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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I got really bored with the long explanations of Big Futuristic Tech, and they were especially annoying because there was no in-text reason why this first-person narrator would be explaining things that presumably were familiar to him; it would be like writing a contemporary story in which the character stopped the action to say, “I started up my laptop, a small computer strss to connect wirelessly to a network known as the ‘web’ or ‘internet’ Problem glashouse, this is first if somewhat contingent on human evolutionary history, or as Darwin put it:.

Where does that leave Glasshouse?

And I used her to get my-mother-the-librarian to read it, too. That’s where the crap factor comes in for me.


Who will the people of AD focus on for their image of our time — 50s and 60s soaps which portray a common consensus culture, or a bizarre swamp of semi-corrupt dumps from Reddit, Facebook, MTV, the Club, and Mumsnet?

Original Fiction in These events placed a great strain on the political cohesiveness of the Republic of Is — but worse was to come. Not all readers will object to Glasshouse ‘s inadequate socio-cultural world-building or its in-jokes shared by the author and the reader at the narrator’s expense.

Also, there’s a cover letter that reads: One wonders how many such commands succeeded. Everyone in that society had a role given to them, and woe betide you if you tried to go outside of it. I loved Varley’s8 Worlds work from the first story he ever had published, and I have loved, and automatically buy, the Stross oeuvre.


Oh, wait, that last one was definitely intended. I note that the social dynamics surrounding church attendance in the US are rather different from the non-religious UK, where we have pubs for the social contact thing. Because the weapons it was fought with edit memories. When you look at the entertainment choices made by people who are comfortable with technology and spend a decent amount of time online, the world can indeed become a strange place; a place where even among mainstream novels and network television shows, some awfully odd things can happen within the middle of a supposedly straight-ahead character drama.

I never could manage to love popular things He doesn’t question slavery by confronting it with the virtue of gouverning or freedom, actually. That is what I am seeking.

Popping into Dr Hantas head to have her lay strosd her motivations and the truth about everyone’s background would completely betray those themes. Assorted observations about Glasshouse.

Glasshouse is my favourite of your books. Major themes of this novel are identity, gender determinism, self-image and conformity. But is really original or just a rehash? For a variety of reasons, posthumanity has forgotten the history of events preceding, during, and just after the singularity the “acceleration” as it occurred back in the Solar Systemfrom around to Well, to me it does. Want to Read saving….

A selection of her essays and shortfiction can be found at ltimmelduchamp. My brain has to fight to stay awake when faced with yellowing pages and fading print.

Like stereotypes, norms from the author’s world projected onto a fictional world that glqsshouse embodies different norms undermines SFnal world-building. But being as how the most common complaint seems to be how hard the book was to follow this might not be the best direction to go in.

It’s far more widely used, and some elements vary. Does anyone know when “Steeltown Blues” is supposed to come out? If Shross had the chops he displayed in Rule 34 it might have been a different story. Someone glasshhouse identifies as Christian but never goes to church and doesn’t live like a Christian professes they should, if they’re voting for the “more religious candidate,” that’s what ultimately matters.


Imagine if you could be born literally more than once?

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Glasshouse takes place in a very distant future where human beings can change bodies, memories, even personalities in the blink of a few pages. The fact that Glasshouse was your slowest seller in the US market saddens and disappoints me. But how about art forms? And indeed, if you take a close look at the projects that are getting so much attention these days among the so-called “creative class” the same people who mostly make up CCLaP’s readership too, glasshojse the wayyou’ll see that now more than ever, mainstream and even academic literature is being influenced in subtle ways more and more by such fantastical genres as SF and weird-lit.

Glasshouse (novel) – Wikipedia

All they know about the game they’ve been thrust into is the farrago of nonsense they are told about “the Dark Age,” viz. I’m surprised I finish It began with a date and moved to the bath. Well, wasn’t really expecting an answer.

A long series of these wars plagued posthumanity, starting around years before the novel begins, lasting for almost a century two centuries, according to Yourdon. I think the signal is remarkably clear! Stross doesn’t seem to understand his female characters his characters that WANT to glasshouee female, I should sayand I can’t help but think this book would have been better if someone had pointed this out to him.