Lock in

Lock in

Unknown - 2014
Average Rating:
Rate this:

The New York Times bestseller, Lock In , is a blazingly inventive near-future thriller from the 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.

Old Man's War Series
#1 Old Man's War
#2 The Ghost Brigades
#3 The Last Colony
#4 Zoe's Tale
#5 The Human Division
#6 The End of All Things
Short fiction: "After the Coup"

Other Tor Books
The Android's Dream
Agent to the Stars
Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded
Fuzzy Nation
Redshirts
Lock In
The Collapsing Empire (forthcoming)

Publisher: New York : Tor, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780765375865
0765375869
Branch Call Number: SCIENCE FICTION SCALZI J
Characteristics: 336 pages ; 22 cm

Opinion


Featured Blogs and Events

Lizards and Robots and Aliens, Oh My! : Non-Binary Coded Characters in Sci-Fi

When I heard that She-Ra and the Princesses would have a non-binary character played by non-binary actor Jacob Tobia in their next season, I was beyond excited. As a non-binary person, representation in the media is so rare that any time I get anything, it’s cause for celebration. So, when I started the second season, I was fully prepared to ADORE their character. I didn’t.  While I’m starving ... (more)


From Library Staff

In this procedural thriller, a unique pandemic known as Haden's Syndrome decimates the global population leaving 1% of humans in a state known as "lock-in," where they are self-aware but have no control over their physical bodies. If you enjoy books that make you question reality, &quo... Read More »


From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...
No similar edition of this title was found at LPL.

Try searching for Lock in to see if LPL owns related versions of the work.


  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top