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Lock in : A Novel of the Near Future

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A blazingly inventive near-future thriller from the best-selling, Hugo Award-winning John Scalzi.Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent - and nearly five million souls in the United States alone - the disease causes "Lock In": Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge.A quarter of a century later, in a world shaped by what's now known as "Haden's syndrome," rookie FBI agent Chris Shane is paired with veteran agent Leslie Vann. The two of them are assigned what appears to be a Haden-related murder at the Watergate Hotel, with a suspect who is an "integrator" - someone who can let the locked in borrow their bodies for a time. If the Integrator was carrying a Haden client, then naming the suspect for the murder becomes that much more complicated.But "complicated" doesn't begin to describe it. As Shane and Vann began to unravel the threads of the murder, it becomes clear that the real mystery - and the real crime - is bigger than anyone could have imagined. The world of the locked in is changing, and with the change comes opportunities that the ambitious will seize at any cost. The investigation that began as a murder case takes Shane and Vann from the halls of corporate power to the virtual spaces of the locked in, and to the very heart of an emerging, surprising new human culture. It's nothing you could have expected.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 147.32 x 210.82 x 30.48mm | 226.8g
  • Tor Books
  • United States
  • English
  • 0765375869
  • 9780765375865
  • 172,712

About John Scalzi

JOHN SCALZI is one of the most popular and acclaimed SF authors to emerge in the last decade. His massively successful debut "Old Man's War" won him science fiction's John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. His "New York Times" bestsellers include "The Last Colony, Fuzzy Nation, " and "Redshirts;" which won 2013's Hugo Award for Best Novel. Material from his widely read blog "The Whatever" (whatever.scalzi.com) has also earned him two other Hugo Awards. He lives in Ohio with his wife and daughter.show more

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The novel-which contains plenty of action, great character development, vivid and believable worldbuilding and a thought-provoking examination of disability culture and politics--is definitely worth the ride. "Kirkus Reviews (starred review)""show more
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