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The Resource Glasshouse, Charles Stross

Glasshouse, Charles Stross

Label
Glasshouse
Title
Glasshouse
Statement of responsibility
Charles Stross
Title variation
Glass house
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Robin wakes up in a clinic with most of his memories missing, it doesn't take him long to discover that someone is trying to kill him. It's the 27th century, when interstellar travel is by teleport gate and conflicts are fought by network worms that censor refugees' personalities and target historians. The civil war is over and Robin has been demobilized, but someone wants him out of the picture because of something his earlier self knew. On the run from a ruthless pursuer, he volunteers to participate in a unique experimental polity, the Glasshouse, constructed to simulate a pre-accelerated culture. Participants are assigned anonymized identities: it looks like the ideal hiding place for a posthuman on the run. But in this escape-proof environment, Robin will undergo an even more radical change, placing him at the mercy of the experimenters--and the mercy of his own unbalanced psyche.--From publisher description
Summary
When Robin wakes up in a clinic with most of his memories missing, it doesn't take him long to discover that someone is trying to kill him. It's the 27th century, when interstellar travel is by teleport gate and conflicts are fought by network worms thatcensor refugees' personalities and target historians. The civil war is over and Robin has been demobilized, but someone wants him out of the picture because of something his earlier self knew. On the run from a ruthless pursuer, he volunteers to participate in a unique experimental polity, the Glasshouse, constructed to simulate a pre-accelerated culture. Participants are assigned anonymized identities: it looks like the ideal hiding place for a posthuman on the run. But in this escape-proof environment,Robin will undergo an even more radical change, placing him at the mercy of the experimenters--and the mercy of his own unbalanced psyche.--From publisher description
Theme
Tone
Writing style
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146045
Cataloging source
DLC
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Stross, Charles
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6119.T79
LC item number
G57 2006
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Sociology
  • Space colonies
Target audience
adult
Label
Glasshouse, Charles Stross
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
335 p.
Isbn
9780441014033
Lccn
2006004358
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780441014033
  • (OCoLC)63692719
Label
Glasshouse, Charles Stross
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
335 p.
Isbn
9780441014033
Lccn
2006004358
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780441014033
  • (OCoLC)63692719

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