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An edition of Glasshouse (2006)

Glasshouse

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This edition was published in by Ace Hardcover

Written in English

352 pages

When Robin wakes up in a clinic with most of his memories missing, it doesn't take him long to discover that someone is trying to kill him. It's the 27th century, when interstellar travel is by teleport gate and conflicts are fought by network worms that censor refugees' personalities and target historians. The civil war is over and Robin has been demobilized, but someone wants him out of the picture because of something his earlier self knew. On the run from a ruthless pursuer, he volunteers to participate in a unique experimental polity, the Glasshouse, constructed to simulate a pre-accelerated culture. Participants are assigned anonymized identities: it looks like the ideal hiding place for a posthuman on the run. But in this escape-proof environment, Robin will undergo an even more radical change, placing him at the mercy of the experimenters--and the mercy of his own unbalanced psyche.--From publisher description

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Cover of: Glasshouse
Glasshouse
June 26, 2007, Ace
in English
Cover of: Glasshouse
Glasshouse
June 27, 2006, Ace Hardcover
in English
Cover of: Glasshouse
Glasshouse
2006, Orbit
in English
Cover of: Glasshouse
Glasshouse
2006, Ace Books
in English - 1st ed
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GLASSHOUSE.
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Glasshouse

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Work Description

When Robin wakes up in a clinic with most of his memories missing, it doesn't take him long to discover that someone is trying to kill him. It's the 27th century, when interstellar travel is by teleport gate and conflicts are fought by network worms that censor refugees' personalities and target historians. The civil war is over and Robin has been demobilized, but someone wants him out of the picture because of something his earlier self knew. On the run from a ruthless pursuer, he volunteers to participate in a unique experimental polity, the Glasshouse, constructed to simulate a pre-accelerated culture. Participants are assigned anonymized identities: it looks like the ideal hiding place for a posthuman on the run. But in this escape-proof environment, Robin will undergo an even more radical change, placing him at the mercy of the experimenters--and the mercy of his own unbalanced psyche.--From publisher description

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A dark-skinned human with four arms walks toward me across the floor of the club, clad only in a belt strung with human skulls.
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Library of Congress PR6119.T79 G57 2006
Dewey 823.92

Glasshouse

This edition was published in by Ace Hardcover


First Sentence

"A dark-skinned human with four arms walks toward me across the floor of the club, clad only in a belt strung with human skulls."

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7524329M
ISBN 10
0441014038
ISBN 13
9780441014033
Library Thing
356125
Goodreads
17866

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