The Player of Games: Culture Novels

The Player of Games: Culture Novels

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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.

Author: Iain M. Banks
Series: Culture Book 2
Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Orbit; Reprint edition (March 26, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.2 inches