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Head On Signed Trade Hardcover

Head On Signed Trade Hardcover

by John Scalzi

Availability: Out of Print


We’re pleased to offer signed copies of John Scalzi’s new novel, Head On, the standalone sequel to his acclaimed novel, Lock In.


(preorder—to be published in April)

Published by Tor.

We’re pleased to offer signed copies of John Scalzi’s new novel, Head On, the standalone sequel to his acclaimed novel, Lock In.

“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.

Trade hardcover, signed

From Publishers Weekly (Starred Review):

“Hugo-winner Scalzi returns to the fascinating world of the near-future thriller Lock In with this provocative sequel… Scalzi expands his complex future with master strokes, balancing buddy-cop wryness with thought-provoking social and political commentary. This taut mystery, filled with memorable characters in a well-constructed world, will keep readers on the edges of their seats.”

From Booklist (Starred Review):

“Scalzi is one of the SF genre’s most popular writers, and it’s easy to see why: his prose flows like a river, smoothly carrying us through the story; his characters are beautifully crafted; and his future world is impeccably designed, at the same time wildly imaginative and wholly plausible.”

From Library Journal:

“Scalzi’s accessible prose will keep readers on a page-turning course to the book’s finale.”

Additional Information

Authors Scalzi, John
Binding Hardcover
Type Novel
Edition Signed Trade
ISBN 9780765388919
Year 2018
Month April
Print Status Out of Print
Length 336 pages



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