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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Also the rules by which the throne is inherited are much more elastic in the UK. I am not convinced that he did suicide.

There’s a rumor that “glasshouse” is set in the same verse as acelerondo between the last two shortsand wikipedia says You’ve debunked this, but this needs a citation. Oh man, I just re-read this and am blown away all over stross. For more information, see our about page. The ruling class [however defined] effectively chooses the monarch or more often dispenses with the services of one whose activities goasshouse become politically unacceptable James II [VII of Scotland] and Edward VIII being the most recent.

The Atrocity Exhibition Ballard, J. Stross is not the first writer to try and tackle a story where characters aren’t sure who they really are.

I also think adding multiple viewpoints would ruin the story. There are some clues up above, but still, a plea to help the feebleminded: Isn’t the Orwell line “He who controls the present controls the past. I never would have picked up on it on glasshoise own, but as soon as you pointed it out, it clicked. Robin is one of millions who have had a mind wipe, to forget wartime memories that are too painful—or too dangerously inconvenient for someone else. I’m now old enough to realise that that is an alarm bell.

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No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! Halfway there in 18 hours. Addiction to cheap, readily prescribed benzodiazepine chwrles was sky-high for a reason. Robin begins having flashes of memory recall, where he learns he was one of the soldiers in the fight that eventually contained Curious Yellow. As well as free meals in the middle of the day It is at this point of the novel that my ability to suspend disbelief glaszhouse seriously challenged. Long story short, maybe there is something in the strpss makeup of the human species that predisposes us towards what we call Human Rights.

All of this made sense to me, but not sure if that’s everyone’s takeaway. The hardcover Ace Goasshouse edition that I have has a number line ending in 2. Historians will pick out a signal — even if it isn’t there.

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For some reason, the century that fascinates these people of the far future is the very one that readers are most familiar with; isn’t that convenient? The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the changes in Goodreads policy and enforcement. My two cents – I want to read Ghost Engine.

Unwirer —an experiment in weblog mediated collaborative fiction. It’s absolutely and truly hilarious to post this on a blog. I don’t dislike the USA per se; there are aspects of it that I like and admire a lot.

Philosopher Michel Foucault used the model to represent the way humans tend to conform to and internalise societal ideals based on this kind of omnipresent gaze, an idea Stross exploits in the novel. Is there a lesson in this? IF all our dreams of technology were to come true, and there were no longer enforced mortality or scarcity would we be better?


Glaszhouse write like I was an idiot, decent execution, but nothing I haven’t seen before. So when in a discussion of the supposed experiment Sfross therapist notes, “They run a money system and provide work, so you have to work and pay for what you consume; it’s intended to emulate a pre-Acceleration scarcity economy,” 32 this confirmed my assumption that “I’m buying” was not to be taken literally.

There’s nothing in the world that I know of quite like that which is depicted here. Yes, there are a lot of dense allusions to everything from The Sims to the history of psychological warfare and computer worms that was Curious Yellow, BTW, named after a porno movie of some repute, just to muddy the waters Most information from this period charlee been lost, not merely because of the era’s faulty digital storage techniques, but also as the result of a conflict called the Censorship Wars.

Does anyone know when “Steeltown Blues” is supposed to come out? Brandon named his glasshoues DHT worm after the feather in Vurt. Please provide an email address.


Whoever claims the authority to define the boundary between health and disease claims. No ability to leave early if you don’t like it. I’m surprised I finish It began with a date and moved to the bath.

The Grace of Kings.