Glasshouse by Charles Stross

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In the twenty-seventh century, accelerated technology dictates the memories and personalities of people. With most of his own memories deleted, Robin enters The Glasshouse-an experimental polity where he finds himself at the mercy of his own unbalanced psyche.

About Charles Stross

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Charles Stross is the Hugo-winning author of Rule 34, Halting State, The Atrocity Archives, Accelerando, and many other SF novels. He lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Published June 27, 2006 by Ace. 333 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math. Fiction

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Narrator Robin, a citizen of the Invisible Republic, emerges from a memory edit, guessing he wanted to remove painful memories of the conflict.

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Publishers Weekly

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The censorship wars—during which the Curious Yellow virus devastated the network of wormhole gates connecting humanity across the cosmos—are finally over at the start of Hugo-winner Stross's brilliant new novel, set in the same far-future universe as 2005's Accelerando .

May 08 2006 | Read Full Review of Glasshouse

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Some "cognitive dictatorships" infected the gates with a virus that allowed the gates to censor elements of the personalities and memories of those using them, often to suit the needs or desires of the society or ruling party where the destination gate is located.

Jul 28 2006 | Read Full Review of Glasshouse

Entertainment Weekly

Ex-soldier Robin dodges mysterious killers in a far-flung future where folks travel to distant galaxies via wormhole.

Jun 23 2006 | Read Full Review of Glasshouse

SF Site

Charles Stross Website ISFDB Bibliography SF Site Review: The Hidden Family and Accelerando SF Site Review: The Atrocity Archives SF Site Review: Singularity Sky "A dark-skinned human with four arms walks towards me across the floor of the club, clad only in a belt strung with human skulls.

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SF Signal

About the only criticism I have is that the story dragged a bit during the middle part as Robin is trying to get used to the ‘Glasshouse’ and is figuring out what is going on.

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Fantasy Literature

So chock full of the social consequences of nano-science and memory editing is Charles Stross’s Glasshouse, I’m still trying to pick myself up from the floor.

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