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.]]
* 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.
** 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]].
* 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]].
* 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"...]]]]
* 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.]]
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