JOHN SCALZI-Lock In

 
 

 Wednesday, August 27 at 7pm

BookPeople Presents

Hugo Award Winning Author

JOHN SCALZI

speaking and signing

Lock In

 

  
As of 5pm on 8/27 we are no longer processing online orders for Lock In for this event. If you would like to have a book signed at this event, please come down to the store and purchase a copy of Lock In from BookPeople in person. We will resume processing online orders for Lock In at 9AM on Thursday, 8/28.

We are BIG fans of John Scalzi's work and are stoked to welcome him to the store tonight. Red Shirts was our Top Shelf pick a while back and maintains a place of honor on our shelves. Now, we're saving a spot for Lock In, the story of "Haden's syndrome", a highly contagious virus that locks people in their bodies, unable to move or respond to stimuli. When a Haden-related murder is committe at the Watergate Hotel, two FBI agents team up to investigate, unraveling the threads of a mystery and crime bigger than anyone could have imagined.

About Lock In:

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.

John Scalzi is one of the most popular and acclaimed SF authors to emerge in the last decade. His massively successful debut Old Man’s War won him science fiction’s John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. His New York Times bestsellers include The Last Colony, Fuzzy Nation, and Redshirts; which won 2013’s Hugo Award for Best Novel. Material from his widely read blog The Whatever (whatever.scalzi.com) has also earned him two other Hugo Awards. He lives in Ohio with his wife and daughter.


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Event date: 
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
603 N Lamar Blvd
78703-5413 Austin
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