this is part of as days pass by, by Stuart Langridge

Books I own by Iain M. Banks

The Player of Games goodreads

Iain M. Banks (The Culture #2)

One of the two Culture books I really like, the other being Excession. Expert board-game player is sent to a foreign star system to participate in the game played by an empire which defines itself by how well you play. This is a great introduction to the Culture (which Consider Phlebas is not); throwaway lines such as "They probably think we have a home planet or something" make it clear just how far we have to go to get to that stage, without being lecture-y about it.

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