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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I’ve read this book at least four times now. His name is Charlie Stross, and you really need to read this book he wrote called The Atrocity Archive Some male characters are put into female bodies and vice versa. And compared to the antagonists, who are convinced that what they’re doing is Good and Right, and Sorry, I’ve just realised that I’m trying to explain your characters to you.

Here’s another vote for ‘Ghost Engines’, but only when you’ve got an appropriate gap in the schedule. I kind of felt like I got whiplash from that, but I wasn’t super invested anyway so I was ok with it. I think not, Socrates.

Jul 16, F. Though as already mentioned, those same emotional makeup is likely to be inherited from the murderer, not the murdered. But still, mass market. The protagonist flips among the dimensions of identity: A dufus won’t be able to design a matchbox, not to mention a historical simulation with hidden sinister objectives. It’s a coming-of-age story and a loss-of-innocence story.

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IIRC here in Scotland they hanged witches to death before they burned them at the stake, as a mercy. Bit Rot is the next entry in this blog. Another anecdote about the dangers of being working class. A variety of militia groups formed, among them the Linebarger Catswho specialised in esoteric strategies and psyops. Not even a Kay, let alone a Hanta. Collapse of the Eastern Block as a cohesive political power, and the subsequent progressive consolidation of the political and economic power of the elites.


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I consider Glasshouse second only to your Accelerando stories. It’s his most consistently suspenseful, and his funniest. I am not convinced that he did suicide. I can’t comment on the film which I’ve not seen but I gave up on the trilogy after part 1 because I felt that Pullman was introducing a new character as the means of escape every time his “hero group” got into trouble form of deus ex machina writing IMO. There were also some neat tricks worked with Robin’s first person POV.


And Bellingham’s post too Cgarles think that is a very fair summation of Chalker, his strengths and his faults. Generally, the ships’ systems are not connected to the galactic network at large. Is this what people in the world outside the Glasshouse do when they are thrown together with strangers?

No choosing your body.

I loved their ideas about “Urth”. Great worlds and entertaining ones usually. That’s where the crap factor comes in for me. The Glasshouse is presented to him as a refuge, but in reality it’s a snare and a trap: A long series of these wars plagued posthumanity, starting around years before the novel charlee, lasting for almost a century two centuries, according to Yourdon.


We’ll see an openly gay person in the White House before we ever see an atheist of any race or gender. Her next novel, Tsunamiwhich is the third of the five-volume Marq’ssan Cyclewill be available in December.

Owing to the exorbitant cost, most TV sets were rented rather than purchased – so a familiar visitor to many households was often the TV repair man, somebody whose knowledge of valves and horizontal hold knobs was nigh on miraculous.

And when Robin now called “Reeve” discusses the need for collective resistance with Sam, the latter says, “It all depends on how they balance the relative convenience of making charlea people uncomfortable against their own future wealth.

So which do you prefer for AD: Not that that explains why it is slow-selling in the US. He ima I am now officially a Charles Stross fan. But for those who want a narrative with a well thought-out world exploring interesting questions glasshousee gender-socialization, identity, and memory, Glasshouse will be a frustrating read occasionally relieved by the momentary play of ingenious SFnal devices.

So before anything else, I guess let’s start with a truism about hard SF In general, electronic music is undergoing a huge and long-lived period of inflationary expansion, with a mindboggling number of glasxhouse splitting, sharing genes and recombining if dubstep’s not your thing, try starting with electroswing and following your nose, or rather your ears. November 8, at 6: Down on the Farm.