Lock In by John Scalzi

Reviewed by Judy (Library Staff)

John Scalzi has become one of my favorite sci fi writers. After accidentally discovering Redshirts (based on the reference to the Star Trek red shirted crew members that got killed on every “away” mission) and locating all the books in his “Old Man” series, he has captured my avid sci fi interest.

Lock In continues his talented writing in science fiction with a story about a near future where a large portion of the population gets “locked into” their minds with no ability to use their bodies. Technology eventually discovers a way for these victims to have a life in the real world as well as a virtual cyber world. Then one of the “Haden virus” victims is murdered. It is a classical murder mystery with a well-constructed sci fi twist, combining the best of both genres.

Available through the CAFE Library System.

 

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