Below is the publisher's summary:
"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.”
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The gender of lead character Chris Shane isn't revealed in the course of Lock In. John decided to have two separate versions of the audiobook made, one narrated by Amber and the other by her friend and fellow actor Wil Wheaton. This will again be the case for Head On with both Amber and Wil returning to narrate their own versions. Both of which are now available for pre-order via both Audible.co.uk and Audible.com with both versions set to be released on the 17th of April 2018.
Click the hyperlinks to find out more information and pre-order Amber’s version in the UK and here for the USA. Here are the UK and US links for Wil’s version as well.
I'm really looking forward to Head On and catching up with the characters who inhabit the interesting and rich world that John has created. I've listened to Lock In (no prizes for guessing which version, I picked sorry Wil) I thoroughly enjoyed this gripping and thought-provoking mystery and I would recommend it.
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