The Resource Head on, John Scalzi

Head on, John Scalzi

Label
Head on
Title
Head on
Statement of responsibility
John Scalzi
Creator
Author
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
Member of
Summary
A follow-up to Lock In finds the near-future world reveling in a violent but seemingly harmless, robot-bodied sport until a star athlete dies unexpectedly on the field, prompting an investigation by two FBI agents into the game's increasingly lucrative competition
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10622356
Cataloging source
SFS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scalzi, John
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.C256
LC item number
H43 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Lock in novels
Series volume
0002
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Virus diseases
  • Epidemics
  • Virtual reality
  • Sports stories
Target audience
adult
Label
Head on, John Scalzi
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1030585986
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
335 pages
Isbn
9780765388919
Lccn
bl2018012518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1030585986
Label
Head on, John Scalzi
Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1030585986
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
335 pages
Isbn
9780765388919
Lccn
bl2018012518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1030585986

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