We at Orbit are big fans of World Book Night, so we’re delighted to see so many SFF titles appearing in the final UK shortlist for this year’s event on 23rd April 2012 – especially as one of the selected titles is THE PLAYER OF GAMES, by our very own Iain M. Banks. The final United States roster is here.
THE PLAYER OF GAMES is a standalone title in Iain’s bestselling Culture series of novels and follows the adventures of Jernau Morat Gurgeh – the gamer, master of every board, computer and strategy.
Bored with success, Gurgeh travels to the Empire of Azad to participate in the ultimate game with the ultimate prize: the Throne of Azad itself. But it’s a game where blackmail and murder are part of the rules, and soon Gurgeh finds himself in the most dangerous game of his life.
The inclusion of THE PLAYER OF GAMES on the World Book Night UK shortlist represents a unique opportunity to introduce thousands of new readers to the wonders of science fiction – and what better way to do this than by offering copies of one of the most beautiful works of a true master of the genre.
If you’re based in the UK, you can sign up to be a “donor” for THE PLAYER OF GAMES during World Book Night UK by visiting the official website. You will receive 24 free copies of the book to distribute in your community according to your choice, spreading the love of reading and amazing books. If you want to be part of this amazing event, make sure to register before the deadline of the February 1, 2012!
Join us in showing the world the wonders of Iain M. Banks and science fiction!