John Scalzi''s Head On , is 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. To some left with nothing, winning becomes everything . . . In a post-virus world, a daring sport is taking the US by storm. It''s frenetic, violent and involves teams attacking one another with swords and hammers. The aim: to obtain your opponent''s head and carry it through the goalposts. Impossible? Not if the players have Haden''s Syndrome. Unable to move, Haden''s sufferers use robot bodies, which they operate mentally. So in this sport anything goes, no one gets hurt - and crowds and competitors love it. Until a star athlete drops dead on the playing field. But is it an accident? FBI agents Chris Shane and Leslie Vann are determined to find out. In this game, fortunes can be made - or lost. And both players and owners will do whatever it takes to win, on and off the field.
Hard-core, fast paced science fiction, John Scalzi''s Z ?''s Tale is the fourth in The Old Man''s War series. She won''t go down without a fight. It''s not every day you up sticks and move to another world. But then, Zoe Boutin-Perry''s life has never been ordinary. She''s the adopted teenage daughter of two former super-soldiers. She''s also a holy icon to a race of alien warriors who track her every move. So she''s used to the quirks of being a human in space. However, this time something''s different. Betrayed by the authorities, Zoe - along with her parents and fellow colonists - finds herself stranded on a deadly pioneer planet. The Colonial Union has also set them up as a target for hostile alien action. Zoe must become a player (and a pawn) in an interstellar battle, which will determine the fate of humanity. Her father''s side of this story was told in The Last Colony, but Zoe''s Tale reveals a whole new dimension. It''s a story you may think you know, but you don''t really know it at all. Continue the gripping space war series with The Human Division . ''John Scalzi is the most entertaining, accessible writer working in SF today'' - Joe Hill, author of The Fireman