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The second Culture novel from the awesome imagination of Iain M. Banks, a modern master of science fiction.

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 the Culture series:

'Epic in scope, ambitious in its ideas and absorbing in its execution' Independent on Sunday

'Banks has created one of the most enduring and endearing visions of the future'
Guardian

'Jam-packed with extraordinary invention'
Scotsman

'Compulsive reading'
Sunday Telegraph

The Culture series:
Consider Phlebas
The Player of Games
Use of Weapons
The State of the Art
Excession
Inversions
Look to Windward
Matter
Surface Detail
The Hydrogen Sonata


Other books by Iain M. Banks:
Against a Dark Background
Feersum Endjinn
The Algebraist

GENRE
Science-Fiction und Fantasy
ERSCHIENEN
2008
4. September
SPRACHE
EN
Englisch
UMFANG
320
Seiten
VERLAG
Little, Brown Book Group
GRÖSSE
1,1
 MB

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Geham99 ,

Player of Games

A really Most astounding piece, lacking sometimes of technical descriptions due to medieval background, but at the end a very awarding time to have spent on struggling thru the story and been left with some thoughts to consider .. And awaiting the next piece of 'culture stories' with considerable discomposure.

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