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Publisher Description

“ONE NIGHTMARISH PANOPTICON.” – The New York Times
 
              

When Robin wakes up in a clinic with most of his memories missing, it doesn’t take him long to discover that someone is trying to kill him. It’s the twenty-seventh century, when interstellar travel is by teleport gate and conflicts are fought by network worms that censor refugees’ personalities—including Robin’s earlier self.
             
On the run from a ruthless pursuer and searching for a place to hide, he volunteers to participate in a unique experimental polity: the Glasshouse, a simulated pre-accelerated culture where participants are assigned anonymized identities. But what looks like the perfect sanctuary turns into a trap, placing Robin at the mercy of the experimenters—and at the mercy of his own unbalanced psyche…

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2006
June 27
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
1.1
MB

Customer Reviews

whatever_whatever ,

Great

Interesting and suspenseful. One of my favorite Stross books. Stands entirely on its own. Good plot. Interesting characters who actually develop throughout the course of the book.

dubbyaPOW ,

Interesting and compeling, but fell a little flat at the end.

Good read, a decent mix of scifi tech and future stuff with a few violent or suspensful moments to mix it up. The ending was a bit weak for me, it seemed like there were lots of ways to finish the story and Stross went with a wrap up that felt a bit lazy.

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