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The Player of Games

The Player of Games( )
Author: Banks, Iain M.
Series title:Culture Ser.
ISBN:978-1-85723-146-5
Publication Date:Apr 1994
Publisher:Little, Brown Book Group Limited
Imprint:Orbit Books
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $18.17
Book Description:

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...
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Book Details
Pages:320
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Science Fiction / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):12.8 x 19.7 x 2.1 cm
Book Weight:0.23 Kilograms
Author Biography
Banks, Iain M. (Author)
Iain Banks was born in Fife in 1954 and was educated at Stirling University where he studied English Literature, Philosophy and Psychology.

Banks came to widespread and controversial public note with the publication of his first novel, The Wasp Factory, in 1984. His first science fiction novel, Consider Phlebas, was published in 1987. He continued to write both mainstream fiction (as Iain Banks) and science fiction (as Iain M. Banks).

Banks' mainstream fiction included The Wasp Factory (1984), Walking on Glass (1985), The Bridge (1986), Espedair Street (1987), Canal Dreams (1989), The Crow Road (1992), Complicity (1993), Whit (1995), A Song of Stone (1997), The Business (1999), Dead Air (2002) and The Steep Approach to Garbadale (2007).

His final book, The Quarry, was released posthumously on June 20, 2013. Banks died on June 9, 2013 of terminal gall bladder cancer. 030



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