The Resource Lock in, John Scalzi

Lock in, John Scalzi

Label
Lock in
Title
Lock in
Statement of responsibility
John Scalzi
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Author
Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
Fifteen years from now, a new virus sweeps the globe. 95% of those afflicted experience nothing worse than fever and headaches. 4% suffer acute meningitis, creating the largest medical crisis in history. And 1% find themselves 'locked in' - fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. 1% doesn't seem like a lot. But in the US that's 1.7 million people 'locked in' - including the President's wife and daughter. Spurred by grief and the sheer magnitude of the suffering, America undertakes a massive scientific initiative. Nothing can fully restore the locked in. But then two new technologies emerge. One is a virtual-reality environment, 'The Agora', where the locked-in can interact with other humans, whether locked-in or not. The other is the discovery that a few rare individuals have brains that are receptive to being controlled by others, allowing those who are locked in to occasionally 'ride' these people and use their bodies as if they were their own. This skill is quickly regulated, licensed, bonded, and controlled. Nothing can go wrong. Certainly nobody would be tempted to misuse it, for murder, for political power, or worse..
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Summary
When a new virus causes one percent of the population to become completely paralyzed in body but not in mind, America pursues a scientific initiative to develop a virtual-reality world for victims, with unexpected consequences
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Award
  • Alex Award, 2015
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2014
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2014
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10321684
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scalzi, John
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Lock in novels
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Viruses
  • Presidents
  • Presidents
  • Virus diseases
  • Epidemics
  • Isolation (Hospital care)
  • Virtual reality
Target audience
adult
Label
Lock in, John Scalzi
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053190275
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780575134348
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)881019957
Label
Lock in, John Scalzi
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053190275
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780575134348
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)881019957

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