Altered Carbon (Takeshi Kovacs Book 1) by Richard K. Morgan (2002)

2019/02/24 by Paulo Pereira

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Altered Carbon (Takeshi Kovacs Book 1) by Richard K. Morgan (2002)

Finished “Altered Carbon”.


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.