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Head On

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2018
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 Lock In*
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Lock In*   See series as if on a bookshelf
A science fiction series by John Scalzi.

1) Lock In
2) Head On
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Added: 29-Dec-2023
Last Updated: 29-Dec-2023

Publications

 17-Apr-2018
Audible Studios
Audiobook
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Date Issued:
17-Apr-2018
Format:
Audiobook
Cover Price:
$34.75
Length:
8 hrs 52 min (328 pages)
Cover Link(s):
Internal ID:
33435
Publisher:
ISBN:
Unknown
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Credits:
Amber Benson  - Narration
From audible.com:

"As much as Scalzi has the scientific creativity of a Michael Crichton, he also has the procedural chops of a Stephen J. Canell to craft a whodunit with buddy-cop charm and suspects aplenty - most of them in someone else's body." (USA Today)

John Scalzi returns with Head On, the stand-alone follow-up to the New York Times best-selling and critically acclaimed Lock In. Chilling near-future SF with the thrills of a gritty cop procedural, Head On brings Scalzi's trademark snappy dialogue and technological speculation to the future world of sports.

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.
Cover:
Book Cover
Notes and Comments:
©2018 John Scalzi ℗2018 Audible, Inc.

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 17-Apr-2018
Audible Studios
Audiobook
Order from amazon.comHas a cover imageBook Edition Cover
Date Issued:
17-Apr-2018
Format:
Audiobook
Cover Price:
$34.75
Length:
7 hrs 36 min (328 pages)
Cover Link(s):
Internal ID:
33436
Publisher:
ISBN:
Unknown
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Credits:
Wil Wheaton  - Narration
From audible.com:

"As much as Scalzi has the scientific creativity of a Michael Crichton, he also has the procedural chops of a Stephen J. Cannell to craft a whodunit with buddy-cop charm and suspects aplenty - most of them in someone else's body." (USA Today)

John Scalzi returns with Head On, the stand-alone follow-up to the New York Times best-selling and critically acclaimed Lock In. Chilling near-future SF with the thrills of a gritty cop procedural, Head On brings Scalzi's trademark snappy dialogue and technological speculation to the future world of sports.

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.
Cover:
Book Cover
Notes and Comments:
©2018 John Scalzi ℗2018 Audible, Inc.

All Covers for this edition of the series

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Author(s)

 John Scalzi
Birth: 10 May 1969 Fairfield, California, USA
Notes:
From the eBook version of The End of All Things:

JOHN SCALZI is one of the most popular and acclaimed SF authors to emerge in the last decade. His debut, Old Man’s War, won him science fiction’s John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. His New York Times bestsellers include The Last Colony; Fuzzy Nation; his most recent novel, Lock In; and also Redshirts, which won 2013’s Hugo Award for Best Novel. Material from his widely read blog, Whatever (whatever.scalzi.com), has earned him two other Hugo Awards as well. He lives in Ohio with his wife and daughter. You can sign up for email updates here.

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  • Synopses marked with an asterisk (*) were generated by an AI. There aren't a lot since this is an iffy way to do it - AI seems to make stuff up.
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  • Page numbers on this site are for the end of the main story. I normally do not include appendices, extra material, and other miscellaneous stuff at the end of the book in the page count.






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