The Devil's GamePoul Anderson
HE MOVES IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS
When Samael had first come to him, Sunderland Haverner did not believe. But now he had come to depend on the hollow voice that whispered to him from the shadows – and the arrangement that had made him a fabulously wealthy man. Now Samael requires that seven people, chosen to his specifications, be brought to the opulent Republic of Santa Ana. Lured by the promise of a million dollars, they come.
But for what purpose have they been brought together? Why does Haverner watch their every move, monitor their conversations? What does Samael want from them? What bargain will he strike – this muted voice who compels first Haverner, and now the others, to a final play for their souls...
Genres: science fiction
Poul Anderson (1926–2001) was born in Pennsylvania of Scandinavian stock. He started publishing science fiction in 1947 and became one the great figures in the genre, serving as President of the Science Fiction Writers of America, winning many Hugo and Nebula awards, and also winning the Gandalf (Grand Master) Award.