This is book number 3 in the The Lock In Series series.
In the near future—and sooner than you think—a new virus will sweep the
globe. At first it will look like the flu, but then we will discover
there is something else about it…something we weren't expecting. It will
change society forever.
No, this isn't another zombie virus. And no, this isn't the apocalypse.
It's Haden's syndrome. We'll survive it. But the world will be remade
in its image.
Unlocked: An Oral History of Haden's Syndrome is a novella
that will take you through the heart of this terrifying disease, from
its unusual and ironic origin to the frantic response of doctors,
scientists and governments. You will see the “moon shot” response to
free the people locked in thrall to the disease. And you experience the
emerging society that those with the disease build for themselves—and
for the rest of us.
A companion piece to John Scalzi's novel Lock In, Unlocked is an unexpected take on a frighteningly possible future.
Limited: 1500 signed numbered hardcover copies
From Publishers Weekly:
“This intriguing companion novella expands the backstory behind Scalzi’s provocative near-future science fiction novel Lock In…
Researchers, businessmen, politicians, and human rights activists clash
in this skillfully written novella about one of the most fascinating SF
scenarios created in recent years.”
Discover the history of Haden's Syndrome, the virus that created the world of John Scalzi's inventive near-future thrillers Lock In and Head On, in the prequel novella Unlocked.
Not long from now, a virus will sweep the globe. Most will suffer no worse than flu-like symptoms, but an unlucky one percent will be changed forever. Hundreds of millions become "locked in", awake, aware, but completely unable to control their bodies.
This is the story of the doctors, scientists, engineers, politicians, and heroes who remade the world. It is the story of the chaotic outbreak, the fight for a cure, the changes that followed. It is an oral history, straight from the mouths of those who survived the most dynamic period in human history.
Praise for Lock In
"This is the kind of thriller that Michael Crichton, Lincoln Child, and James Rollins do so well. Add John Scalzi to that list." —Douglas Preston, #1 NYT bestselling author of The Kraken Project and Impact
"As much as Scalzi has the scientific creativity of a Michael Crichton, he also has the procedural chops of a Stephen J. Canell to craft a whodunit with buddy-cop charm and suspects aplenty—most of them in someone else's body." —USA Today
“Scalzi takes his work to an entirely new level.” —Cory Doctorow
“A smart, thoughtful near-future thriller…. This powerful novel will intrigue and entertain both fans and newcomers.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“John Scalzi may be the most entertaining writer in SF today.” —Toronto Star