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The Resource Lock in, John Scalzi

Lock in, John Scalzi

Label
Lock in
Title
Lock in
Statement of responsibility
John Scalzi
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scalzi, John
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.C256
LC item number
L63 2014eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Shane, Chris (Fictitious character)
  • Vann, Leslie (Fictitious character)
  • Epidemics
  • Futurism
  • Isolation (Hospital care)
  • Murder
  • Paralysis
  • Virtual reality
  • Virus diseases
Label
Lock in, John Scalzi
Link
http://vpl.lib.overdrive.com/9AC037DC-3F2B-44FF-B0CD-8594DB54726D/10/50/en/ContentDetails.htm?id=9C7FF4AB-2FC0-43BF-9E88-1CEA8D70E505
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781466849358
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn887296076
  • (OCoLC)887296076
Label
Lock in, John Scalzi
Link
http://vpl.lib.overdrive.com/9AC037DC-3F2B-44FF-B0CD-8594DB54726D/10/50/en/ContentDetails.htm?id=9C7FF4AB-2FC0-43BF-9E88-1CEA8D70E505
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781466849358
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn887296076
  • (OCoLC)887296076

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