Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly post created by Breaking the Spine that features anticipated books.
John Scalzi returns with Head On, a 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.
Release Date: April 17, 2018
4 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday #78”
I’m so excited as well! I have a copy I’ll be reading soon. I LOVE the UK cover! The US cover is OK but not nearly as nice:-)
Right?! The UK covers are usually always so much better.
I’m looking forward to this one too. And yes, that cover is gorgeous.