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The Player of Games
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The Player of Games

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Author: Iain M. Banks
Publisher: Orbit, 1988
Series: The Culture Cycle: Book 2
Book Type: Novel
Genre: Science-Fiction
Sub-Genre Tags: Galactic Empire
Space Opera
Artificial Intelligence
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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.


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The Player of Games

- divinenanny
  (2/5/2012)
Excellent Space Opera

- llLeoll
  (3/28/2013)
The Player of Games

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