(PDF KINDLE) [Glasshouse] Ì Charles Stross

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REVIEW Glasshouse CHARACTERS ´ Glasshouse When people ask me what I did during the war I tell them I used to be in a tank regiment Or maybe I was a counter intelligence agent I'm not exactly sure my memory isn't what it used to be 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 interst. John Scalzi claims to be a gateway drug into science fiction literature I suppose he may well be but I believe Charles Stross is almost the opposite of that Stross is deservedly one of the most popular active sci fi authors today but readers not familiar with the genre may find him a little bewildering His target readership seems to be those who are uite au fait with the common tropes of the genre and also some computer programming terms Those in the know love the science he puts in books like Accelerando and The Atrocity Archives while the likes of me struggle I certainly had problems understanding much of these two books but less so with Singularity Sky It did occur to me that his fiction is probably not for me but I keep coming back to try again because I like his wit and imagination plus he is a great guy and very approachable to readers in online forums and such Today I am happy to say I have finally found a Stross novel that I absolutely love and works completely for me It is GlasshouseThis Hugo nominated novel is set in the 27th century when our 21st century is viewed as part of The Dark Ages presumably pre singularity called the acceleration here 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 The protagonist starts off as a man named Robin who has part of his memory deleted for reasons unknown presumably to forget some traumatic experience that he wants to do without After he signed up for the isolated social experiment he backs himself up and his backed up personality wakes up inside the experiment as a woman called Reeve who has no idea why she has chosen to change her gender She soon settles down to a married life of a nuclear family as part of the experiment but begins to feel that the experiment is not really an experiment and some very disturbing things are going onIo9 calls Glasshouse One of Stross most challenging books I have not read enough of his books to confirm or deny this but I do find it to be his most accessible book so far Certainly some tech expositions still go over my head but they never impede the storytelling Whenever I don t feel inclined to Google the programming terms I was able to gloss over them and enjoy the story I do hope many Stross books are like this and I intend to find out I don t remember any of Stross characters from his other books that I have read but I doubt I will forget the main characters in this book This is particularly true for RobinReeve whose experience and character growth is unlike anything I have read before The book is surprisingly feministic in tone after Robin becomes Reeve Stross seems to have a lot of empathy for the trials and tribulations of womanhood The emotions the interactions with other women the social pressure etc are all convincingly portrayed I hesitate to say accurately portrayed as I am not of the gender Interestingly once Robin s backup is activated as Reeve we have no idea what becomes of the original Robin but with all these backups and restores we don t even know whether the original Robin ever appears in this book As for Reeve she has to be one of the most unreliable narrators ever I won t tell you why thoughOf course regularly readers of Charles Stross are probably not exactly looking for books that deal with feminist issues I imagine the cool tech to be his main attraction Glasshouse is stuffed to the gills with cool sci fi tech The posthumanism reminds me of both Altered Carbon and Permutation City the memory editing is similar to PKD s short story We Can Remember It for You Wholesale filmed a couple of times as Total Recall However this is not a derivative novel the sum of the different influences make for a very original book which is mind blowing thought provoking and even poignant at times The wilds ideas and amazing tech are underpinned by a surprisingly touching story of a loving relationship Glasshouse is definitely the best Charles Stross book I have read so far and I hope that even better ones are in store for me Unlike the virtual world featured in Permutation City the social experiment of Glasshouse takes place in an actual physical environment where the activated digitized personalities are stored in human bodies The Floating Bridge Nettles kill him It's the twenty seventh century when interst. John Scalzi claims to be a gateway drug into science fiction literature I suppose he may well be but I believe Charles Stross is almost the opposite of that Stross is deservedly one of the most popular active sci fi authors today but readers not familiar with the genre may find him a little bewildering His target readership seems to be those who are uite au fait with the common tropes of the genre and also some computer programming terms Those in the Revolutionary path know love the science he puts in books like Accelerando and The Atrocity Archives while the likes of me struggle I certainly had problems understanding much of these two books but less so with Singularity Sky It did occur to me that his fiction is probably not for me but I The Boyfriend Next Door keep coming back to try again because I like his wit and imagination plus he is a great guy and very approachable to readers in online forums and such Today I am happy to say I have finally found a Stross novel that I absolutely love and works completely for me It is GlasshouseThis Hugo nominated novel is set in the 27th century when our 21st century is viewed as part of The Dark Ages presumably pre singularity called the acceleration here 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 The protagonist starts off as a man named Robin who has part of his memory deleted for reasons unknown presumably to forget some traumatic experience that he wants to do without After he signed up for the isolated social experiment he backs himself up and his backed up personality wakes up inside the experiment as a woman called Reeve who has no idea why she has chosen to change her gender She soon settles down to a married life of a nuclear family as part of the experiment but begins to feel that the experiment is not really an experiment and some very disturbing things are going onIo9 calls Glasshouse One of Stross most challenging books I have not read enough of his books to confirm or deny this but I do find it to be his most accessible book so far Certainly some tech expositions still go over my head but they never impede the storytelling Whenever I don t feel inclined to Google the programming terms I was able to gloss over them and enjoy the story I do hope many Stross books are like this and I intend to find out I don t remember any of Stross characters from his other books that I have read but I doubt I will forget the main characters in this book This is particularly true for RobinReeve whose experience and character growth is unlike anything I have read before The book is surprisingly feministic in tone after Robin becomes Reeve Stross seems to have a lot of empathy for the trials and tribulations of womanhood The emotions the interactions with other women the social pressure etc are all convincingly portrayed I hesitate to say accurately portrayed as I am not of the gender Interestingly once Robin s backup is activated as Reeve we have no idea what becomes of the original Robin but with all these backups and restores we don t even Chancey of the Maury River know whether the original Robin ever appears in this book As for Reeve she has to be one of the most unreliable narrators ever I won t tell you why thoughOf course regularly readers of Charles Stross are probably not exactly looking for books that deal with feminist issues I imagine the cool tech to be his main attraction Glasshouse is stuffed to the gills with cool sci fi tech The posthumanism reminds me of both Altered Carbon and Permutation City the memory editing is similar to PKD s short story We Can Remember It for You Wholesale filmed a couple of times as Total Recall However this is not a derivative novel the sum of the different influences make for a very original book which is mind blowing thought provoking and even poignant at times The wilds ideas and amazing tech are underpinned by a surprisingly touching story of a loving relationship Glasshouse is definitely the best Charles Stross book I have read so far and I hope that even better ones are in store for me Unlike the virtual world featured in Permutation City the social experiment of Glasshouse takes place in an actual physical environment where the activated digitized personalities are stored in human bodies

