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Altered Carbon

Author : Richard Morgan
ISBN : 9780575085688
Genre : Fiction
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MAJOR NEW NETFLIX SERIES FEB 2018 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.

Altered Carbon

Author : Richard K. Morgan
ISBN : 0345457706
Genre : Fiction
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW AN EXCITING NEW SERIES FROM NETFLIX • The shell that blew a hole in his chest was only the beginning in this “tour de force of genre-bending, a brilliantly realized exercise in science fiction.”—The New York Times Book Review In the twenty-fifth century, humankind has spread throughout the galaxy, monitored by the watchful eye of the U.N. While divisions in race, religion, and class still exist, advances in technology have redefined life itself. Now, assuming one can afford the expensive procedure, a person’s consciousness can be stored in a cortical stack at the base of the brain and easily downloaded into a new body (or “sleeve”) making death nothing more than a minor blip on a screen. Ex-U.N. envoy Takeshi Kovacs has been killed before, but his last death was particularly painful. Dispatched one hundred eighty light-years from home, re-sleeved into a body in Bay City (formerly San Francisco, now with a rusted, dilapidated Golden Gate Bridge), Kovacs is thrown into the dark heart of a shady, far-reaching conspiracy that is vicious even by the standards of a society that treats “existence” as something that can be bought and sold. Praise for Altered Carbon “Compelling . . . immensely entertaining . . . [Richard] Morgan’s writing is vivid and his plotting inventive.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “A fascinating trip . . . Pure high-octane science fiction mixes with the classic noir private-eye tale.”—Orlando Sentinel “Gritty and vivid . . . looks as if we have another interstellar hero on our hands.”—USA Today

Altered Carbon Netflix Series Tie In Edition

Author : Richard K. Morgan
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"In the twenty-fifth century, humankind has spread throughout the galaxy, monitored by the watchful eye of the U.N. While divisions in race, religion, and class still exist, advances in technology have redefined life itself. Now, assuming one can afford the expensive procedure, a person's consciousness can be stored in a cortical stack at the base of the brain and easily downloaded into a new body (or "sleeve") making death nothing more than a minor blip on a screen. Ex-U.N. envoy Takeshi Kovacs has been killed before, but his last death was particularly painful. Dispatched one hundred eighty light-years from home, re-sleeved into a body in Bay City (formerly San Francisco, now with a rusted, dilapidated Golden Gate Bridge), Kovacs is thrown into the dark heart of a shady, far-reaching conspiracy that is vicious even by the standards of a society that treats "existence" as something that can be bought and sold" -- Amazon.com.

Woken Furies

Author : Richard Morgan
ISBN : 9780575086081
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This is high action, ideas driven noir SF of the highest order. Morgan has already established himself as an SF author of global significance. Takeshi Kovacs has come home. Home to Harlan's World. An ocean planet with only 5% of its landmass poking above the dangerous and unpredictable seas. Try and get above the weather in anything more sophisticated than a helicopter and the Martian orbital platforms will burn you out of the sky. And death doesn't just wait for you in the seas and the skies. On land, from the tropical beaches and swamps of Kossuth to the icy, machine-infested wastes of New Hokkaido the hard won gains of the Quellist revolution have been lost. The First Families, the corporations and the Yakuza have a stranglehold on everything. Embarked on a journey of implacable retribution for a lost love, Kovacs is blown off course and into a maelstrom of political intrigue and technological mystery as the ghosts of Harlan's World and his own violent past rise to claim their due. Quellcrist Falconer is back from the dead, they say, and hunting her down for the First Families is a savage young Envoy called Kovacs who's been in storage ...

Broken Angels

Author : Richard Morgan
ISBN : 9780575085749
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Fifty years after the events of ALTERED CARBON, Takeshi Kovacs is serving as a mercenary in the Procterate-sponsored war to put down Joshuah Kemp's revolution on the planet Sanction IV. He is offered the chance to join a covert team chasing a prize whose value is limitless -- and whose dangers are endless. Here is a novel that takes mankind to the brink. A breakneck-paced crime thriller, ALTERED CARBON took its readers deep into the universe Morgan had so compellingly realised without ever letting them escape the onward rush of the plot. BROKEN ANGELS melds SF, the war novel and the spy thriller to take the reader below the surface of this future and lay bare the treacheries, betrayals and follies that leave man so ill-prepared for the legacy he has been given: the stars. This is SF at its dizzying best: superb, yet subtle, world-building; strong yet sensitive characterisation; awesome yet believable technology, thilling yet profound writing. Richard Morgan is set to join the genre's world-wide elite.

Altered Carbon Das Unsterblichkeitsprogramm

Author : Richard Morgan
ISBN : 9783641209919
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Welche Bedeutung hat der Tod in einer Welt der Unsterblichen? Im fünfundzwanzigsten Jahrhundert ist die Wirklichkeit längst digital, und der menschliche Geist kann wie ein Programm in einen neuen Körper heruntergeladen werden. Als der ehemalige Elitesoldat Takeshi Kovacs nach fünfhundert Jahren wieder aufwacht, ist sein schlimmster Albtraum wahr geworden. Und jetzt muss er in einer Welt, in der Sterben eigentlich unmöglich ist, einen Mord aufklären... Jetzt als Netflix-Serie groß verfilmt!

Hypothetical Spacecraft And Interstellar Travel

Author : Ezekiel Nygren
ISBN : 9781312955929
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Hypothetical Spacecraft and Interstellar Travel collects information about the latest and greatest hypothetical spacecraft.

Wallace And I

Author : Jamie Redgate
ISBN : 9780429594663
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Though David Foster Wallace is well known for declaring that "Fiction’s about what it is to be a fucking human being," what he actually meant by the term "human being" has been quite forgotten. It is a truism in Wallace studies that Wallace was a posthumanist writer, and too theoretically sophisticated to write about characters as having some kind of essential interior self or soul. Though the contemporary, posthuman model of the embodied brain is central to Wallace’s work, so is his critique of that model: the soul is as vital a part of Wallace’s fiction as the bodies in which his souls are housed. Drawing on Wallace’s reading in the science and philosophy of mind, this book gives a rigorous account of Wallace’s dualism, and of his humanistic engagement with key postmodern concerns: authorship; the self and interiority; madness and mind doctors; and free will. If Wallace’s fiction is about what it is to be a human being, this book is about the human ‘I’ at the heart of Wallace’s work.

Carbone Modifi

Author : Richard Morgan
ISBN : 9782820500151
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« Un mélange détonnant de thriller mouvementé et de science-fiction cyberpunk dopée à l’adrénaline. » Le Monde Dans un avenir pas si lointain, la mort n’est plus définitive : vous pouvez sauvegarder votre conscience et vos souvenirs et les réimplanter dans un nouveau corps. De fait, pour Takeshi Kovacs, mourir n’est plus qu’un accident de parcours : il a déjà été tué plusieurs fois. C’étaient les risques du métier dans les Corps diplomatiques, les troupes d’élite du Protectorat des Nations unies expédiées à travers la galaxie. Mais cette fois, on le ramène sur Terre pour mener l’enquête : un riche magnat veut élucider sa propre mort. La police a conclu au suicide. Or, pourquoi se suicider quand on sauvegarde son esprit tous les jours, certain de revenir parmi les vivants ? « Carbone modifié est LE roman qui a le bon goût de réunir thriller “conspirationniste” à la Grisham sacrément bien ficelé, dans un roman de SF du meilleur cru. » Lanfeust Mag « Si vous appréciez les cyber-polars qui font des étincelles, foncez ! » Le Cafard cosmique « Le style est aussi efficace qu'incisif. [...] Ce bon thriller de science-fiction a donc tout pour séduire les fans du genre. » Les Chroniques de l’imaginaire « L’enquête de Kovacs entraîne le lecteur dans un tourbillon d’intrigues et de violences digne des meilleurs thrillers. [...] Carbone modifié est un formidable roman noir du futur et un cri d’alarme sur quelques dérives de notre temps. » Le Journal du Dimanche « Un futur fascinant, une intrigue captivante et des personnages bien campés. Carbone modifié est un excellent roman ! » SF Signal « Un retour explosif aux sources du cyberpunk qui sonne juste. » Kirkus Reviews « Un excitant mélange de SF et de thriller doublé d’une intrigue complexe, d’une atmosphère sombre et puissante. » The SF site

Altered Carbon Download Blues

Author : Richard K. Morgan
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In the distant future, the human body is atemporary and interchangeable commodity - if you can pay. For the interstellar elite, bodies are swappedout and reused without a second thought. You never grow old; you neverdie. However, some bodies are more temporary thanothers ... Takeshi Kovacs was once a member of the EnvoyCorps, stormtroopers for the Interstellar Earth Protectorate, ultra-lethaladepts in switching bodies across the stars. While he served, he was known by avariety of names--Mamba Lev, One Hand Rending, the Icepick--all testament to hiscapacity for rapid response and extreme violence in whatever flesh he wore. Nowhe's out of the service and trying to live a different life. But theProtectorate hasn't changed its spots, no matter what world Kovacs drifts to,and with that old combat rage still burning deep inside him, will he ever reallybe able to walk away? Created by Richard K. Morgan, Altered Carbonwas previously adapted as a Netflix television series. This original graphicnovel, written by Rik Hoskin (Brandon Sanderson's White Sand/Pierce Brown's RedRising, expands upon the Altered Carbon universe.

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