Lock In

Author(s): John Scalzi
"Fifteen years from now, a new virus sweeps the globe. 95% of those afflicted experience nothing worse than fever and headaches. Four percent suffer acute meningitis, and one percent find themselves "locked in"--fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. In the United States, that's 1.7 million people "locked in." Nothing can restore the ability to control their own bodies to the locked in. But then two new technologies emerge. One is a virtual-reality environment, "The Agora." The other is the discovery that a few rare individuals have brains that are receptive to being controlled by others, meaning that from time to time, those who are locked in can "ride" these people and use their bodies as if they were their own"--Provided by publisher.
Format: Book
Call Number: FIC Sca