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Talk about LOCK IN
Hello there! This month we are discussing LOCK IN by John Scalzi. From the publisher: "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." Durham County Library patrons can place a hold on the book at the library website or by calling[masked], but everyone is welcome! The book is also available at Chapel Hill Public Library, Wake County Libraries, and Orange County Library.

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Are you a reader who likes your space opera spiked with murder mystery, your romance set in an alternate history, or your family drama laced with magic? Then Sub-Genre-O-Rama is the book club for you!

The Sub-Genre-O-Rama Book Club tackles books that fit niche readerships, books that cross genre lines in interesting or unexpected ways, and books that are just plain weird. To see the full list of books we've read, visit our title list (

As a program run by the Durham County Library, this event is free and open to the public -- Durham residence not required! Although books selected are held by Durham County Library, we'll do our best to keep an eye out for titles that are also available in Wake County Libraries and Chapel Hill Public Library.

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