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Lock In - John Scalzi
Lock In
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Fifteen years from now, a new virus sweeps the globe. 95% of those afflicted experience nothing worse than fever and headaches. Four percent suffer acute meningitis, creating the largest medical crisis in history. And one percent find themselves “locked in”—fully awake and aware, but unable to... show more
Fifteen years from now, a new virus sweeps the globe. 95% of those afflicted experience nothing worse than fever and headaches. Four percent suffer acute meningitis, creating the largest medical crisis in history. And one percent find themselves “locked in”—fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus.One per cent doesn't seem like a lot. But in the United States, that's 1.7 million people “locked in”...including the President's wife and daughter.Spurred by grief and the sheer magnitude of the suffering, America undertakes a massive scientific initiative. Nothing can restore the ability to control their own bodies to the locked in. But then two new technologies emerge. One is a virtual-reality environment, “The Agora,” in which the locked-in can interact with other humans, both locked-in and not. The other is the discovery that a few rare individuals have brains that are receptive to being controlled by others, meaning that from time to time, those who are locked in can “ride” these people and use their bodies as if they were their own.This skill is quickly regulated, licensed, bonded, and controlled. Nothing can go wrong. Certainly nobody would be tempted to misuse it, for murder, for political power, or worse....John Scalzi's Lock In is a novel of our near future, from one of the most popular authors in modern science fiction.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780765375865 (0765375869)
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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JLee22
JLee22 rated it
3.5 Lock In
Listened to this in audiobook format via Audible. That particular version is about 10 hours long and the last 2 hours or so is the added in meta-history companion novella for main story, called Unlocked: An Oral History of Haden's Syndrome. The main story, Lock In, is narrated by Wil Wheaton alone. ...
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog rated it
3.5
Scalzi may as well start writing stage plays, so heavily dialogue dominated has his prose become. Here we have a bunch of interesting issues related to disability, medicine and modern society, wrapped around by a police procedural murder mystery, which in itself was fun enough. The issue closest...
meeplemaiden
meeplemaiden rated it
This wasn't what I expected it to be. I think there is a potential for a real psycho horror story here, which if I am honest, was what I was expecting. However, it turned out to be an interesting crime story with moral issues to think about even when the book is finished. So, although I had a comple...
Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it
4.5 Lock In by John Scalzi, narrated by Will Wheaton
Count me in as new fan of John Scalzi! After listening to Scalzi's [book:Redshirts|13055592], (also narrated by Will Wheaton), I knew I would be reading and/or listening to more of his books in the future. I wasn't all-out crazy about it, due to what I felt was the excessive use of "he saids" and ...
Lillelara
Lillelara rated it
3.0 Lock In
I really like the premise of this book. The idea of a virus causing people to get locked inside their own bodies is highly intriguing and after reading the short story I was really looking forward to be reading this book. But upon finishing it I have to say that I´m slightly disappointed. Lock in ...
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