Shooting for the Stars

Shooting for the Stars ( Vol. I of the Inactifs )

( French - Les Hockeyeurs cybernétiques - 1983

novel by Denis Côté

translated by Jane Brierly

Published: Black Moss Press - paperback - 1990
ISBN: 0887532152 / 9780887532153

Envisions a world run by a caste of dehumanized old men where hockey games are played under a dome to protect the players from violent fans. The protagonist, Michael Lenoir, is a star player in Quebec who has to join a world team to play a series of games against a team of robots. If his team is not victorious the robots will be promoted and will take over most of the humans jobs. A tale marked by a high degree of invention in its depiction of the adventures of the hockey player and a female journalist in Lost Ark, a Dystopia. Inspired by the 1972 Canada\Soviet series and the Soviets' reputation for playing like robots.

Canada Arts Council award for youth literature
Grand Prix de la Science-Fiction et du Fantastique quebecois

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