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Second Game

3.76  ·  Rating Details ·  17 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Mankind's Ten Thousand Worlds had expanded and prospered until they encountered their first aliens. These were people, almost as human as those who had originated on Earth, but with some slight differences. One of their differences was that they would never associate with aliens, never surrender, never compromise. They would conquer the Ten Thousand Worlds -- or die trying ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published May 5th 1981 by DAW (first published May 1st 1981)
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Apr 20, 2016 Heidi rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sf-short-stories
The version I read was about 40 pages not 160 pages.

I won't talk about the plot because I don't want to ruin the suspense for people who have not yet read it.

I will just say that this is absolutely one of the best SF short stories that I have ever read in my life.
Paulo "paper books always" Carvalho
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Mar 23, 2014 Ranmaru rated it really liked it
Finally a book I enjoyed after a long streak of bad ones.

A human works as a spy on a planet which didn't want to join the federation. In order to get to know their culture he starts to play their national game. It is very similar to chess. He is a great player and slowly his great scheme will be revealed. Great read.
Mar 27, 2012 Camille rated it really liked it
Shelves: novelette
read the 1958 novelette not this version
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Sep 19, 2011 Bruno Silva rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sf
Uma história muito bem escrita em que mostra como tornar os vencedores em derrotados por serem absorvidos culturalmente por outros povos.
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