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Zero sum game /

by Huang, S. L [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Tor, 2018.Edition: First Tor edition.Description: 336 pages ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781250180254; 1250180252.Subject(s): Mathematics -- Fiction | Fantasy fiction | Thrillers (Fiction) | Science fiction | Science fiction | Science fiction | Dystopian fiction | Fantasy fiction | Fiction | Science fiction | Thrillers (Fiction)Summary: Cas Russell is good at math. Scary good. The vector calculus blazing through her head lets her smash through armed men twice her size and dodge every bullet in a gunfight, and she'll take any job for the right price. As far as Cas knows, she's the only person around with a superpower...until she discovers someone with a power even more dangerous than her own. Someone who can reach directly into people's minds and twist their brains into Moebius strips. Someone intent on becoming the world's puppet master. Cas should run, like she usually does, but for once she's involved. There's only one problem... She doesn't know which of her thoughts are her own anymore.
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<p> ZERO SUM GAME Best of Lists: <br> * Best Books of the Month at The Verge , Book Riot, Unbound Worlds , SYFY, & Kirkus <br> * The Mary Sue Book Club Pick <br> * Library Journal Best Debuts of Fall and Winter <br> <br> A blockbuster, near-future science fiction thriller, S.L. Huang's Zero Sum Game introduces a math-genius mercenary who finds herself being manipulated by someone possessing unimaginable power ...</p> <p>Cas Russell is good at math. Scary good. The vector calculus blazing through her head lets her smash through armed men twice her size and dodge every bullet in a gunfight, and she'll take any job for the right price.</p> <p>As far as Cas knows, she's the only person around with a superpower...until she discovers someone with a power even more dangerous than her own. Someone who can reach directly into people's minds and twist their brains into Moebius strips. Someone intent on becoming the world's puppet master.</p> <p>Cas should run, like she usually does, but for once she's involved. There's only one problem...<br> She doesn't know which of her thoughts are her own anymore.</p> <p>"Fresh and exciting... a great start to an exciting series--and an exciting career." -- Boing Boing </p>

"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."

Cas Russell is good at math. Scary good. The vector calculus blazing through her head lets her smash through armed men twice her size and dodge every bullet in a gunfight, and she'll take any job for the right price. As far as Cas knows, she's the only person around with a superpower...until she discovers someone with a power even more dangerous than her own. Someone who can reach directly into people's minds and twist their brains into Moebius strips. Someone intent on becoming the world's puppet master. Cas should run, like she usually does, but for once she's involved. There's only one problem... She doesn't know which of her thoughts are her own anymore.

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Cas Russell is a retriever, one who uses math skills to get out of sticky situations. So finding the location of a young woman held by a Colombian cartel was not difficult. But Cass realizes that the people pursuing her and the girl include someone with powers that are much greater than hers-the ability to get into people's heads and twist their thoughts and emotions. They've been putting their plans into place for a long time. Cas must use her skills to find a way to stop them from taking over the world. The only problem is she's not sure which of her thoughts are really her own, or if there is truly an exit out of this dimension. VERDICT This hard-to-put-down, action-packed sf debut is intelligent and entertaining. With Cas, Huang has created an indelible, flawed character who makes mathematics seem almost magical.-Kristi Chadwick, Massachusetts Lib. Syst., Northampton © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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