The Resource Lock in, John Scalzi

Lock in, John Scalzi

Label
Lock in
Title
Lock in
Statement of responsibility
John Scalzi
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Fifteen years from now, a new virus sweeps the globe. 95% of those afflicted experience nothing worse than fever and headaches. Four percent suffer acute meningitis, creating the largest medical crisis in history. And one percent find themselves "locked in"--fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. One per cent doesn't seem like a lot. But in the United States, that's 1.7 million people "locked in"...including the President's wife and daughter. Spurred by grief and the sheer magnitude of the suffering, America undertakes a massive scientific initiative. Nothing can restore the ability to control their own bodies to the locked in. But then two new technologies emerge. One is a virtual-reality environment, "The Agora," in which the locked-in can interact with other humans, both locked-in and not. The other is the discovery that a few rare individuals have brains that are receptive to being controlled by others, meaning that from time to time, those who are locked in can "ride" these people and use their bodies as if they were their own. This skill is quickly regulated, licensed, bonded, and controlled. Nothing can go wrong. Certainly nobody would be tempted to misuse it, for murder, for political power, or worse....John Scalzi's Lock In is a novel of our near future, from one of the most popular authors in modern science fiction"--
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Summary
"Fifteen years from now, a new virus sweeps the globe. 95% of those afflicted experience nothing worse than fever and headaches. Four percent suffer acute meningitis, creating the largest medical crisis in history. And one percent find themselves "lockedin"--fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. One per cent doesn't seem like a lot. But in the United States, that's 1.7 million people "locked in"...including the President's wife and daughter. Spurred by grief and the sheer magnitude of the suffering, America undertakes a massive scientific initiative. Nothing can restore the ability to control their own bodies to the locked in. But then two new technologies emerge. One is a virtual-reality environment, "The Agora," in which the locked-in can interact with other humans, both locked-in and not. The other is the discovery that a few rare individuals have brains that are receptive to being controlled by others, meaning that from time to time, those who are locked in can "ride" these people and use their bodies as if they were their own. This skill is quickly regulated, licensed, bonded, and controlled. Nothing can go wrong. Certainly nobody would be tempted to misuse it, for murder, for political power, or worse....John Scalzi's Lock In is a novel of our near future, from one of the most popular authors in modern science fiction"--
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Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Alex Award, 2015
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2014
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2014
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10321684
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scalzi, John
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.C256
LC item number
L63 2014
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Lock in novels
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Virus diseases
  • Epidemics
  • Isolation (Hospital care)
  • Virtual reality
  • Paranormal fiction
  • FICTION / Science Fiction / General
  • Epidemics
  • Isolation (Hospital care)
  • Paranormal fiction
  • Virtual reality
  • Virus diseases
Target audience
adult
Label
Lock in, John Scalzi
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Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn858730837
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780765375865
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014015247
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)858730837
Label
Lock in, John Scalzi
Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn858730837
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780765375865
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014015247
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)858730837

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