John Scalzi: Head On

Tuesday April 24: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Buy a copy of Head On or a $15 gift card in-store at the Strand's main floor registers or at the door to attend. This event will take place in the Rare Book Room on the Strand's 3rd floor, accessible via the main store elevator or the stairs and elevator next door at 826 Broadway.

John Scalzi's latest thrilling sci-fi tale takes us to the not too distant future, where scores of ravenous fans come form far and wide to indulge in the latest sports sensation: Hilketa. A game of high octane excitement and devastating violence, Hilketa involves the dismemberment of the opponent's cybernetic bodies in order to pillage their actual human head and run it through the goal as the figurative "ball". It's the perfect cocktail, delivering the ultra-violence that the audience craves, while keeping all of the players safe as disembodied yet sentient heads. 

Tragically, disaster strikes when a star athlete suddenly dies on the playing field, and investigators Chris Shane and Leslie Vann, are assigned to the case. The deeper they dig, the darker the world of Hilketa becomes, revealing the lengths that people will go, on and off the field, to emerge victorious.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as John Scalzi discusses his latest book, Head On!

John Scalzi is one of the most popular and acclaimed Sci-Fi authors to emerge in the last decade. His massively successful debut Old Man's War won him science fiction's John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. His New York Times bestsellers include The Last Colony, Fuzzy Nation, Lock In, and Redshirts, the latter winning the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novel. Material from his widely read blog, Whatever (, has also earned him two other Hugo Awards. Scalzi also serves as critic-at-large for the Los Angeles Times. He lives in Ohio with his wife and daughter.

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