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Altered Carbon

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Published: November 2008
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BIC Subject: Science fiction
Published By: Hachette Australia
 
Published: 01-Nov-2008
Format: Paperback, 480 pages, 198x130mm
ISBN: 9780575081246
Stock Code: 5081246
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An amazingly confident, action-and-violence packed thriller and future classic noir SF novel.An amazingly confident, action-and-violence packed thriller and future classic noir SF novel.
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.
 
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