Altered carbon
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New York [New York] : Del Rey, Ballantine Books, March 2003.
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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 ReviewIn 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
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Format:
Book
Edition:
First American edition: March 2003.
Physical Desc:
375 pages ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
0345457684, 9780345457684

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General Note
"A Takeshi Kovacs novel ... "--Cover.
General Note
"Originally published in Great Britain by Gollancz, an imprint of Orion Books, in 2002"--Title page verso.
Description
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.
Awards
Philip K. Dick Award Winner, 2003.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Morgan, R. K. (2003). Altered carbon. First American edition: March 2003. New York [New York]: Del Rey, Ballantine Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Morgan, Richard K., 1965-. 2003. Altered Carbon. New York [New York]: Del Rey, Ballantine Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Morgan, Richard K., 1965-, Altered Carbon. New York [New York]: Del Rey, Ballantine Books, 2003.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Morgan, Richard K. Altered Carbon. First American edition: March 2003. New York [New York]: Del Rey, Ballantine Books, 2003. Print.

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