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review 2018-05-13 11:17
Altered Carbon, Richard Morgan
Altered Carbon - Richard K. Morgan

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.

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text 2018-05-12 21:30
Reading progress update: I've read 236 out of 526 pages.
Altered Carbon - Richard K. Morgan

Phot the wuk is going on? Best part of this story is the mystery aspect.

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text 2018-05-12 00:30
Reading progress update: I've read 90 out of 526 pages.
Altered Carbon - Richard K. Morgan

The explanation has been there all along and I was just being dumb: There's a continuous local back-up "cortical stack" in your body. As long as this isn't destroyed when your body dies, you can remember your "death." It still isn't in reality possible to download this into a random body because your brain structure matters - you'd end up a different person. Personal clones might work? But the story is internally consistent, at least.

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text 2018-05-11 17:38
Reading progress update: I've read 72 out of 526 pages.
Altered Carbon - Richard K. Morgan

How does Kovacs remember right up to where he was "killed"? Does he continuously "back-up" somehow? This unexplained possible error is distracting me.

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text 2018-05-11 04:29
Reading progress update: I've read 38 out of 526 pages.
Altered Carbon - Richard K. Morgan

Looks like we're on for a future-noir detective story.

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