About this book
The title refers to a game played by scholars in the year 2400, and demonstrates Heese's longing to fuse the mind with nature. Reissue number 2.
In the remote Kingdom of Castalia, the scholars of the Twenty Third century play the Glass Bead Game. The elaborately coded game is a fusion of all human knowledge - of maths, music, philosophy, science, and art. Intrigued as a school boy, Joseph Knecht becomes consumed with mastering the game as an adult.