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The Resource The player of games, Iain M. Banks

The player of games, Iain M. Banks

Label
The player of games
Title
The player of games
Statement of responsibility
Iain M. Banks
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Summary
Bored with success, Gurgeh - The Player of Games - travels to the Empire of Azad, cruel and incredibly wealthy, to try their fabulous game. This is a game so complex, so like life itself, that the winner becomes emperor
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
014130
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-2013
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Banks, Iain
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Culture novel
Series volume
0002
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Computer games
  • Science fiction
  • Computer games
  • Science fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The player of games, Iain M. Banks
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A Culture novel"--Cover
  • Excerpt from the author's novel Matter: p. 397-405
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn154698709
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
405 pages
Isbn
9780316005401
Lccn
2007930990
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
(OCoLC)154698709
Label
The player of games, Iain M. Banks
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A Culture novel"--Cover
  • Excerpt from the author's novel Matter: p. 397-405
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn154698709
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
405 pages
Isbn
9780316005401
Lccn
2007930990
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
(OCoLC)154698709

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