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Head on / John Scalzi.

By: Scalzi, John, 1969- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Tor, [2018]Copyright date: �2018Edition: First edition.Description: 335 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780765388919; 076538891X.Subject(s): Virus diseases -- Fiction | Epidemics -- Fiction | Virtual reality -- Fiction | FICTION -- Science Fiction -- Action & Adventure | FICTION -- Thrillers -- Crime | FICTION -- Science Fiction -- CyberpunkGenre/Form: Horror fiction. | Science fiction. | Horror fiction. | Science fiction. | Sports fiction. | Science fiction. | Thrillers (Fiction) | Psychological fiction.DDC classification: 813/.6 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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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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