Lock in

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(1)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
"Fifteen years from now, a new virus sweeps the globe. 95% of those afflicted experience nothing worse than fever and headaches. Four percent suffer acute meningitis, creating the largest medical crisis in history. And one percent find themselves "locked in"--fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. One per cent doesn't seem like a lot. But in the United States, 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 restore the ability to control their own bodies to the locked in. But then two new technologies emerge. One is a virtual-reality environment, "The Agora," in which the locked-in can interact with other humans, both locked-in and not. The other is the discovery that a few rare individuals have brains that are receptive to being controlled by others, meaning that from time to time, those who are locked in can "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..."--
When a new virus causes one percent of the population to become completely paralyzed in body but not in mind, the United States pursues a scientific initiative to develop a virtual-reality world for victims, with unexpected consequences.
Also in this Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9780765375865
9781410478344
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID d61273c1-fccf-f46d-e13e-6543cbcca98d
full_title lock in
author scalzi john
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-10-06 02:04:37AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Scalzi, John, 1969-
author_display Scalzi, John
available_at_catalog Huron Street, Perl Mack, Wright Farms, York Street
detailed_location_catalog Huron Street - Adult Fiction - Science Fiction, Perl Mack - Large Print - Fiction, Wright Farms - Adult Fiction - Science Fiction, York Street - Adult Fiction - Science Fiction
display_description "Fifteen years from now, a new virus sweeps the globe. 95% of those afflicted experience nothing worse than fever and headaches. Four percent suffer acute meningitis, creating the largest medical crisis in history. And one percent find themselves "locked in"--fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. One per cent doesn't seem like a lot. But in the United States, 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 restore the ability to control their own bodies to the locked in. But then two new technologies emerge. One is a virtual-reality environment, "The Agora," in which the locked-in can interact with other humans, both locked-in and not. The other is the discovery that a few rare individuals have brains that are receptive to being controlled by others, meaning that from time to time, those who are locked in can "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..."-- When a new virus causes one percent of the population to become completely paralyzed in body but not in mind, the United States pursues a scientific initiative to develop a virtual-reality world for victims, with unexpected consequences.
format_catalog Book, Large Print
format_category_catalog Books
id d61273c1-fccf-f46d-e13e-6543cbcca98d
isbn 9780765375865, 9781410478344
item_details ils:1042901|1587241|Perl Mack - Large Print - Fiction|LP FIC SF SCALZI i|Large Print|Books|1|false|false|||||On Shelf||pm||, ils:987119|1430925|York Street - Adult Fiction - Science Fiction|FIC SF SCALZI i|Book|Books|1|false|false|||||On Shelf||th||, ils:987119|1430927|Wright Farms - Adult Fiction - Science Fiction|FIC SF SCALZI i|Book|Books|1|false|false|||||On Shelf||wf||, ils:987119|1430928|Huron Street - Adult Fiction - Science Fiction|FIC SF SCALZI i|Book|Books|1|false|false|||||On Shelf||ng||
itype_catalog
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction, Novels
local_callnumber_catalog FIC SF SCALZI i, LP FIC SF SCALZI i
owning_library_catalog All Anythink Libraries
owning_location_catalog Huron Street, Perl Mack, Wright Farms, York Street
primary_isbn 9780765375865
publishDate 2014, 2015
record_details ils:1042901|Large Print|Books|Large print edition.|English|Thorndike Press,|2015.|423 pages ; 23 cm., ils:987119|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Tor,|2014.|336 pages ; 22 cm
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog ils:1042901|1587241|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:987119|1430925|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:987119|1430927|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:987119|1430928|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||
subject_facet Epidemics, Epidemics -- Fiction, FICTION / Science Fiction / General, Fiction, Horror fiction, Isolation (Hospital care) -- Fiction, Large type books, Science fiction, Virtual reality -- Fiction, Virus diseases, Virus diseases -- Fiction
title_display Lock in
title_full Lock in / John Scalzi, Lock in [text (large print)] / John Scalzi
title_short Lock in
topic_facet Epidemics, Isolation (Hospital care), Large type books, Virtual reality, Virus diseases