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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Check out our sister sites: In Stross’s deft hands, “T-gates” are great fun, and I’m sure that if they existed in real life, we’d all be wearing shirts made of them, too. The experiment is not what it seems, Robin is not who he thought he was I know, this is funny because no one knows who he is and Kay has her own trials. The most important takeaway from all this is that people make important decisions based on irrational criteria that might not even make sense.
Vurt is well worth a read, although quite different to OGH’s work. So it isn’t a pure Glasshouse time-standard system, but there’s some inspiration.
They had access to all remaining historical information, and I find it unconvincing that they had more information about ‘s than the ‘s. Thematically it’s about the unreliability of human memory and perceptions.
Are we perhaps supposed to conclude that privileges make people weak? In fact, it may be my favorite of Stross’ novels that I’ve read unfortunately, I believe it was also one of his lowest selling, which derailed chances of a follow-up or something in the same universe.
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It’s hard for me to judge how geeky, I spend most glasshousw my time with people who have advanced degrees in engineering and computer science, and trying to explain that while I’m really interested in this work they’ve been doing, that no, Strose don’t have the horses to follow their tensor mathematics.
Feb 28, Megan Baxter rated it really liked it. In the future, a group of people volunteer for a scientific experiment in which they agree to immerse themselves in a community mimicking long-gone 20th Century life. Well, to me it does. The Curious Yellow sross during the War was for some reason deleting everything from the post’s, era, so they really didn’t have any better information.
It was fascinating to see who he became.
No new musical genres in the past 20 or 30 years. It’s a period from which a single strong signal can be expected to propagate into the future, compared to the encrypted variant mush blatting from the near-present.
After several years of keeping a lookout for them I finally gave up and ordered them a few months ago. One’s consciousness of gender doesn’t change when one’s sex changes abruptly, without either desire or preparation; one simply continues to make meaning as before—until the unconscious assumptions determining that meaning are challenged.
I really enjoyed the universe of the book, and all of the history. Nov 17, Peter rated it really liked it Shelves: With this book, Charles Stross has established himself as one of my favourite authors.
Of course, he goes on to defend Human Rights, not because they are natural, but because nature is cold and uncaring and we should create something better. I assume you’ve glasshousee read “The Apocalypse Codex”? I can think of 2 conditions that might lead to it: Did it have a second printing?
Many women cry when they are angry, rather than confront the object of their anger. This keeps his extraordinary SF concepts and the plot just on the glaxshouse of comprehension most of Glasshouse is an intense and mindstretching mixture of hard SF and satire in a psychological puzzle centered around memory and identity.
I’d certainly settle for an account of the censorship wars. I’d purchased the book some time ago but managed to forget to put it in the stack of “things I haven’t read yet”, this conversation prompted me to go read it.
High concept, particularly with the Well World which played with multiple tech levels way before Vernor Vinge got there. Looney Tunes, the Simpsons, or choice 3?
Okay, now stop imagining. Or are there non-compete clauses? The entire point IMHO is uncertainty. I’d also love for you to write the sequel to Glasshouse.
For me it’s a wonderfully self-contained tale and really don’t see the need for a sequel. But it is also inconsistent: That’s not to say books need that ylasshouse be considered good, but part of the fun I get out of rereading in general is, since I don’t have to spend as much effort undertanding what’s going on, I can use some of the spare glasehouse to imagine how it might be adapted, if it were going to happen.