Unlocked: An Oral History of Haden's Syndrome by John Scalzi

Unlocked: An Oral History of Haden's Syndrome

Lock In #0.5

John Scalzi

fiction science fiction short stories adventurous challenging medium-paced

63 pages | first published 2014


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 bo...
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adventurous 66%
reflective 50%
hopeful 33%
informative 33%
challenging 16%
dark 16%
emotional 16%
inspiring 16%
mysterious 16%


fast 71%
medium 28%

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