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Author Scalzi, John, 1969- author.

Title Head on / John Scalzi.

Publication Info. New York : Tor, 2018.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Science Fiction  SF Scalzi    ---  Available
Edition First edition.
Description 335 pages ; 22 cm.
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Fiction marcgt
Note "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
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.
Epidemics -- Fiction.
Virtual reality -- Fiction.
FICTION -- Science Fiction -- Action & Adventure.
FICTION -- Thrillers -- Crime.
FICTION -- Science Fiction -- Cyberpunk.
Epidemics. (OCoLC)fst00914079
Virtual reality. (OCoLC)fst01167688
Virus diseases. (OCoLC)fst01167739
Genre/Form Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Psychological fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726481
Science fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726489
Sports fiction. (OCoLC)fst01941306
Thrillers (Fiction) (OCoLC)fst01726755
Horror fiction.
Science fiction.
Sports fiction.
Science fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Psychological fiction.
ISBN 9780765388919

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