November's Sci-Fi - The Player of Games by Iain M. Banks

Please join us as we discuss The Player of Games by Iain M. Banks, the second book in The Culture series. This book is a fairly quick read, at 288 pages.

Please keep your RSVP updated and accurate!* Space is limited for this event. If it fills up, please add yourself to the waiting list if interested. Our morning session can be found here.

From Amazon:

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.


*Since missing one of these meetups is taking a spot away from someone else who wants to go, we'll need to have a stricter attendance policy than normal. For book discussions, 3 no-shows in a rolling 3-month period will prohibit you from attending any other book discussion for 2 months after your last no-show. In order to avoid a no-show, please update your RSVP no later than 10pm two nights before a discussion. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation!

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  • Lisa K.

    The podcast I mentioned

    http://www.fetidus.org/

    November 17, 2013

  • Maggie

    Apologies, I won't be able to make it, and the page won't let me change my RSVP (as far as I can tell).

    November 17, 2013

  • Cathy

    The mini-flu I caught last week has come back to haunt me. I don't want to get others sick too.

    November 17, 2013

  • Lisa B.

    I have a mini family emergency, so I won't be able to make it today. I'm so sorry for the late notice.

    November 17, 2013

  • Vijay

    We're in the smaller room to the right today.

    November 17, 2013

  • Jen

    Haven't had a chance to read the book yet!

    November 14, 2013

  • Vijay

    Hi, everyone. Just a reminder to please update your RSVP if your availability has changed. The new deadline to do so without incurring a no-show is Friday at 10pm. Thanks, and see you on Sunday!

    November 14, 2013

  • Vijay

    Hi, everyone. Now that we're less than a week away, please update your RSVP if your availability has changed. Thanks!

    November 11, 2013

  • Dave

    I think this book could have been subtitled "The Causer of Drama"

    November 7, 2013

  • Kovit K.

    So now that I'm reading this story...I can't but help think of this song just seems appropriate

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_JF8oSxXtM

    1 · November 6, 2013

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