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John Scalzi

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 7:00p.m.

John Scalzi, one of the most popular authors in modern science fiction, returns with “Head On,” the stand-alone follow-up to the critically acclaimed “Lock In.” “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. 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 controller drops dead on the playing field. Is it an accident or murder?

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.