The Running Man
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The Running Man

by Richard Bachman
Release date: 1982
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction

IT WAS THE ULTIMATE DEATH GAME IN A NIGHMARE FUTURE AMERICA

Each night all Americans, whether they live in the vast polluted slums or the fortress-like enclaves of the rich, tune in to the nation's favorite TV game show: The Running Man.

Each night they see if the contestant has succeeded in evading death at the hands of the Hunters as he tries to survive for thirty days and win the one-billion-dollar jackpot.

The record for survival is eight days.

But now a new contestant, Ben Richards, has set out to beat the brutal odds, beat the rigged game, beat the entire savage system. He's betting his life that he can...

(updated 2012-09-25)

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