Glasshouse [Charles Stross] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. “ONE NIGHTMARISH PANOPTICON.” – The New York Times When Robin . This Glasshouse isn’t just glass. It’s a prism that Charles Stross uses to split his storytelling into all of its component narrative colors — suspense, action, satire. Perhaps we all live in a Glasshouse of our own making, Stross constantly hints, while offering up an account of those who, contrary to the old adage, respond by .

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Or is the Yousay possibly sleepwalking into vharles a theocracy in all but name despite the Constitution? This person is real. All the while, the characters are dealing with winning points, memory loss intentional and virus-removedand a suspicion that they have been brought in for reasons they were not privy to.

Or are you saying the 50’s are so powerful that even the Worm could not censor them out even if it tried? Retrieved from ” https: They had access to all remaining historical information, It is this delight in loading Glasshouse with in-jokes that mean nothing to his characters that creates an ironic distance between the narrator and the reader. Loved “Glasshouse”, “Neptune’s Brood” preordered in hardcover. Opening it, he finds that it contains the books published by him from both hard- and soft- copies, natch.

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Of course, that gives your contemporary artist a lovely escape clause: I love that there are huge questions left unanswered. There they will be safe from the outside world. glasshohse

And hopefully Varley will get around to Irontown Blues some day. Robin has just emerged from radical memory surgery. I assume you’ve all read “The Apocalypse Codex”? Stross doesn’t seem to understand chzrles female characters his characters that WANT to be female, I should sayand I can’t help but think this book would have been better if someone had pointed this out to him.


It meant I had a spare book in the can when, a year later, a family member was taken critically ill—and then I lost six months’ of working time while getting my hypertension glasshousd adjusted. It was definitely better the second time through. That question is as wrong-headed, and for a similar reason, as “why do you choose such gpasshouse covers for your books? One of the benefits of a terrible memory for details is that when you go back and read a book 6 years later, it’s almost like reading an entire new book.

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Certainly, it’s equally absurd to post this on OGH’s thread about his most advanced, post-singulatarian book. Afterwards, she was mobbed by an adoring studio audience. For example, I had forgotten almost everything after about the halfway point. There’s few things scarier to me than the ability to alter memories like that to the point that monsters could walk openly among us, their crimes literally forgotten and erased. Of course, he goes on to defend Human Rights, not because they are natural, but because nature is cold and uncaring and we should create something better.

Is she genuinely trying to ‘heal’ them the best way she knows how? In the meantime, I have had such a complicated relationships with Charles Stross books, in that I have often wanted to like them more than I actually have. A selection of her essays and shortfiction can be found at ltimmelduchamp. And so on and so forth, and this in my Mums very tiny kitchen.

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I am so very glad I don’t have to live in s America. The founder of computer science was so oppressed in s Britain that he killed himself. I’m assuming Jeff Noon got the name from the movie, and then according to mikecotton in comment 42 it inspired the worm name. For white women, it wasn’t merely about not being able to choose some careers: What sets Stross apart are the interesting consequences of such a universe: Retrieved 13 June If you want to have one definition of them all, I know not what to say, but that virtue is the power of governing mankind.


It’s possible that his findings were so blindingly obvious to the psychology community that no one bothers testing them. Reeve’s descriptions of the dark ages are very amusing, and as the conspiracy around glasshhouse glasshouse stoss, the book gets ever more captivating. When a number of the candidates are in category aand all of the rest are in category bthen you know that even if some of them do accept evolution, they’re too scared of that peculiarly US sect of Christianity to stick their head above the parapet.

Today I am happy to say I have finally found a Stross novel that I absolutely love and works completely for me. The Vorpal blade is a weapon featured in the novel. They are also used to enable one to access private storage spaces, even glassgouse clothing.

With a 3-D printer, or a retro 2-D style flavor chip? No other single exploit of the Great War cast so long a shadow upon the world We’ll see an openly gay person in the White House before we ever see an atheist of any race or gender.

Someone who doesn’t give a damn and merely wants to be done and over with. The narrative embraces the logic of destiny when it neatly arranges for Robin and Kay not only to be paired but also to each have their sexes reversed. To take a character and have them evolve. On being transferred to the polity in which the program is being held, he discovers that he has been given the body of a woman, Reeve.