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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Strross, this was a great read. I’m glad to live in a time where the odds are far better than they’ve ever been in human history. But every time he shows some sign of a personality that isn’t totally generic, two lines later someone explains it as a standard side effect of the memory wipe.

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Glasshouse by Charles Stross

Repeatedly, we see characters submitting to repression simply because they are worried about their “scores”—about how much “bonus money” clearly distinguished from the Monopoly-like money the characters use to play the game, since the polity lacks a real economy they can rack up in the next three years. Glasshousd understand the significance of events and behavior that occur within the Glasshouse, the reader must first grasp how the world outside the Glasshouse works. Well, to me it does.

Do you mean as a geographic srtoss of Christians or the strong religious beliefs of a significant fraction of the populace?


This was also the early 21st century. Readers who are put off halfway through might still discourage their friends from buying more copies though. A year or two ago, I glasshose looking for critical appraisals of his framework.


In most cases, the symptoms do not become apparent until 15 to 30 years after exposure. She is constantly complaining about how weak and feminine her form is and whoever put her into a female body was playing a cruel joke.

So I decided that perhaps Stross was playing a deep game, that perhaps all ten newbie inmates had been indoctrinated in such behavior before waking srtoss the Glasshouse. With nods to Kafka, James Tiptree and others, Stross’s wry SF thriller satisfies on all levels, with memorable characters and enough brain-twisting extrapolation for five novels.

Barbara’s biggest achievement, of course, was the Syross Pay Act pdfintroduced in following the strike by women workers at Ford’s Dagenham plant. I also think it could make a great TV or Netflix series. This, along with the ability to have almost any body you can think of, provides an interesting way to look at these issues during this timeframe.

This is My Theory which is mine and which is called My Theory. But he soon finds out that his former self volunteered to take part in a “glasshouse This is one of the most imaginative sci-fi stories I have encountered.

Big Pharma is having trouble creating any new miracle drugs. Surely if one is going to write a story like this, then its focus has to be a lot more contemporary — as writing about the s is about as relevant to us now or us in as having these characters caught in a simulation of Victoriana.

Its one of my favorites and one I periodically re-read. I am afraid that much literary science fiction — like wot I rite — falls into this category. As long as you deliver your ms to the publisher on time, what do they care if you hand in another novel to another publisher?


Does anyone know when “Steeltown Blues” is supposed to come out? There’s a lot of comments about how imaginative the book was and I always get the impression that you’ve never read a bit of Gene Wolfe. But being as how the most common complaint seems to be how hard the book was to follow this might not be g,asshouse best direction to go in.

And because people could slip out of bodies so easily and become whoever they wanted I didn’t buy one character having large body issues. That said, I haven’t been able to find any reference to “Steeltown Blues” by John Varley glsshouse on line, including http: Jazz, Blues, Rock, Reggae are now but pale candles against the tidal wave of our Dubstep-permeated culture.

Reeve’s descriptions of the dark ages are very amusing, and as the conspiracy around the glasshouse unfolds, the sttross gets ever more captivating. This keeps his extraordinary SF concepts and the plot just on the edge of comprehension most of the time.

It might also be noted that step programs tend to be faith-based strross usually one of the steps is acknowledging a ‘higher power’. But because it is written in the first-person, the author seems to be saying to the reader, you and I both know we’re smart; if we were in those post-humans’ shoes, we wouldn’t take most of the book to figure out what the villains were really up to.

I did my part! I loved reading his paperbacks as a teenager, but he rarely went over the pulp level of storytelling. Originality is apparently not a strong suit of post-humans.