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The Player of Games - (Culture) by Iain M Banks (Paperback)

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Highlights

  • The Culture -- a human/machine symbiotic society -- has thrown up many great Game Players, and one of the greatest is Gurgeh Jernau Morat Gurgeh.
  • About the Author: Iain Banks came to widespread and controversial public notice with the publication of his first novel, The Wasp Factory, in 1984.
  • 416 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Science Fiction
  • Series Name: Culture

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About the Book



A seminal novel in Banks's acclaimed series about the universe of the Culture. Gurgeh is the best, the champion of the ancient, all-embracing Culture in which there is no disease or disaster, only the endless games. Then he accepts the challenge from the Empire of Azad--and finds out what the Game is really all about.



Book Synopsis



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.

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



About the Author



Iain Banks came to widespread and controversial public notice with the publication of his first novel, The Wasp Factory, in 1984. Consider Phlebas, his first science fiction novel, was published under the name Iain M. Banks in 1987 and began his celebrated ten-book Culture series. He is acclaimed as one of the most powerful, innovative and exciting writers of his generation.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.5 Inches (W) x 1.3 Inches (D)
Weight: .85 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Series Title: Culture
Sub-Genre: Science Fiction
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Number of Pages: 416
Publisher: Orbit
Theme: Action & Adventure
Format: Paperback
Author: Iain M Banks
Language: English
Street Date: March 26, 2008
TCIN: 11336481
UPC: 9780316005401
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-5200
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.3 inches length x 5.5 inches width x 8.2 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.85 pounds
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