The Player of Games by Iain M. Banks
I liked this book best of the Iain M Banks books I’ve read so far – but I’m a sucker for science fiction books where the main character enters a tournament of games. I even liked Split Infinity, for Pete’s sake. I always like books that are set up around games, and am starting to get a better sense of what Banks is aiming to do with the Culture books, so enjoyed it the most so far. Will probably wait a bit before reading the next Banks book, but will definitely read one before too long.
2 Replies to “The Player of Games, by Iain M. Banks”
Hi.. Just randomly surfed by. You seem to be quite into Sci-Fi. I love Iain Banks too. If you’re into super long story lines, I recommend you check out Mech Warrior as well!
Just my 2 cents 🙂
Use of Weapons is indisputably the best of the series and also fairly standalone. Read that one next. Of course, you really should be reading them in order:
-Player of Games / Consider Phlebas
-State of the Art / Use of Weapons
-Excession / Look to Windward
-Inversions / Matter