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Great Novels of the 22nd Century

Jul 1   •   7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  •   Cost: Free

Join Great Novels of the 22nd Century for a reading group discussion of The Player of Games, by Iain M. Banks.


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.


This meeting will be online via Skype. Check the Great Novels of the 22nd Century Facebook Group for the meeting instructions.


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