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Altered Carbon: Takeshi Kovacs Series, Book 1 - Takeshi Kovacs (eBook)
  • Altered Carbon: Takeshi Kovacs Series, Book 1 - Takeshi Kovacs (eBook)

Altered Carbon: Takeshi Kovacs Series, Book 1 - Takeshi Kovacs (eBook)

eBook (ePUB) Published: 09/12/2008

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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.

Publisher: Orion
ISBN: 9780575085688

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