The Games

The Games

Audiobook CD - 2012
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In a future where genetically modified 'gladiators' are created for international gladiatorial battles, each country strives against the others to be the top scientific society. Most countries tend to mash-up several different animals to create their gladiators; violent and blood-thirsty Frankenstein's monsters whose sole purpose is to kill the creature at the other end of the arena. But for this year's games, the US Games Committee has turned to a highly experimental supercomputer.
Publisher: Westminster, Md. : Books On Tape, p2012.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9780449008591
Branch Call Number: CDAUDIO SCIFI Kosmatka Ted 03/2012
Characteristics: 9 audio discs (ca. 78 min. each) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Brick, Scott


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ChristchurchLib Feb 04, 2016

Monsters don't care about gold medals. Neither do fans of the Olympic Games, where the main event is watching genetically engineered gladiators fight to the death. Designed by a supercomputer, America's most promising combatant proves to be so lethal that U.S. Games Committee chairman Dr. Silas Williams calls in xenobiologist Vidonia João to determine exactly what kind of creature they're dealing with -- and how much destruction it might cause if it were to escape the ring. If you've ever wished that the Olympics were more like the Hunger Games, this fast-paced, action-packed debut should slake your bloodlust. The novel's themes of technology gone awry should also please fans of the late Michael Crichton.
Science fiction newsletter January 2016.


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