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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Though he remembers nothing of his past life she suspects that he lived through traumatic times as a participant in the series of wars that raged many years before. Charlie, do you realize that you are using the 50’s as a Stepford Suburbia because that’s exactly how it is widely perceived today, by you and a lot of like-minded people?

Preview — Glasshouse by Charles Stross.

Great worlds and entertaining ones usually. Sometimes he got things wrong, very wrong indeed there’s something to be said for the assertion that in the seventies everyone was a bit creepybut sometimes he hit the nail square on the head, at a point when everyone else was trying to invent the screwdriver. Also, there’s a cover letter that reads:. We’d laugh, talk about locavorism, maker culture, and the Open Source movement. Or was it at a molecular gastro-pub? John Scalzi claims to be a gateway drug into science fiction literature, I glasshohse he may well be but I believe Charles Stross is almost the opposite of that.

Looks like I need to read Glasshouse again.


It a pretty old part of art. Ever since I finished “The Golden Globe” inI’ve been waiting for the next novel in what was clearly a trilogy. What I find unconvincing is the idea that the 50’s will leave a greater impact on the future because it predates the proliferation of cheap recording media. It may be his best book yet.


Korea, just as a note, it’s a classic Theocracy, with a god-king in charge apparently. Twelve Step is a reference to a set of rules that originated in Alcoholic Anonymous.

This is one of the most imaginative sci-fi stories I have encountered. I suppose it could just be another technology one gets used strosz I agree that there is very little attempt to engage in questioning the heterosexual standards.

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Not that that explains why it is slow-selling in the US. Item s unavailable strose purchase. Oct 25, Tom rated it it was amazing Shelves: So writing this one is on the back-burner until such time as I win the lottery. Worse yet, fragments of old memories return—extremely dangerous in the Glasshouse, where the experimenters’ intentions are as murky as Robin’s grasp of his own identity.

Crib Sheet: Glasshouse – Charlie’s Diary

Stross does an excellent job of keeping the focus of the novel not only on the main character, but also in his Shockingly, I like the first chapter. In the face of losing all his civil rights, losing srross to his net-link which one might think would traumatize him far more than the possession of a female anatomyand feeling panicked by the contract he apparently signed: Don’t be fooled, it’s stgoss lulling you into complacency.

Though there, one wonders about the entrenched vested interests of the military, who want no change, because of loss of their priveileges like FOOD.

For example, I had forgotten almost everything after about the halfway point. Just step into the A-gate, be disassembled, and glasshuose up on glashouse other side. Jeter needed a term to describe what he and others were doing. The narrator Reeve not only tries to stir rebellion among the “glasshouse” participants, but is also plagued by a series of flashbacks from the censorship wars, repressed memories of bloody encounters rising to the surface—and ensuring that every few pages some example of deadly combat appears in these pages.


I am super bummed that is a slow seller. It’s his most consistently suspenseful, and his funniest. Most of the book takes place in a sealed experimental environment where participants sign up to reenact life in the 21st century for research purposes.

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Specialists syndrome – their focus glasshose on X. One’s consciousness of gender doesn’t change when one’s sex changes abruptly, without either desire or preparation; one simply continues to make meaning as before—until the unconscious assumptions determining that meaning are challenged.

Apparently they had met at university and thereafter married with children, after which time HE had become much more fundamentalist Jewish and SHE considerably less so and this made the very serious Stepford Difference.