Where we talk about stuff we love…
Bruce Nesmith, our studio’s Design Director, talks about one of his favorite authors.
I love almost anything written by Iain Banks. One of his early novels is called Player of Games. Come on. How could I possibly pass up a book with that title? The hero of the story is a man in the far future who is one of the galaxy’s best gamers. Now that’s a hero I can sympathize with! Not that I’m the galaxy’s best gamer, but I wish I was. Player of Games is also one of the first books about the Culture, Iain Banks far flung galactic civilization. It’s great stuff. His imagination and writing are stellar. I really can’t understand why this guy hasn’t won a Hugo or Nebula yet. I can’t wait to read his latest book, The Algebraist. As a math geek, he once again has me hooked just by the title.