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The Resource The games, Ted Kosmatka

The games, Ted Kosmatka

Label
The games
Title
The games
Statement of responsibility
Ted Kosmatka
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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"--
Summary
In a future where genetically engineered monsters represent competing nations during the Games, U.S. Games Committee head Dr. Silas Williams worries when the computer-designed U.S. gladiator shows signs of hyper-intelligence and violent tendencies that threaten more than athletic opponents
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
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10078698
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kosmatka, Ted
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3611.O74923
LC item number
G36 2012
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • Gladiators
  • Monsters
  • Genetic engineering
  • Science
Target audience
adult
Label
The games, Ted Kosmatka
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
360 p.
Isbn
9780345526618
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011042718
System control number
(OCoLC)733231776
Label
The games, Ted Kosmatka
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
360 p.
Isbn
9780345526618
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011042718
System control number
(OCoLC)733231776

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