Heads is a bizarre ride through highconcept technology, eerie Gothic scientific experiments, and political intrigue. The novel's narrator is Mickey Sandoval, who at twenty years of age was put in charge of a research project at the Ice Pit, located in the middle of the Sandoval family's lunar territories. The events he recounts occur when he is twenty-three and still learning how to take on challenging tasks and see them through to a resolution favorable to him and his family business. Although most of the action is generated by the scientific projects of his sister Rho and her husband William, the novel is Mickey's story. He tells of being reshaped in the crucible of the Ice Pit into the man who would someday become the leader of the Sandoval "multiple."