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REVIEW Glasshouse CHARACTERS ´ Glasshouse Ellar travel is by teleport gate and conflicts are fought by network worms that censor refugees' personalities and target historians The civil war is over and Robin has been demobilized but someone wants him out of the picture because of something his earlier self knew On the run from a ruthless pursuer and searching for a place to hide he volunteers to participate in. My full review of this book is larger than GoodReads word count limitations Find it at the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcentercomAs I ve mentioned here before although as an adult I try to maintain as varied a reading list as possible I do naturally gravitate regularly towards the science fiction or SF genre on which I was raised as well as the weird lit novels of our contemporary times that have been influenced by the genre And indeed if you take a close look at the projects that are getting so much attention these days among the so called creative class the same people who mostly make up CCLaP s readership too by the way you ll see that now than ever mainstream and even academic literature is being influenced in subtle ways and by such fantastical genres as SF and weird lit When you look at the entertainment choices made by people who are comfortable with technology and spend a decent amount of time online the world can indeed become a strange place a place where even among mainstream novels and network television shows some awfully odd things can happen within the middle of a supposedly straight ahead character dramaSo it s natural then that we straight ahead SF fans would of course especially appreciate so called hard SF writers in this day and age or those who write such head scratchingly brilliant stuff that only SF fans in particular are going to appreciate and love it and boy you don t get much fanboy crazy than with author Charles Stross a multiple award winner and favorite among fellow SF writers who nonetheless is barely known beyond the SF community that worships him so much I just had a chance to read his latest novel in fact 2006 s Glasshouse which happens to be my first novel of his in my own life and believe me I now understand why people go so freaking nuts over him and am already plotting a way to get ahold of one of his earlier novels as uickly as possible It is a flabbergasting book one so smart and complex you can scarcely believe it actually exists one that has a 95 percent chance of officially blowing your mind by the time you re finished even if you do have a guess at which way the story is headedSo before anything else I guess let s start with a truism about hard SF Troveranno il corpo knew On the run from a ruthless pursuer and searching for a place to hide he volunteers to participate in. My full review of this book is larger than GoodReads word count limitations Find it at the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcentercomAs I ve mentioned here before although as an adult I try to maintain as varied a reading list as possible I do naturally gravitate regularly towards the science fiction or SF genre on which I was raised as well as the weird lit novels of our contemporary times that have been influenced by the genre And indeed if you take a close look at the projects that are getting so much attention these days among the so called creative class the same people who mostly make up CCLaP s readership too by the way you ll see that now than ever mainstream and even academic literature is being influenced in subtle ways and by such fantastical genres as SF and weird lit When you look at the entertainment choices made by people who are comfortable with technology and spend a decent amount of time online the world can indeed become a strange place a place where even among mainstream novels and network television shows some awfully odd things can happen within the middle of a supposedly straight ahead character dramaSo it s natural then that we straight ahead SF fans would of course especially appreciate so called hard SF writers in this day and age or those who write such head scratchingly brilliant stuff that only SF fans in particular are going to appreciate and love it and boy you don t get much fanboy crazy than with author Charles Stross a multiple award winner and favorite among fellow SF writers who nonetheless is barely Happy Christmas Hammy the Wonder Hamster known beyond the SF community that worships him so much I just had a chance to read his latest novel in fact 2006 s Glasshouse which happens to be my first novel of his in my own life and believe me I now understand why people go so freaking nuts over him and am already plotting a way to get ahold of one of his earlier novels as uickly as possible It is a flabbergasting book one so smart and complex you can scarcely believe it actually exists one that has a 95 percent chance of officially blowing your mind by the time you re finished even if you do have a guess at which way the story is headedSo before anything else I guess let s start with a truism about hard SF

