Zero Sum Game

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Tom Doherty Associates, Oct 2, 2018 - Fiction - 352 pages

ZERO SUM GAME Best of Lists:
* Best Books of the Month at The Verge, Book Riot, Unbound Worlds, SYFY, & Kirkus
* The Mary Sue Book Club Pick
* Library Journal Best Debuts of Fall and Winter

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...

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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User Review  - muddyboy - www.librarything.com

The heroine of this novel reminded me of Marvel's Jessica Jones only her super power is not strength but math skills. The nemesis for her and her associates is a secret group known as Pithica. who ... Read full review

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User Review  - Citizenjoyce - www.librarything.com

Zero Sum Game by SL Huang could be an action novel with a kick-ass female hero (ala Lisbeth Salander but amoral). Then, surprise, some telepathy is thrown in and I started to notice that Cas Russell ... Read full review

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S. L. HUANG has a math degree from MIT and is a weapons expert and professional stuntwoman who has worked in Hollywood on Battlestar Galactica and a number of other productions. Her novels include the Cas Russell series (formerly known as Russel's Attic). Her short fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons, Nature, Daily Science Fiction, and The Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy 2016. She is the author of the Cas Russell series, which includes Zero Sum Game and Null Set.

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