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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Tor Books
Publication date August 26, 2014
Pages 336
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780765375865
ISBN-10 0765375869
Dimensions 1.25 by 6 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Original list price $24.99
Summaries and Reviews
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The New York Times bestseller, Lock In, is a blazingly inventive near-future thriller from the Hugo Award-winning John Scalzi.

Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent - and nearly five million souls in the United States alone - the disease causes "Lock In": Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge.

A quarter of a century later, in a world shaped by what's now known as "Haden's syndrome," rookie FBI agent Chris Shane is paired with veteran agent Leslie Vann. The two of them are assigned what appears to be a Haden-related murder at the Watergate Hotel, with a suspect who is an "integrator" - someone who can let the locked in borrow their bodies for a time. If the Integrator was carrying a Haden client, then naming the suspect for the murder becomes that much more complicated.

But "complicated" doesn't begin to describe it. As Shane and Vann began to unravel the threads of the murder, it becomes clear that the real mystery - and the real crime - is bigger than anyone could have imagined. The world of the locked in is changing, and with the change comes opportunities that the ambitious will seize at any cost. The investigation that began as a murder case takes Shane and Vann from the halls of corporate power to the virtual spaces of the locked in, and to the very heart of an emerging, surprising new human culture. It's nothing you could have expected.

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Editions
Hardcover
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Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (April 1, 2015)
9781410478344 | details & prices | 423 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $30.99
About: 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.
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from Tor Books (August 26, 2014)
9780765375865 | details & prices | 336 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $24.99
About: The New York Times bestseller, Lock In, is a blazingly inventive near-future thriller from the Hugo Award-winning John Scalzi.
Paperback
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from Tor Science Fiction (August 4, 2015)
9780765381323 | details & prices | 336 pages | 4.25 × 6.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $8.99
About: A blazingly inventive near-future thriller from the best-selling, Hugo Award-winning John Scalzi.
CD/Spoken Word
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With Wil Wheaton (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Brilliance Audio (October 27, 2015)
9781501262067 | details & prices | 6.50 × 5.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $19.99
About: A blazingly inventive near-future thriller from the bestselling, Hugo Award-winning John ScalziNot too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe.
With Wil Wheaton (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Brilliance Audio (December 2, 2014)
9781501215445 | details & prices | 5.50 × 6.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $19.99
About: A blazingly inventive near-future thriller from the bestselling, Hugo Award-winning John ScalziNot too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe.

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