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"I am first of all not a science fiction writer I write, I suppose, what the Latin Americans call magic realism."
- Harlan Ellison

Stealth House  
  A home that is entirely sealed, leading to toxic buildup.  

One of the characters in Virtual Light has serious allergies, and won't go into enclosed spaces unless they seem right to him.

Stealth houses, so-called, were on Sublett's personal list of bad calls. He said the air in them was toxic. Rydell didn't think it made any sense, but he was tired of arguing about it. Stealth houses were bigger than most regular houses, cost more and Rydell figure the owners would pay plenty to keep the air clean. Sublett maintained that anybody who built a stealth house was paranoid to begin with, would always keep the place locked up too tight, no air circulation, and you'd get that bad toxic buildup.
From Virtual Light, by William Gibson.
Published by Bantam in 1993
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Although the novel was published in 1993, this seems to be a greater concern now. I like his backhanded characterization of people who want to live in McMansions or tract mansions.

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