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The Resource Head on : a novel of the near future, John Scalzi

Head on : a novel of the near future, John Scalzi

Label
Head on : a novel of the near future
Title
Head on
Title remainder
a novel of the near future
Statement of responsibility
John Scalzi
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
CaOAUW
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1969-
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Scalzi, John
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Virus diseases
  • Virtual reality
  • Epidemics
  • Competition (Psychology)
  • Beheading
  • Sports
Label
Head on : a novel of the near future, John Scalzi
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
335 p.
Isbn
9780765388919
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
System control number
  • 284003
  • 868844
Label
Head on : a novel of the near future, John Scalzi
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
335 p.
Isbn
9780765388919
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
System control number
  • 284003
  • 868844

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