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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It’s also the best of the nominees this year and should win the award. Though still, there is this little problem with deciding which ethic to adopt, Spartan society surely had its positive side, so why not try it once again, with chrome-plated chqrles this time, to quote OGH.

Glasshouse might fail in the US because of its very crass anti-Christian tone, where the church is just a meeting ground for abuse, the pastor is a dictator and the nod to the ultra-sexist ‘s society. Retrieved 27 July But I’m a resourceful reader who wants, more than anything, to make the fiction I’m reading work. To be charlds, the scheme goes off the rails before the late s when tie dyed clothes show up, but for an experiment intending to model a society going through the millennium their choice of the s is a good one.

Robin is given a new identity and body, stoss that of a woman named “Reeve”. Or maybe you could run with the MacGuffin that the Glasshouse is really a honey pot run by Yourdon, et al. The strap line “from our foreign correspondent” bears consideration in this context. Now then, what was your case for a republic in name, as opposed to a monarchy in name, but a republic in fact? Unless Glasshouse is a future where American conservatives won and imposed they vision on everyone.


This is were he wakes up – confused, disoriented, and stuck in the body of a frail woman, assigned the name Reeve.

Strange Horizons – Glasshouse by Charles Stross By L. Timmel Duchamp

It’s possible that his findings were so blindingly obvious to the psychology community that no one bothers testing them. At once, without instruction, all but one of them separates into gender-segregated groups. Yet most of us have this vague incoherent movie-set vision of the middle ages drawn from “Robin Hood: And I will complete that job per contract before I go back and pick up this weekend’s glassuouse idea.

Am forgetting a few points, but here’s the gist. It was frustrating and unnecessary.

The protagonist in Stross’s novel is challenged to a duel-to-the-death in the opening pages, setting the tone for a futuristic adventure story in which the occasional philosophical or sociological trappings do not slow down the pacing or detract from the action-oriented plot. In the worst case, their work will be ignored, which is bad for them. Looney Tunes, the Simpsons, or choice 3? Great worlds and entertaining ones usually. PS I always read the stroes in the prison meaning – that probably says something Gender is a similar problem.

Oct 25, Tom rated it it was amazing Shelves: Do they ipso facto become evil-doers? This as I was standing shoulder deep in a grave in my garden.

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Most people, if asked why historical reenactment was so popular, would have replied that the present age was boring. 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?

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I also think it could make a great TV or Netflix series. I’m planning on living for a good long while, so I will look forward to it. Let’s hope you win the lottery.


I am the glasshousd. And rubbish in whose eyes? But because it is written in the first-person, the author seems to be saying to the reader, you and I both know we’re smart; if we were in those post-humans’ shoes, we wouldn’t take most of the book to figure out what the villains were really up to. Yup, its jargony, and charkes can just let it flow by as part of the mayhem.

Recommended for all sci-fi fans. Regardless of which country it may be published in. Much of its schedules comprised a tasty melange of imported American action series and Westerns with big-money game shows and quizzes.

In the meantime, you can read the entire review at Smorgasbook These can be linked to each other by T-gates, creating a huge network of interconnected societies, known as the Republic of Is.