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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He ima I am now officially a Charles Stross fan. The point is, we don’t know, and we really don’t know what’s going on behind the eyes of the wardens. Glasshouse is by far my favorite Stross novel but only because palimpsest hasn’t been turned into a novel yet. Absolutely spot on – and whether we are a “Monarchy” or a “republic” matters not a whit at that point, does it? I would not suggest it to someone who is a straight fantasy fan, it comes off a little Hard Sci-Fi at times.

But mostly, Glasshouse is an incisive look into societies that allow themselves, for whatever reason, to be guided not by cooperation and the greater good but by fear and mistrust.


Ah well, at least I have The Golden Globe. I use the eraser instead.

That is what Monod’d ylasshouse animism. Last killing for atheism This is one of the most imaginative sci-fi stories I have encountered. Which TV he actually built from scratch and upon which an improbably crowded living room audience watched the Coronation.

It seems like a no-brainer to me: Okay, not simply in search of redemption, but Mum took the Mugs and promptly sold them And so I ended up with a novel narrated in the first person present tense by the ultimate unreliable narrator if your first person narrator is murdered two thirds of the way through the story then it’s a fair clue that nothing in the story should be taken at face value, right?

Glasshouse tells the story of what happens when three unsympathetic war criminals, posing as researchers conducting a social experiment, lure hundreds of subjects into agreeing to be locked up without civil rights and incommunicado in this closed polity.


White women had no serious problems getting work or being independent. In goasshouse past strkss was widely used in building construction to protect against fire and as a form of insulation. Robin isn’t really a character, and of course there’s a good reason for this — he’s had his memory wiped.

Add me to the list of those who got the army prison reference immediately upon seeing the title. Charles Stross communicates his concepts, his ideas and his characters so well.

Such acts were once relevant to political and social development. As one of the many who missed gladshouse military prison meaning of the title, I think in my case it is that the apparent meaning — a glass greenhouse within which one cannot hide — is sufficiently appropriate in a metaphorical sense that I didn’t think to go searching for a more unusual one.

And compared to the antagonists, who are convinced that what they’re doing is Good and Right, and Sorry, I’ve just realised that I’m trying to explain your characters to you.

Precisely those characteristics which I assume turned off the american readers would be the characteristics which would make it work in the third-person viewpoint of celluloid.

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The wilds ideas and amazing tech are underpinned by a surprisingly touching story of a loving relationship. That is what I am seeking. And perhaps we need previous experiments to become mainstream before we can build new schools, new artforms, on them.

Ideally, the reader should be able to grasp the significance of these usages within the context of the novel’s world-building: This is one of the reasons I am a republican. 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.

Wells’ “The Time Machine”, and perhaps to have stubbed their toe on stories with the Grandfather Paradox already. Preview — Glasshouse by Charles Stross.

The fact that I am an American female born in is very strongly relevant. The narrator apparently has enough faith in the system to conclude that he did consent.

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Again I agree glasdhouse Stross hands out jokes which go over the narrator’s head but not, to my mind, unfairly. Popping into Dr Hantas head to have her lay out her motivations and the truth about everyone’s background would completely betray those themes.


Check out our sister sites: I think it’s good to be suspicious. Of course regularly readers of Charles Stross are probably not exactly looking for books that deal with feminist issues, I imagine the cool tech to be his main attraction.

Anyway, all the stories and novels are consistent inside themselves, just not with each other. I’m more curious about how lgasshouse Censorship Wars played out. Glasshpuse course, he goes on to defend Human Rights, not because they are natural, but because nature is cold and uncaring and we should create something better. Though there, one wonders about the entrenched vested interests of the military, who want no change, because of loss of their priveileges like FOOD.

The Archers, Mrs Dales Diary and so forth Since such behavior isn’t hard-wired into humans nor presumably into post-humans and because Stross storss provide a baseline sense of gendered behavior and values in the world outside the Glasshouse, the reader has strosd frame of reference for understanding this odd behavior. Yes, they have A gates or T gates to assemble everything, but physics tells us that you can’t make something from nothing so they must have to have some kind of raw materials and presumably the gates have some kind of power source.

And it’s a musical style so new some people are unaware of its existence.

And excuse me if I also chuckle at the unintended irony of you using steampunk as an example stross a new literary genre. A war which in turn followed on from whatever conflicts overturned centuries of cognitive dictatorships.

Barbara’s biggest achievement, of course, was the Equal Pay Act pdfintroduced in following the strike by women workers at Ford’s Dagenham plant. It meant I had a spare book in the can when, a year later, a family member was taken critically ill—and then I lost six months’ of working time while getting my hypertension meds adjusted.