The Resource Altered carbon, Richard K. Morgan

Altered carbon, Richard K. Morgan

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Altered carbon
Title
Altered carbon
Statement of responsibility
Richard K. Morgan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Summary
In a twenty-fifth century world in which death is nearly obsolete, former UN envoy Takeshi Kovacs, re-sleeved into a new body after a brutal death, finds himself caught in the middle of a deadly far-reaching conspiracy
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2003.
  • New York Times Notable Science Fiction, 2003
  • Philip K. Dick Award for Science Fiction, 2003.
Awards note
Philip K. Dick Award Winner, 2003
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
119514
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morgan, Richard K.
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6113.O74
LC item number
A78 2003
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Takeshi Kovacs novels
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Private investigators
  • Soldiers of fortune
  • Rich people
  • Murder
  • Interstellar travel
  • Nanotechnology
  • Genetic engineering
  • Immortalism
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
  • Genetic engineering
  • Immortalism
  • Interstellar travel
  • Murder
  • Nanotechnology
  • Private investigators
  • Rich people
  • Soldiers of fortune
  • California
Target audience
adult
Label
Altered carbon, Richard K. Morgan
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm50322780
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9780345457684
Lccn
2002031165
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)50322780
Label
Altered carbon, Richard K. Morgan
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm50322780
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9780345457684
Lccn
2002031165
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)50322780

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