette Book Group, 2008. ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Overview: 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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Iain Banks
ISBN: 9780316005401 0316005401
OCLC Number: 154698709
Notes: "A Culture novel"--Cover.
Excerpt from the author's novel Matter: p. 397-405.
Description: 405 pages : portrait ; 21 cm.
Contents: Culture plate --
Imperium --
Machina Ex Machina --
Passed pawn.
Responsibility: Iain M. Banks.
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Overview: 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.

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