Iain M Banks’ The Player of Games (why learning to win at games can make you a loser)

The Player of Games by Iain M Banks makes a powerful argument for peace as the ultimate strategy.

Damien Walter
Science Fiction
Published in
11 min readOct 15, 2015

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Incredible thanks to my patrons for making this essay possible. And to my beta readers, in particular Sarah Imrisek and Joshua Newman, for challenging my

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Damien Walter
Science Fiction

I tell stories about the future, technology and culture. Published by The Guardian, WIRED, BBC etc.