Altered Carbon

Altered Carbon

eBook - 2003
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In the 25th 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 - a person's consciousness can be easily downloaded into a new body, making death nearly obsolete. Ex-U.N. envoy Takeshi Kovacs has been killed before, but his last death was particularly brutal. Resleeved into a new body in Bay City (formerly San Francisco), Kovacs is thrown into a shady, far-reaching conspiracy that is vicious even by the standards of a society that buys and sells human existence. As a warrior-for-hire, he is called to help a far-flung planet's government put down a bloody revolution. But when a rogue pilot and a sleazy corporate fat cat offer him a lucrative role in a treacherous treasure hunt, he's only too happy to go AWOL with a band of resurrected soldiers of fortune. All that stands between them and the ancient alien spacecraft they mean to salvage are a massacred city bathed in deadly radiation, unleashed nanotechnology with a million ways to kill, and whatever surprises the highly advanced Martian race may have in store
Publisher: New York : Del Rey/Ballantine Books, 2003
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780345457707
0345457706
9780345457684
0345457684
Branch Call Number: eBook--Adult
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (375 pages)

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Jacques2016
Mar 26, 2017

This book is more a murder mystery than good science fiction. There are better murder mysteries and science fiction books out there.

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crepka
May 27, 2016

Although the author did a great job getting the "sensory" parts of this book down (mood, atmosphere, sensory perception), the plot was too scattered and un-focused for my liking. As such, I could only give it 2 stars. But since it was the author's first book, I'll likely try one of his later works as well.

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tstcman
Nov 24, 2013

I liked the book. It pushes past the reliogous nuts in this world that want to insult something they dont understand.

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ravensview
Jun 03, 2011

Interesting concept of swapping to various bodies - liked it and will try the next one now.

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stuvw27
Sep 08, 2010

Despite the fact that Mr. Kovacs never met a female he didn't want to boink (and generally does)... plus the occasional feeling that this was a "hard-boiled" detective novel disguised as science fiction (I like SF... I don't like detective novels)... plus the movie script feel to the whole thing (no messy star contracts for the studio, the hero can be played by anyone!).... despite all that, I enjoyed this well enough to propel me into the next Takeshi Kovacs novel.

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goglover
Jul 23, 2009

Tarentino meets Hunter Thompson meets Raymond Chandler

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