Silas Williams in the head geneticist conceiving the next United States's gladiator for the Olympic Games, in this futurist world where genetic manipulation is commonplace and a spectacle. But little does he know what a supercomputer has wrought for their new gladiator: a predator beyond their imagining.
I love this book. It takes place in a futuristic world that is not unbelievable with this amount of science.
I love the description of the gladiator and the slow progression of foreshadowed horror and fear as it grows up.
The pacing was fantastic - I never felt like the story bogged down, and I was eager to always get to the next page to see what would happen next.
Fantastic control of characters and plotline and innovative ideas. Aliens have been done before. AIs have been done before. But this sort of science melded with sports, I have not seen before.
Three and a half stars, rounded down because I don't think it merits a reread. But wonderfully written book.
Recommended for those who like a bit of aliens, science fiction, and dark themes in their books.