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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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scalzi, John
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Virus diseases
  • Epidemics
  • Isolation (Hospital care)
  • Virtual reality
  • Epidemics
  • Isolation (Hospital care)
  • Paranormal fiction
  • Virtual reality
  • Virus diseases
Label
Lock in, John Scalzi
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
  • 734146
  • (OCoLC)858730837
  • 708072
  • (OCoLC)ocn858730837
  • 708072
  • 734146
  • 734146
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
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
  • 734146
  • (OCoLC)858730837
  • 708072
  • (OCoLC)ocn858730837
  • 708072
  • 734146
  • 734146

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