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Lock In

(2014)
(The first book in the Lock In series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel (nominee)
AudioFile Best Voices - Sci Fi, Fantasy, and Audio Theater, 2014

A blazingly inventive near-future thriller from the best-selling, 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.

BONUS AUDIO: Audible's audio edition of Lock In contains the bonus novella, Unlocked: An Oral History of Haden's Syndrome, written by John Scalzi and narrated by a full cast.

Genre: Science Fiction
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Hardback Editions

April 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lock In (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic)
Author(s): John Scalzi
ISBN: 1-4104-7834-3 / 978-1-4104-7834-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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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
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August 2014 : USA Hardback
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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
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Paperback Editions

2001 : UK Paperback
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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   Amazon AU   


August 2015 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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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   


2001 : UK Paperback
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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   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

October 2015 : USA Audio CD
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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 MP3 CD
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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 MP3 CD
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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
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Title: Lock In (Narrated by Amber Benson)
Author(s): John Scalzi
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


August 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Lock In (Narrated by Amber Benson)
Author(s): John Scalzi
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Lock In (Narrated by Amber Benson)
Author(s): John Scalzi
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Lock In (Narrated by Wil Wheaton)
Author(s): John Scalzi
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


August 2014 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Lock In (Narrated by Wil Wheaton)
Author(s): John Scalzi
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon AU   


August 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Lock In (Narrated by Wil Wheaton)
Author(s): John Scalzi
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Lock In (Narrated by Wil Wheaton)
Author(s): John Scalzi
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Lock In
Author(s): John Scalzi
Publisher: Gollancz
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August 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Lock In: A Novel of the Near Future (Lock In Series)
Author(s): John Scalzi
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA