Altered Carbon

Жанр: Иностранная литература

Mankind is strung out across interstellar space, and human consciousness is digitally freighted between the stars and downloaded into bodies, but some things never change, so when Takeshi is downloaded into the body of a ex-thug and presented with a catch-22 offer he shouldn't be surprised. Awards Philip K Dick Award


Black Man / Thirteen

Жанр: Иностранная литература

Synopsis: Carl Marsalis is a traitor, a bringer of death, a genetic freak and an unwelcome reminder of all that is dark in the human psyche — he in every sense of the word a Black Man. And right at the moment he’s beyond the UN’s juristiction, banged up in a Florida jail for financing an illegal abortion. So when the US police call, Carl cuts a deal. The 13s are genetically engineered alpha males, designed to fight the century’s last conflicts. But men bred and designed to fight are dangerous to have aroundin peacetime. Many of them have left for Mars, but one has returned. Somehow he survived the journey to Earth, and now a series of brutal slayings has erupted across America. Only Carl can stop him. And so begins a frenetic man hunt and a battle for survival. And a search for the truth about what was really done with the world’s last soldiers. Author’s Notes: “An accidentally lengthy meditation on elements of the human condition that the Kovacs books always had the capacity…


Broken Angels

Жанр: Иностранная литература

Fifty years after the events of ALTERED CARBON Takeshi Kovacs is serving as a mercenary in the Procterate sponsored war to put down Joshuah Kemp's revolution on the planet Sanction IV. He is offered the chance to join a covert team chasing a prize whose value is limitless and whose dangers are endless. Here is a novel that takes mankind to the brink. A breakneck paced crime thriller ALTERED CARBON took its readers deep into the universe Morgan had so compellingly realised without ever letting them escape the onward rush of the plot. BROKEN ANGELS melds SF, the war novel and the spy thriller to take the reader below the surface of this future and lay bare the treacheries, betrayals and follies that leave man so ill prepared for the legacy he has been given; the stars. This is SF at its dizzying best: superb, yet subtle, world building; strong yet sensitive characterisation; awesome yet believable technology, thilling yet profound writing. Richard Morgan is set to join the genre's world…


Market Forces

Жанр: Иностранная литература

A blistering near-future thriller that will propel Richard Morgan onto the bestseller lists - a novel that will be enjoyed by any thriller reader. Awards John W Campbell Memorial Award Arthur C. Clarke Award (nominee)



The Steel Remains

Жанр: Иностранная литература

When a man you know to be of sound mind tells you his recently deceased mother has just tried to climb in his bedroom window and eat him, you have two options. You can smell his breath, take his pulse and check his pupils to see if he's ingested anything nasty, or you can believe him. Ringil Angeleyes had already tried the first course of action with Bashka the Schoolmaster to no avail, so he put down his pint with an elaborate sigh and went to get his broadsword. And he's not the only one to be dragged from the serious business of drinking for something as mundane as the walking dead. Archeth - pragmatist, cynic and engineer - is called from her work at the whim of the most powerful man in the Empire. Ekar Dragonbane finds himself entangled in a small-town battle between common sense and religious fervour. And after a personal encounter with the vengeful gods Poltar the Shaman is about to be an awful lot more careful who he prays to. Anti-social, anti-heroic, and decidedly irritated,…


Woken Furies

Жанр: Иностранная литература

This is high action, ideas driven noir SF of the highest order. Morgan has already established himself as an SF author of global significance. Takeshi Kovacs has come home. Home to Harlan's World. An ocean planet with only 5 per cent of its landmass poking above the dangerous and unpredictable seas. Try and get above the weather in anything more sophisticated than a helicopter and the Martian orbital platforms will burn you out of the sky. And death doesn't just wait for you in the seas and the skies. On land, from the tropical beaches and swamps of Kossuth to the icy, machine-infested wastes of New Hokkaido the hard won gains of the Quellist revolution have been lost. The First Families, the corporations and the Yakuza have a stranglehold on everything. Embarked on a journey of implacable retribution for a lost love, Kovacs is blown off course and into a maelstrom of political intrigue and technological mystery as the ghosts of Harlan's World and his own violent past rise to claim their…


Видоизмененный углерод

Жанр: Фантастика

Земля, XXVII век. Мир, в котором появилась возможность «сгружать» человеческое сознание и личность из одного тела в другое. Идеальный мир и для преступников, и для полицейских, и для армии... но вряд ли идеальный для бывшего военного спецназовца Такеси Ковача, которого миллиардер Бэнкрофт нанял... для расследования гибели одного из своих тел. Внешне — явное самоубийство. В действительности — явное убийство. Вот только воспоминания об убийце уничтожены вместе с телом-клоном... С чего начать?!


Сломанные ангелы

Жанр: Фантастика

Война за гиперпространственные "Звездные врата", обнаруженные археологами-землянами на далеко планете, НАЧИНАЕТСЯ. В этой войне схлестываются сразу НЕСКОЛЬКО наемничьих отрядов, состоящих на службе у разных планет и разных корпораций… Но самый опасный их них – отряд, которым командует циничный капитан Такеши Ковач. Ведь его бойцы – "зомби далекого будущего", павшие солдаты, "воскресшие" при помощи уникальных технологий. Такеши Ковач побеждал ВСЕГДА. Но – что будет, если он победит НА ЭТОТ РАЗ? Что ждет его по другую сторону Врат?..