By Richard K. Morgan
In the twenty-fifth century, humankind has unfold in the course of the galaxy, monitored by means of the watchful eye of the U.N. whereas divisions in race, faith, and sophistication nonetheless exist, advances in know-how have redefined existence itself. Now, assuming you could come up with the money for the pricy method, a person’s awareness could be kept in a cortical stack on the base of the mind and simply downloaded right into a new physique (or “sleeve”) making loss of life not anything greater than a minor blip on a screen.
Ex-U.N. envoy Takeshi Kovacs has been killed prior to, yet his final dying used to be fairly painful. Dispatched 100 80 light-years from domestic, re-sleeved right into a physique in Bay urban (formerly San Francisco, now with a rusted, dilapidated Golden Gate Bridge), Kovacs is thrown into the darkish middle of a shady, far-reaching conspiracy that's vicious even by means of the factors of a society that treats “existence” as anything that may be obtained and sold.
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“Compelling . . . immensely exciting . . . [Richard] Morgan’s writing is vibrant and his plotting inventive.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer
“A interesting journey . . . natural high-octane technology fiction mixes with the vintage noir private-eye tale.”—Orlando Sentinel
“Gritty and brilliant . . . looks like now we have one other interstellar hero on our hands.”—USA Today
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Altered Carbon (Takeshi Kovacs Novels Book 1) by Richard K. Morgan