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The Squares of the City
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The Squares of the City

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Author: John Brunner
Publisher: Ballantine Books, 1965
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Book Type: Novel
Genre: Science-Fiction
Sub-Genre Tags: Soft SF
Psychological
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A tour-de-force, a disciplined exercise peopled originally by wooden or ivory or jade figurines, now fleshed and clothed and given dramatic life in a battle as old as the classic conflict of chess. But these are real people. When heads roll, blood gouts out and drenches the remaining players while they watch in horrified fascination - until their turn comes. For it is a real game. And the players cannot tell the outcome. Even when their lives depend on it....


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A nuanced, but confined view of Latin America

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