YMMV: The Player of Games
- Magnificent Bastard: The culture, and especially the main agent. That drone? Yeah...the same drone that blackmailed "Morat", is also his helper in this...Special Circumstances planned the WHOLE thing.
- Maybe even more than that. Contact have apparently known about the Empire for 73 years. Gurgeh is 60. He may have been specially genetically engineered and/or nurtured for the purpose of playing Azad. He mentions the possibility himself towards the end. SC deny it naturally.