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Speculative Book Club: "The Player of Games" by Iain M. Banks

*A club for all things speculative – from Science Fiction, to Fantasy, and maybe even a pinch of Horror*
Join us every 1st Monday of the month for a serious discussion of cool speculative works, or to just geek out over the pewpewlaserbeam! From cutting edge to classics, the goal is to have fun and explore as far as exploration will go!
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The Speculative Book Club will meet again on Monday, May 3rd at 7:30pm to discuss The Player of Games by Iain M. Banks!

To maintain a safe environment for discussion, this book club will continue to hold meetings via Zoom. Order the book and join us for a video chat discussion. For questions about this book club, or to join the Zoom meeting, email us at unabridgedbookstore@gmail.com.

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.

Iain Banks came to controversial public notice with the publication of his first novel, The Wasp Factory, in 1984. He has since gained enormous popular and critical acclaim for both his mainstream and his science fiction novels.
 
The Player of Games (Culture #2) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316005401
Availability: Available, order here for delivery or pickup.
Published: Orbit - March 26th, 2008

Event date: 

Monday, May 3, 2021 - 7:30pm

Event address: 

Unabridged Books, Inc.
Chicago, IL 60657
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