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REVIEW Glasshouse CHARACTERS ´ Glasshouse A uniue experimental polity the Glasshouse constructed to simulate a pre accelerated culture Participants are assigned anonymized identities It looks like the ideal hiding place for a posthuman on the run But in this escape proof environment Robin will undergo an even radical change placing him at the mercy of the experimenters and the mercy of his own unbalanced psych. This was the most intriguing new science fiction book I ve read in a long time The plot was kinda standard mystery but everything else was really new He took some modern technical paradigms projected them into the future and created an amazingly well developed world In addition the book takes place mostly in an anachronistic simulation of the 1990 s And since the main character is a participant in the experiment there s an interesting ethnographical aspect to the narrative eg he keeps referring to the tiny feathered dinosaurs in the park The author used a great voice for this character and uses a neat plot device to tell the backstory in flashbackdreamsOverall this was a great read I would not suggest it to someone who is a straight fantasy fan it comes off a little Hard Sci Fi at times Although it is not actually necessary that these moments make any sense to the reader it may be a little off putting to someone who is not generally a fan of the genre I would recommend this to everyone elseAfter reading about half of his works this is my favorite Stross novel I was kind of sad to read that he doesn t intend to write further in his far future universe Good Blonde Others kinda standard mystery but everything else was really new He took some modern technical paradigms projected them into the future and created an amazingly well developed world In addition the book takes place mostly in an anachronistic simulation of the 1990 s And since the main character is a participant in the experiment there s an interesting ethnographical aspect to the narrative eg he Diary of an SM Romance keeps referring to the tiny feathered dinosaurs in the park The author used a great voice for this character and uses a neat plot device to tell the backstory in flashbackdreamsOverall this was a great read I would not suggest it to someone who is a straight fantasy fan it comes off a little Hard Sci Fi at times Although it is not actually necessary that these moments make any sense to the reader it may be a little off putting to someone who is not generally a fan of the genre I would recommend this to everyone elseAfter reading about half of his works this is my favorite Stross novel I was The Floating Bridge Nettles kind of sad to read that he doesn t intend to write further in his far future universe


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    REVIEW Glasshouse (PDF KINDLE) [Glasshouse] Ì Charles Stross This was the most intriguing new science fiction book I've read in a long time The plot was kinda standard mystery but everything else was really new He took some modern technical paradigms projected them into the future and created an amazin

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    (PDF KINDLE) [Glasshouse] Ì Charles Stross It's the far future Earth is a distant memory most people don't even live on planets any but rather small habitats linked by wormhole gates And death's difficult to come by because you can back yourself up as easily as tak

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