In the futuristic world of Altered Carbon, consciousness is a downloadable product that can be easily "re-sleeved" in a new body when the old one gives out. In such a renewable realm, where death is seen merely as a passing technological glitch, Takeshi Kovacs is an unwelcome oddity; a man who... show more
In the futuristic world of Altered Carbon, consciousness is a downloadable product that can be easily "re-sleeved" in a new body when the old one gives out. In such a renewable realm, where death is seen merely as a passing technological glitch, Takeshi Kovacs is an unwelcome oddity; a man who asks too many questions about the moguls of this brave new world. As he searches for answers in the seedy underworld of Bay City (formerly San Francisco), Kovacs learns that the price of failure is death. Final death.
Publish date: January 10th 2005
Publisher: Tantor Media
Edition language: English
Series: Takeshi Kovacs (#1)
Altered Carbon is a rather grim-dark detective story with interesting, original world building. Definately for adults. A bit too violent for my tastes.
I saw the series on Netflix and thought I would try the book. The book is somewhat different from the series, but they basically have the same premise. I thought the book was much better (as usual)...it kept the story tighter and allowed the author to construct a dark, future, dystopian world that a...
“If they want you, sooner or later they’ll scoop you up off the globe, like specks of interesting dust off a Martian artefact. Cross the gulf between the stars, and they’ll come after you. Go into centuries of storage, and they’ll be there waiting for you, clone-new, when you re-sleeve. They are wha...
Chandler In Spaaaaaaaaaaaaace! OK, it's mostly on Earth but it starts on another planet and it is about 2/3 Raymond Chandler noir detective story and 1/3 William Gibson cyberpunk. There's nothing original here but it is well executed and gripping.
Coraz więcej dzisiaj ekranizacji ksiażek. Dochodzi do tego, że dopiero natykając się na jakiś serial czy film dowiaduję sie , że jego pierwowzorem była książka. W takim przypadku staram się poznać literacki pierwowzór. Skoro producenci uznali, że warto zainwestować pieniądze, to ja mogę zainwestować...