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Head on
Head on
Scalzi, John, 1969-2018
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.
Main title:
Head on / John Scalzi.
London : Tor, an imprint of Pan Macmillan, 2018.©2018.
335 pages ; 20 cm
"It's only a game until someone gets hurt" -- Cover.
9781509835102 (paperback)
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Sandringham LibraryFiction Sci-FiSCALOnloan - Due: 19 Mar 2021