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Head On

(2018)
(The second book in the Lock In series)
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"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 standalone follow-up to the New York Times bestselling 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.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Genre: Science Fiction    

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Used availability for John Scalzi's Head On

Hardback Editions

April 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Head On (Lock in)
Author(s): John Scalzi
ISBN: 0-7653-8891-X / 978-0-7653-8891-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

April 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Head On
Author(s): John Scalzi
ISBN: 1-5098-3510-5 / 978-1-5098-3510-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
Availability: Amazon UK   


April 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Head On
Author(s): John Scalzi
ISBN: 1-5098-3511-3 / 978-1-5098-3511-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Head On (Lock in)
Author(s): John Scalzi
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA