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The Player of Games (1988)
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The Culture, Books 1-9 (Consider Phlebas, The Player of Games, Use of Weapons, The State of the Art, Excession, Inversions, Look to Windward, Matter, Surface Detail) by Iain M. Banks
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In the human-machine symbiotic society called The Culture, there have been many great game players. One, Gurgeh, is a master of every board, computer, and strategy. He travels to the Empire of Azad to try its game, one so complex and like life itself, that the winner becomes emperer. With this game, he takes on the challenge of his life, and possibly his death.
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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)823.914 — Literature English English fiction Modern Period 20th Century 1945-1999
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