What's the Name of That Book??? discussion

UNSOLVED: One specific book > Sci-fi book written before or during early 1970's. Spoilers ahead.

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message 1: by Ron (last edited Apr 10, 2019 07:13AM) (new)

Ron | 2 comments A Sci-Fi book that covers characters in a future empire whose lives are influenced and intersect with each other by a computer or entity that employs a popular coin toss gambling game that randomly determines results. One theme deals with a war where soldiers fate on the battlefield, perhaps simulated by a computer, based on the computer or entity employing the coin game to determine who lives or dies. One of the characters mentioned in the book is some kind of monk, priest, or cultist, with scars on one side of his face as part of his initiation ritual. Another character for some reason is pursued by another, and when found on a boat, blows himself up and his pursuer with a hand grenade. Funny I can remember such odd bits, but not the title of the book.

message 2: by Kate (new)

Kate Farrell | 4072 comments Mod
Ron ~~
You can "bump" your thread every month or so. This pushes your thread back to the top of the folder instead of languishing here on page 220 from seven months ago where fewer eyes will see it. Get back in the game! Bump!
You can do this by typing a new comment at the end of the thread, or even by typing the word "bump."
Good luck!

message 3: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 37753 comments Mod
Ron, please put plot details into your header. This helps anyone searching for your book.

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