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Author: Richard K Morgan
Publisher: New York : Del Rey, 2017. ©2002
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Del Rey trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Cyberpunk fiction
Fiction
Science fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard K Morgan
ISBN: 9780345457684 0345457684
OCLC Number: 993443839
Notes: "A New York Times notable book"--Back cover.
"Originally published in hardcover in the United Kingdom by Gollancz, an imprint of the Orion Publishing Group, London, in 2002"--Title page verso.
Awards: Philip K. Dick Award Winner, 2003
Description: 389 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Richard K. Morgan.

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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.

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