the grand wheel is a great science fiction story where the author has used intriguing ideas to create a very different galaxy in the future
gamblers like the main here cheyne scarne use randomatics - based on the maths of game theory - to play any games of chance, not just card games like poker - with the grand wheel organisation creating incredible new and varied gambling games
if you enjoy novel ideas where the author pushes them to the limits of his imagination then this should be the story for you
players of games and history?
were the basics of randomatics perhaps inspired by the isaac asimov ideas of psychohistory mathematics in his foundation series - being able to calculate the actions of people and predict future events?
perhaps the grand wheel is the inspiration for iain m banks player of games culture book?