THE PLAYER OF GAMES. New York: St. Martin's Press, . Octavo, boards. First U.S. edition. Second novel of the Culture sequence. "... though more economically told than CONSIDER PHLEBAS (1987), its bulbous predecessor, less challengingly pits its protagonist against a savage game-based civilization, which he causes to crumble." - John Clute and David Langford, SFE (online). Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1986-2009. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with tiny wrinkle at upper left corner of front panel. (#162281).
"First U.S. Edition / 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page.