Skip to content

The Player of Games
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

The Player of Games Paperback - 2008

by Iain M. Banks

A seminal novel in Banks's acclaimed series about the universe of the Culture. Gurgeh is the best, the champion of the ancient, all-embracing Culture in which there is no disease or disaster, only the endless games. Then he accepts the challenge from the Empire of Azad--and finds out what the Game is really all about.


From the publisher

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. The Culture Series
Consider Phlebas
The Player of Games
Use of Weapons
The State of the Art
Excession
Inversions
Look to Windward
Matter
Surface Detail
The Hydrogen Sonata

Details

  • Title The Player of Games
  • Author Iain M. Banks
  • Binding Paperback
  • Edition Reprint
  • Pages 416
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Orbit, New York, New York
  • Date 2008-03-26
  • Features Table of Contents
  • ISBN 9780316005401 / 0316005401
  • Weight 0.8 lbs (0.36 kg)
  • Dimensions 8.2 x 5.4 x 1.1 in (20.83 x 13.72 x 2.79 cm)
  • Library of Congress subjects Science fiction, Computer games
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 2007930990
  • Dewey Decimal Code FIC

About the author

Iain Banks came to widespread and controversial public notice with the publication of his first novel, The Wasp Factory, in 1984. Consider Phlebas, his first science fiction novel, was published under the name Iain M. Banks in 1987 and began his celebrated ten-book Culture series. He is acclaimed as one of the most powerful, innovative and exciting writers of his generation.
Back to Top

More Copies for Sale

The Player of Games: 2 (Culture)

The Player of Games: 2 (Culture)

by Banks, Iain M

  • Used
  • very good
  • Paperback
Condition
Used - Very Good
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 13
9780316005401
ISBN 10
0316005401
Quantity Available
2
Seller
GORING BY SEA, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 2 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$5.68
$10.81 shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Paperback. Very Good.
Item Price
$5.68
$10.81 shipping to USA
The Player of Games (Culture, 2)
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

The Player of Games (Culture, 2)

by Banks, Iain M.

  • Used
Condition
UsedAcceptable
ISBN 13
9780316005401
ISBN 10
0316005401
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$5.82
$2.99 shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
UsedAcceptable. Cover/Case has some rubbing and edgewear. Access codes, CD's, slipcovers and other accessories may not be included.
Item Price
$5.82
$2.99 shipping to USA
The Player of Games (Culture, 2)
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

The Player of Games (Culture, 2)

by Banks, Iain M.

  • Used
Condition
UsedGood
ISBN 13
9780316005401
ISBN 10
0316005401
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Skokie, Illinois, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$5.83
$4.00 shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
UsedGood. Pages are clean! Minor shelf wear Lots of foxing on the edges Fast Shipping - Each order powers our free bookstore in Chicago and sending books to Africa!
Item Price
$5.83
$4.00 shipping to USA
The Player of Games (Culture, 2)
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

The Player of Games (Culture, 2)

by Banks, Iain M

  • Used
  • very good
  • Paperback
Condition
Used - Very Good
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 13
9780316005401
ISBN 10
0316005401
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$9.25
$5.50 shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Orbit, 2008-03-25. paperback. Very Good. 5x1x8.
Item Price
$9.25
$5.50 shipping to USA
The Player of Games (Culture (2))
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

The Player of Games (Culture (2))

by Banks, Iain M.

  • New
Condition
New
ISBN 13
9780316005401
ISBN 10
0316005401
Quantity Available
40
Seller
Benton Harbor, Michigan, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$12.29
$3.99 shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Orbit. New. BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY! NOT OVERSTOCKS OR MARKED UP REMAINDERS! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER!
Item Price
$12.29
$3.99 shipping to USA
The Player of Games
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

The Player of Games

by Iain M. Banks

  • Used
  • good
Condition
Used - Good
ISBN 13
9780316005401
ISBN 10
0316005401
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$13.12
$4.25 shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Good. [ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: None ]
Item Price
$13.12
$4.25 shipping to USA
The Player of Games
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

The Player of Games

by Banks, Iain M

  • Used
Condition
Used - Good
ISBN 13
9780316005401
ISBN 10
0316005401
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Reno, Nevada, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$13.26
FREE shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Orbit. Used - Good. Used book that is in clean, average condition without any missing pages.
Item Price
$13.26
FREE shipping to USA
The Player of Games
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

The Player of Games

by Banks, Iain M

  • Used
Condition
Used - Very Good
ISBN 13
9780316005401
ISBN 10
0316005401
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Reno, Nevada, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$13.28
FREE shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Orbit. Used - Very Good. Former library book; may include library markings. Used book that is in excellent condition. May show signs of wear or have minor defects.
Item Price
$13.28
FREE shipping to USA
The Player of Games (Culture, 2)
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

The Player of Games (Culture, 2)

by Banks, Iain M

  • Used
  • Paperback
Condition
Used: Good
Edition
Reprint
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 13
9780316005401
ISBN 10
0316005401
Quantity Available
1
Seller
HOUSTON, Texas, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 4 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$13.83
FREE shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Orbit, 2008-03-26. Reprint. paperback. Used: Good.
Item Price
$13.83
FREE shipping to USA
The Player of Games (Culture, 2)
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

The Player of Games (Culture, 2)

by Banks, Iain M

  • Used
  • Paperback
Condition
Used:Good
Edition
Reprint
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 13
9780316005401
ISBN 10
0316005401
Quantity Available
1
Seller
HOUSTON, Texas, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 4 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$19.62
FREE shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Orbit, 2008-03-26. Reprint. paperback. Used:Good.
Item Price
$19.62
FREE shipping to USA