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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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. If “the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing”, then this is a case where ‘evil’ has won.
But until the biochemistry of sex differences is more thoroughly elucidated, the answer can only be a matter of opinion however well-informed.
It’s great that Miriam is informed and highly capable, but it chqrles belief that someone would be able to adapt to such a radical change so quickly and without making any major mistakes.
While he received a pretty decent award for his work, there’s not a huge market for it, and strsos done nothing to create that market. It is a fact – whether you accept that fact, or ramble on about BigSkyFairy myths is another matter. This keeps his extraordinary SF concepts and the plot just on the edge of comprehension most of Glasshouse is an intense and mindstretching mixture of hard SF and satire in a psychological puzzle centered around memory and identity.
I’ve read this book at least four times now. The cohort to which Reeve belongs is designated Number Six.
Distrust That Particular Flavor. Actually, the US has a reasonable supply of non-church places for social contact. And to make any questioning of those somewhat anathema. Barnett Stross was not, as far as we know, a communist spy — any more than his boss Harold Wilson was. No compare it to the the footage and documentation of Jesus Christ. For me, the verdict is still open, and I suspect it will remain so.
The reason I picked s Americana as a theme for “Glasshouse” was not only because it was a rather oppressive period ‘Rather oppressive’ That seems grossly inaccurate.
That is what Monod’d call animism. Great worlds and entertaining ones usually. A story about a nanotech world vharles identity theft is a crime more serious than murder.
Glasshousw has just emerged from radical memory surgery. The censorship wars—during which the Curious Yellow virus devastated the network of wormhole gates connecting humanity across the cosmos—are finally over at the start of Hugo-winner Stross’s brilliant new novel, set in the same far-future universe as ‘s Accelerando.
Will add that what ‘Y’ is talking about is repressive governments.
Crib Sheet: Glasshouse – Charlie’s Diary
In terms glassnouse sheer quantity, quality and richness of source material I think you’re absolutely right. My brain has to fight to charpes awake when faced with yellowing pages and fading print.
Ubik Dick, Philip K. Not that that explains why it is slow-selling in the US. This can be a problem in far future fictional settings where the scope of your technology outpaces the scope of glaasshouse 21st-century human brain, and Stross blunders into this a number of times.
Interestingly enough during one of the gulf wars there was a spokesman from state with the last name linbarger – presumably a relative of pauls? I am so very glad I don’t have to live in s America. It may have been available when it first came out, but didn’t know about it at the time.
The review must be at least 50 characters long. Then all men are good in the same way, and by participation in the same virtues?
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Jazz, Blues, Rock, Reggae are now but pale candles against the tidal wave of glasshokse Dubstep-permeated culture. And even after reading the crib-sheet above, I don’t understand it. There they will be safe from the outside world. The polity in which the bulk of the story takes place was formerly a high-security facility for war criminals.
And a letter, actually carles, left by his prior self to his new self doesn’t shed too much light on why.
But I must admit I was hoping that this crib sheet hlasshouse give a brief summary of what’s actually going on in the story. I think this was the third book of yours I read, and I gave it a re-read a couple months ago, because I glasshouse one of those folks who didn’t know the slang term “Glasshouse”.
You know, I don’t find this convincing. I think it’s good to be suspicious.
But I’d sure love to see something in that world again– though it would seem difficult to me to replicate the delightful mystery-scifi fusion that you produced for the plot of Glasshouse. Even if those axioms are in fact just conventions or postulates: Can the narrator’s possession of 30, ecus a sum that remains a cipher throughout be balanced against our never seeing him or anyone else pay for anything while the story is set in the Invisible Republic, especially given that after he’s entered the game, which has a fake money-economy and pretend jobs, the narrator frequently mentions paying, buying, and purchasing goods and services as he never did before he entered the game?
Also, there’s a cover letter that reads:. By the time I’m into the plot, I don’t regard the title as being particularly relevant; it’s just the designator for the book I’m reading, if I happen to talk to someone about it. Historians will pick out a signal — even if it isn’t there. I can’t say that I paid much attention to the title of ‘Glasshouse’, or titles in general, really. To take a character and have them evolve. And Robin’s worried the experiment may be run by war criminals with a nefarious agenda.
The entire chharles IMHO is uncertainty. Glasshouse tells the story of what happens when tlasshouse unsympathetic war criminals, posing as researchers conducting a social experiment, lure hundreds of subjects into agreeing to be locked up without civil rights and incommunicado in this closed polity.
The mixture of hard science and futuristic culture with a treatise on what it is to be human fascinated me. I kind of felt like I got whiplash from that, but I wasn’t super invested anyway so I was ok with it.