- Hardcover: 368 pages
- Publisher: Del Rey; First Edition edition (March 13, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0345526619
- ISBN-13: 978-0345526618
- Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.2 x 9.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 105 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,071,692 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Praise for The Games and Ted Kosmatka
"Exacting science and meticulous attention to detail provide the backbone for this thriller, which blends the best of Crichton and Koontz." --Publishers Weekly [Starred review]
"Very like something Michael Crichton might have written...An outstanding debut novel; expect big things from Kosmatka." --Booklist [Starred Review]
"Kosmatka successfully captures the thrill of groundbreaking technology characteristic of Michael Crichton’s technothrillers. . .The pleasure of his polished, action-packed storytelling is deepened by strong character development. This near-future sf thriller will capture the imagination of 'unstoppable monster' lovers and fans of disaster fiction alike and seems destined for the big screen." --Library Journal [Starred Review]
“Kosmatka’s debut novel is a…technological thriller that revs up like a racecar with a dose of bad attitude and steadily creeping horror… [Readers] who enjoy the karmic boomerang of authors like Michael Crichton or Preston and Child should eat this up.–School Library Journal [starred review]
"I stayed up very late just to finish this, and The Games certainly lives up to its buzz...The Games is a sci-fi/thriller with unexpected depth and humanity, and a few twists that I didn’t see coming. Very highly recommended!" --My Bookish Ways
“Modern SF started with something like E. E. Smith’s The Skylark of Space and progressed to Jack Williamson’s The Legion of Space, then to Heinlein’s classics, and on through the work of Larry Niven, John Varley, Greg Egan, Charles Stross, Cory Doctorow—and now, writers like Ted Kosmatka.”—Jonathan Strahan
About the Author
Ted Kosmatka was born and raised in northwest Indiana and spent more than a decade working in various laboratories there before moving to the Pacific Northwest. His short fiction has been nominated for both the Nebula Award and the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award. He now works in the videogame industry where he’s a full-time writer at Valve, home of Half-Life, Portal and Dota 2.
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This is a tale that draws in you and holds your attention as you wonder what Evan, Pea, Silas and his team have unleashed upon the world.
My only critique is that I thought the actual games should have been a bigger part of the story. But aside from that, it is an engaging story that doesn't disappoint.
what would happen next. If you a SciFi fan and are interested in modern discussions in ethics - this one is for you.