New Authors     New Books     Coming Soon     Most Popular     Top Authors    
     New Books     Coming Soon     
book cover of Lock In

Lock In

(2012)
(The first book in the Lock In series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel (nominee)
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.

Old Man's War Series
#1 Old Man's War
#2 The Ghost Brigades
#3 The Last Colony
#4 Zoe's Tale
#5 The Human Division
#6 The End of All Things
Short fiction: "After the Coup"

Other Tor Books
The Android's Dream
Agent to the Stars
Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded
Fuzzy Nation
Redshirts
Lock In
The Collapsing Empire (forthcoming)

Genre: Science Fiction    Get it on Google Play

Similar books by other authors


Used availability for John Scalzi's Lock In

Hardback Editions

April 2015 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: Lock In (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic Series)
Author(s): John Scalzi
ISBN: 1-4104-7834-3 / 978-1-4104-7834-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 2014 : UK Hardback

Title: Lock In
Author(s): John Scalzi
ISBN: 0-575-13432-1 / 978-0-575-13432-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2014 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: Lock In: A Novel of the Near Future
Author(s): John Scalzi
ISBN: 0-7653-7586-9 / 978-0-7653-7586-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

2012 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Lock In
Author(s): John Scalzi
ISBN: 0-575-13435-6 / 978-0-575-13435-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2015 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumb

Title: Lock In: A Novel of the Near Future
Author(s): John Scalzi
ISBN: 0-7653-8132-X / 978-0-7653-8132-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


2012 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Lock In
Author(s): John Scalzi
ISBN: 0-575-13434-8 / 978-0-575-13434-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

October 2015 : USA Audio CD
thumb

Title: Lock In (Narrated by Wil Wheaton)
Author(s): John Scalzi
ISBN: 1-5012-6206-8 / 978-1-5012-6206-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


December 2014 : USA Audio CD
thumb

Title: Lock In (Narrated by Amber Benson)
Author(s): John Scalzi
ISBN: 1-5012-2158-2 / 978-1-5012-2158-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


December 2014 : USA Audio CD
thumb

Title: Lock In (Narrated by Wil Wheaton)
Author(s): John Scalzi
ISBN: 1-5012-1544-2 / 978-1-5012-1544-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2014 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: Lock In (Narrated by Amber Benson)
Author(s): John Scalzi
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


August 2014 : Canada Audio edition
thumb

Title: Lock In (Narrated by Amber Benson)
Author(s): John Scalzi
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2014 : UK Audio edition
thumb

Title: Lock In (Narrated by Amber Benson)
Author(s): John Scalzi
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2014 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: Lock In (Narrated by Wil Wheaton)
Author(s): John Scalzi
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


August 2014 : Canada Audio edition
thumb

Title: Lock In (Narrated by Wil Wheaton)
Author(s): John Scalzi
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2014 : UK Audio edition
thumb

Title: Lock In (Narrated by Wil Wheaton)
Author(s): John Scalzi
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2014 : UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Lock In
Author(s): John Scalzi
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Lock In: A Novel of the Near Future (Lock In Series)
Author(s): John Scalzi
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA