By Charles Stross

ISBN-10: 0441014038

ISBN-13: 9780441014033

Whilst Robin wakes up in a medical institution with so much of his stories lacking, it doesn't take him lengthy to find that someone's attempting to kill him. It's the twenty-seventh century, while interstellar go back and forth is by means of teleport gate and conflicts are fought through community worms that censor refugees' personalities-including Robin's previous self.

at the run from unknown enemies, he volunteers to take part in a different experimental polity, the Glasshouse, developed to simulate a preaccelerated tradition. members are assigned anonymized identities: it seems like the precise hiding position for a posthuman at the run. yet during this escape-proof atmosphere, Robin will endure an excellent extra radical switch, putting him on the mercy of the experimenters-and on the mercy of his personal unbalanced psyche.

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