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Head on [electronic resource] / John Scalzi.

Scalzi, John, 1969- author.  

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  • ISBN: 9780765388926
  • ISBN: 0765388928
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (335 pages)
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Tor, [2018]
  • Note: "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Subject: Virus diseases > Fiction.
Epidemics > Fiction.
Virtual reality > Fiction.
Genre: Horror fiction.
Science fiction.
Sports fiction.
Science fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Psychological fiction.
Horror fiction.
Science fiction.
Electronic books.
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.

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