Altered Carbon, Paperback

Altered Carbon Paperback

Part of the Gollancz S.F. series



Coming to Netflix in 2017, this must-read story is a confident, action-and-violence packed thriller, and future classic noir SF novel from a multi-award-winning author. 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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
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  • Category: Science fiction
  • ISBN: 9780575081246



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