A work of SpeculativeFiction by Creator/CharlesStross. A galactic civil war serves as a FramingDevice for TheStepfordWives RecycledINSPACE

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!! This series provides examples of:
* AmnesiacDissonance: The main character of ''Glasshouse'' practically exemplifies this trope, although it's subverted in that [[spoiler:he was good both before and after he had amnesia, but he was simply more violent.]]
* ButIWouldReallyEnjoyIt: Reeve and Sam have a ''ton'' of UnresolvedSexualTension, but they can't sleep together for a variety of reasons, including the fact that [[MandatoryMotherhood birth control is not allowed in the Glasshouse.]] They both struggle with it, but [[AllWomenAreLustful she seems to have a harder time resisting the temptation than he does.]]
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: Reeve and all the other participants in the "experiment" in ''Glasshouse'', trying to live as late 20th-century suburbanites.
* GenderBender: Robin, who is turned into a female named Reeve when he enters the experiment in ''Glasshouse'' (He isn't fazed, as he's been female before).
* LaxativePrank: Reeve spikes Fiore's coffee with this and chocolate in ''Glasshouse'' to give herself time to take an impression of his key to the special room in the library.
* MemoryGambit: In ''Glasshouse'', the main character erased whole chunks of his memory so [[spoiler:he could infiltrate a secret facility.]]
* MindVirus: "[=Curious Yellow=]", a virus that's done an unknown amount of damage...because one of the things the virus did was erase the memories of anyone who knew why it was released in the first place.
** It gets worse: WordOfGod [[http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2013/06/crib-sheet-glasshouse.html#comment-1455912 states]] that [[spoiler:[[TheBadGuyWins " was "won" except nobody knows what the worm was trying to censor. (Implicit upshot: the war is over because the bad guys won, and censored their victory from the memories of their entire culture.)"]]]]
** Given that persons infected with Curious Yellow cannot hear the words [[spoiler:"I love you"]], it's not impossible that the virus sought to eliminate [[spoiler:love itself]].
*** No, that was explained in the book as a result of a warning system put into place to detect future outbreaks. It is not caused by the virus itself, but rather is triggered by the infection.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Dr. Hanta is named after a nasty kind of virus that tore through the Navajo nations in 1993. {{Subverted| trope}} in that she is the one experimenter Reeve trusts implicitly. {{Double subverted| trope}} when she learns [[MindManipulation why]].
* PreClimaxClimax: Since the house is under surveillance, Reeve and Sam plan their attack on the Glasshouse authorities in the shower. Once they're finished planning, well, [[OneThingLedToAnother one thing leads]] [[ShowerOfLove to another...]]
* ShoutOut:
** In ''Glasshouse'', [[TheVirus Curious Yellow]] is named after to the Swedish film ''I Am Curious (Yellow)'' (or more directly, after a paper about computer worm design).
** [[LaResistance The Linebarger Cats]] are named in honor of Paul Linebarger, who literally wrote the book on psychological warfare, and his well-known proclivity for cats and {{catgirl}}s. He's better known to sci-fi fans as Creator/CordwainerSmith. One of the cover companies the Cats use is Cordwainer Heavy Industries. Another is the [[Film/KillBill Deadly Viper Assassination Squad]].
* SapientTank: the protagonist recalls being converted into one of these during the wars he fought.
* SomeoneToRememberHimBy: [[spoiler:Subverted. Sam [[HeroicSacrifice dies]] and leaves Reeve pregnant, and it looks like this trope... until we find out that his personality and memories were [[BrainUploading backed up]] just before the battle. Made more complicated by the fact that he chooses to be restored as his [[GenderBender original female form, Kai.]] So is Sam dead? [[MindScrew Depends on what you mean by "dead," and what you mean by "Sam"...]]]]
* StockWeaponNames: "Vorpal blades" are likely an in-universe example.
* TheVirus: Curious Yellow is a worm in ''Glasshouse'' that infects people when they pass through A-gates so they, in turn, infect other gates and other people. It not only erases blocks of memory, but [[spoiler:erases the reason for what started the war in in the first place.]]
* XanatosGambit: Reeve tries to escape the Glasshouse, but gets caught [[spoiler: and subtly brainwashed into a StepfordSmiler]]. However, [[spoiler: before trying to escape she created a copy of herself, while also [[MemoryGambit deleting her own memories of having done so.]] The Reeve-copy can plot the overthrow of the Glasshouse authorities at leisure since they now believe that Reeve's been neutralised.]]
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