(#168901) THE PLAYER OF GAMES. Iain Banks.

THE PLAYER OF GAMES. London: Macmillan, [1988]. Octavo, cloth. First edition. One of 201 numbered copies signed by Banks. 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 cloth slipcase without dust jacket as issued. (#168901).

Price: $1,500.00

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