The Player of Games

By Iain M. Banks
(Orbit, Paperback, 9780316005401, 405pp.)

Publication Date: March 2008

Shop Local
Enter your zip code below to find indies closest to you.

Go


Description
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 Iain M. Banks:
"Poetic, humorous, baffling, terrifying, sexy -- the books of Iain M. Banks are all these things and more" -- NME
"An exquisitely riotous tour de force of the imagination which writes its own rules simply for the pleasure of breaking them." -- Time Out.



About the Author
Originaire deFife, en Ecosse et reconnu comme l'un des meilleurs auteurs de sa generation, Iain Banksa publie une trentaine de romans best-sellers, dont le celebre cycle de La Culture.Il est decede en 2013.

Une aisance merveilleuse et une intuition vertigineuse.

Daily Mail

Indie Bookstore Finder
EBbooks and EReaders
Find great gifts: Signed books
Link to IndieBound






Update Profile