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In the twenty-seventh century, accelerated technology dictates the memories and personalities of people. With most of his own memories deleted, Robin enters The Glasshouse — an experimental polity where he finds himself at the mercy of his own unbalanced psyche.

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"Where Charles Stross goes today, the rest of science fiction will follow tomorrow." Gardner Dozois, Editor, Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine

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"A new kind of future requires a new breed of guide — someone like Stross." Popular Science

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In the 27th century, interstellar travel is by teleport gates, and conflicts are fought by network worms that censor refugees' personalities. On the run from an unknown enemy, the memory-less Robin volunteers to participate in a unique experimental civil order--a decision that places him at the mercy of the experimenters and his own unbalanced psyche.

About the Author

Charles Stross was born in Leeds, England in 1964. He holds degrees in pharmacy and computer science, and has worked in a variety of jobs including pharmacist, technical author, software engineer, and freelance journalist. He is now a full-time writer.

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geekgirl, January 26, 2010 (view all comments by geekgirl)
Glasshouse is one of the rare science fiction books that uses a futuristic civilization to look at gender relations in the present. It starts in a "post-gender" society (one where people can change bodies to become most any physical form), where the main character has just undergone a memory revision procedure. He soon joins an experiment that is supposed to recreate a sort of 1950s-style american suburb -- at least what the designers in the future think what the 50s was like. He is stuck in a female body, in a generic 1950s marriage and suburban household where the participants earn points for really getting into character. Of course, as the book unfolds, we find out that the experiment has a slightly sinister twist. This is one of my favorite books of all time!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780441015085
Author:
Stross, Charles
Publisher:
Ace Books
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science Fiction - High Tech
Subject:
Science / High Tech
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-High Tech
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Publication Date:
20070731
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
6.76x4.24x.99 in. .37 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 352 pages Ace Books - English 9780441015085 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Where Charles Stross goes today, the rest of science fiction will follow tomorrow."
"Review" by , "A new kind of future requires a new breed of guide — someone like Stross."
"Synopsis" by , In the 27th century, interstellar travel is by teleport gates, and conflicts are fought by network worms that censor refugees' personalities. On the run from an unknown enemy, the memory-less Robin volunteers to participate in a unique experimental civil order--a decision that places him at the mercy of the experimenters and his own unbalanced psyche.
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