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Altered Carbon : Gollancz S.F. - Richard Morgan

Altered Carbon

Gollancz S.F.

Paperback Published: 1st November 2008
ISBN: 9780575081246
Number Of Pages: 480

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Coming to Netflix in 2017, this must-read story is a confident, action-and-violence packed thriller, and future classic noir SF novel from a multi-award-winning author.

Four hundred years from now mankind is strung out across a region of interstellar space inherited from an ancient civilization discovered on Mars. The colonies are linked together by the occasional sublight colony ship voyages and hyperspatial data-casting. Human consciousness is digitally freighted between the stars and downloaded into bodies as a matter of course. But some things never change.

So when ex-envoy, now-convict Takeshi Kovacs has his consciousness and skills downloaded into the body of a nicotine-addicted ex-thug and presented with a catch-22 offer, he really shouldn't be surprised. Contracted by a billionaire to discover who murdered his last body, Kovacs is drawn into a terrifying conspiracy that stretches across known space and to the very top of society.

For a first-time SF writer to be so surely in command of narrative and technology, so brilliant at world-building, so able to write such readable and enjoyable SF adventure, is simply extraordinary.

About the Author

Richard Morgan is 39 and was, until his writing career took off, a tutor at Strathclyde University in the English Language Teaching division. He has travelled widely and lived in Spain and Istanbul. He is a fluent Spanish speaker.

ISBN: 9780575081246
ISBN-10: 0575081244
Series: Gollancz S.F.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 1st November 2008
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1