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  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780345526618 (hardback : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0345526619 (hardback : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780345526632 (ebook)
  • ISBN: 0345526635 (ebook)
  • Description: 360 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Del Rey/Ballantine Books, ©2012.

Available copies

  • 9 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

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0 current holds with 9 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Danvers Adult Fiction Fic / Kosmatka (Text to phone) Available -
Gloucester Adult Fiction FICTION/ Kosmatka (Text to phone) Available -
Gloucester Adult Fiction SCIENCE FICTION/Kosmatka (Text to phone) Available -
Marblehead Adult Fiction FICTION KOSMATKA, TED 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Peabody Main Adult Fiction Fiction/ Kosmatka (Text to phone) Available -
Peabody West Branch Adult Fiction Fiction/Kosmatka (Text to phone) Available -
Salem Adult Fiction FIC/KOSMATKA (Text to phone) Available -
Stoneham Adult Fiction FIC Kosmatka (Text to phone) Available -
Wakefield Adult Fiction (Lower Level) FICTION Kosmatka, T. (Text to phone) Available -

Content descriptions

Summary: "This stunning first novel from Nebula Award and Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award finalist Ted Kosmatka is a riveting tale of science cut loose from ethics. Set in an amoral future where genetically engineered monstrosities fight each other to the death in an Olympic event, The Games envisions a harrowing world that may arrive sooner than you think. Silas Williams is the brilliant geneticist in charge of preparing the U.S. entry into the Olympic Gladiator competition, an internationally sanctioned bloodsport with only one rule: no human DNA is permitted in the design of the entrants. Silas lives and breathes genetics; his designs have led the United States to the gold in every previous event. But the other countries are catching up. Now, desperate for an edge in the upcoming Games, Silas's boss engages an experimental supercomputer to design the genetic code for a gladiator that cannot be beaten. The result is a highly specialized killing machine, its genome never before seen on earth. Not even Silas, with all his genius and experience, can understand the horror he had a hand in making. And no one, he fears, can anticipate the consequences of entrusting the act of creation to a computer's cold logic. Now Silas races to understand what the computer has wrought, aided by a beautiful xenobiologist, Vidonia Joao. Yet as the fast-growing gladiator demonstrates preternatural strength, speed, and--most disquietingly--intelligence, Silas and Vidonia find their scientific curiosity giving way to a most unexpected emotion: sheer terror"-- Provided by publisher.

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