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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"--
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Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
Label
The games, Ted Kosmatka
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http://ebcd.cuyahogalibrary.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=FA61F903-80F3-43DA-8C8D-BB14A565825D
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Publication
Copyright
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
7ocm85573548
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (360 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780345526632
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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Specific material designation
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Label
The games, Ted Kosmatka
Link
http://ebcd.cuyahogalibrary.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=FA61F903-80F3-43DA-8C8D-BB14A565825D
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
7ocm85573548
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (360 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780345526632
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
fa61f903-80f3-43da-8c8d-bb14a565825d
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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