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Head on

Scalzi, John, 1969- author.

New York : Tor, 2018.

335 pages ; 22 cm

Hilketa is a frenetic and violent pastime where players attack each other with swords and hammers. The main goal of the game: obtain your opponent's head and carry it through the goalposts. With flesh and bone bodies, a sport like this would be impossible. But all the players are "threeps," robot-like bodies controlled by people with Haden's Syndrome, so anything goes. No one gets hurt, but the brutality is real and the crowds love it.Until a star athlete drops dead on the playing field.Is it an accident or murder? FBI Agents and Haden-related crime investigators, Chris Shane and Leslie Vann, are called in to uncover the truth--and in doing so travel to the darker side of the fast-growing sport of Hilketa, where fortunes are made or lost, and where players and owners do whatever it takes to win, on and off the field.

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ISBN:

9780765388919 (hardback)

LC Call No:

PS3619.C256 H43 2018

Dewey Class No:

813/.6 23

Author:

Scalzi, John, 1969- author.

Title:

Head on / John Scalzi.

Edition:

First edition.

Physical:

335 pages ; 22 cm

ContentType:

text txt rdacontent

MediaType:

unmediated n rdamedia

CarrierType:

volume nc rdacarrier

Notes:

"A Tom Doherty Associates book."

Notes:

"A novel of the near future"--Jacket.

Summary:

Hilketa is a frenetic and violent pastime where players attack each other with swords and hammers. The main goal of the game: obtain your opponent's head and carry it through the goalposts. With flesh and bone bodies, a sport like this would be impossible. But all the players are "threeps," robot-like bodies controlled by people with Haden's Syndrome, so anything goes. No one gets hurt, but the brutality is real and the crowds love it.Until a star athlete drops dead on the playing field.Is it an accident or murder? FBI Agents and Haden-related crime investigators, Chris Shane and Leslie Vann, are called in to uncover the truth--and in doing so travel to the darker side of the fast-growing sport of Hilketa, where fortunes are made or lost, and where players and owners do whatever it takes to win, on and off the field.

Subject:

Virus diseases--Fiction.

Subject:

Epidemics--Fiction.

Subject:

Virtual reality--Fiction.

Subject:

Beheading--Fiction.

Subject:

Competition (Psychology)--Fiction.

Subject:

Sports stories.

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