Dual Lock In Reviews in Locus Magazine
Posted on October 1, 2014 Posted by John Scalzi 12 Comments
Dual, but not dueling, because they are both positive. Whew!
The one by Gary K. Wolfe says that Lock In is “the most enjoyable robot story I’ve read this year — even though it’s not quite about robots,” and notes there are “provocative notions about power, privilege, politics, and even family dynamics that give the novel a surprising and provocative complexity beneath its kinetic and movie-ready exterior.” The one from Adrienne Martini says that Lock In “is the work of a writer who hasn’t lost any of his swagger, yet has grown a little bit smarter about when to show off just how clever he is.”
I’ll take that. I’ll take both!
(Here’s a link to the Locus Magazine Web site. If you’re into science fiction and fantasy, it’s basically the industry’s magazine for news and reviews, and worth checking out. I just today renewed my subscription, as it happens.)
Just finished reading “Lock In” the night before last. Nicely done! A good story and a good read.
Bonus: My copy of “Unlocked” arrived yesterday.
Bravo! Your timing is impeccable. ;-)
Lock In managed to get me through the most difficult plane ride of my life.
First read: inhaled.
Second read: savored.
Reblogged this on Le Journal of Jhulle Katz Raynauld.
And with the enterovirus and the ebola virus currently active in this country, I watch the coverage, think of Unlocked, and wonder……
Among Locked In’s many virtues is a pretty awesome argument for why science really should trump political ideology, even if it does so in real life a lot less often than it should. The amount of misinformation, wild speculation and flat out bullshit around Ebola in the mainstream media is as disturbing as it is deeply irresponsible,
Finished your excellent book a week before I read this story:
CDC investigates kids’ limb paralysis; is enterovirus to blame? http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/29/health/colorado-paralysis-enterovirus/
Made me go “…hmmmm….”
I just finished it the other day. I really enjoyed it, even more than Redshirts. It’s a tight, fast and very enjoyable read. Now I’m looking forward to your next new novel!
Please sir, can I have some more?
That provocative review is provocatively provocative.
I’m halfway through Locked In — had to quit last night at midnight, b/c workday today. I really didn’t want to quit. This is my favorite book of yours so far.
Just saw this mention of Locked In in a post about real life brain-computer interfacing: http://boingboing.net/2014/10/09/brain-computer-interface-gives.html