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By Barrington J. Bayley | Comments: ( 970 ) | Date: ( Apr 06, 2020 )

Cheyne Scarne was a gambler and he took the big plunge when he bet his life to get to the inner circle of the Grand Wheel Because the Wheel was the ultimate Syndicate the final Mafia that controlled all that was illegal in all the planets under human control But Cheyne was not to know whether he had won or lost when he gained his point Because the Wheel had plansCheyne Scarne was a gambler and he took the big plunge when he bet his life to get to the inner circle of the Grand Wheel Because the Wheel was the ultimate Syndicate the final Mafia that controlled all that was illegal in all the planets under human control But Cheyne was not to know whether he had won or lost when he gained his point Because the Wheel had plans for him And they made him the historic offer he could not refuse There was, it seemed, a similar gambling combine in the rest of the galaxy, bigger by far than the little group of stars held by Earthlings And the Wheel wanted a cut in this So Cheyne Scarne found himself selected to be humanity s own player in a game in which nobody knew the value of the cards and the rules of the game were infinitely variable


  • Title: The Grand Wheel
  • Author: Barrington J. Bayley
  • ISBN: 9780879973186
  • Page: 209
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback

About Author:

Barrington J. Bayley

From , the free encyclopediaBarrington J BayleyBorn April 9, 1937 1937 04 09 in Birmingham, England Died October 14, 2008 aged 71.Pen names Alan Aumbry, Michael Barrington with Michael Moorcock , John Diamond, P F Woods.Occupation Novelist, short story writerNationality BritishGenres Science fictionLiterary movement New WaveBayley was born in Birmingham and educated in Newport, Shropshire He worked a number of jobs before joining the Royal Air Force in 1955 his first published story, Combat s End , had seen print the year before in Vargo Statten Magazine.In the 1960s, Bayley s short stories featured regularly in New Worlds magazine and then later in various New Worlds paperback anthologies, becoming friends with New Worlds editor Michael Moorcock and joining science fiction s New Wave movement His first book, Star Virus, was followed by than a dozen other novels his downbeat, gloomy approach to novel writing has been cited as influential on the likes of M John Harrison, Brian Stableford and Bruce Sterling.Bayley died of complications from bowel cancer on October 14, 2008.



Comments The Grand Wheel

  • Dmadden

    I like this guy more and more. Especially reading the horrible reviews. More weird than bad. I might have to reevalate Brian Aldiss.


  • Alex

    It's hard to say what the worst part of this book was. No, wait, it's not: the whole book was the worst part of this book. This is one of those rare books with something in it to offend -everyone-. Whether it was the "science" of "randomatics" (which was super-painful), the terrible, terrible characters, the awfulness of the characters' interactions with the one (yes one) female character, the ugh. I don't even know. Also: what is it with bad science fiction where they assume that the male:femal [...]


  • Daniel

    I enjoyed this book. Bayley moves the story along quickly while maintaining some interesting ideas. The characters weren't realized beyond biographical information, and I wasn't involved in their fates so much as the outcome of the story. At times I felt like I was reading a Philip K. Dick book, probably due to Bayley's depiction of a galaxy-wide government that cracks down on anything that threatens its fastidious charter. The tidbits about random mathematics (or randomatics, a great term) remi [...]


  • Ubik 2.0

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  • Arturs

    Loved it! Reminded me a little bit of Jack Vance books.


  • Luke Devenish

    I can't seem to stop my current excursion into not-quite-so-forgotten pulp sci-fi from the 60s and 70s. The writers are largely unknown to me (an embarrassing admission) but I know I'll feel otherwise in a few months time, when excellent scribes like Barrington J Bayley will seem like old friends! This slim slice of pulp was a fine surprise. The back cover blurb lured me; the mid-section left me briefly doubtful; but the final few chapters were marvellous, skilfully paying-off all the story's di [...]


  • Jason Mills

    Half of humanity's planets are ruled by the Legitimacy, strong on order and stability. Half are under the sway of the Grand Wheel, a shady organisation devoted to gambling and a more free-wheelin' existence. Scarne is a trained 'randomatician' whose skills at last bring him to the notice of the Wheel. Recruited to their ranks, he finds himself embroiled in a forthcoming gamble with aliens in which the stake is the future of humankind.Throw in a clairvoyant who can predict stars going nova, addic [...]


  • Paul

    Not much, pretty mediocre science fiction. There are some interesting ideas, and I picked up the book because of it's reference to game playing. But the style is relatively flat and the surprises are few.


  • Scott Nieradka

    Reeking in Bayley-itude, this is a terrible book, but almost so bad its good. Bad geeky bad science (randomatics, it was insulting), bad social theory, a galaxy run by casinos, terrible stock characters, doesnt quite keep up the badness at a consistant enough pace.


  • Stuart Pike

    Not a bad story and the descriptions of what lies invisible beneath space-time itself are pretty convincing. Reminscent of 'The Player Of Games' by Iain Banks, might he have read it once upon a time?


  • Smith Nickerson

    I really like this book. Had an interesting melancholy feel to it.


  • David

    It kept my interest and was short. Seemed to end abruptly. A few things weren't followed through.


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