• Unsigned
  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released January 1, 2002
ISBN 9780575073210

£820.00

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.

Book Condition & Notes

Fine first edition, with very slight bruising to bottom corners. Some yellowing to page block. In a near-fine unclipped dust jacket with some slight bruising along top edge.


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Richard Morgan

Richard K. Morgan is the acclaimed author of Thin Air, The Dark Defiles, The Cold Commands, The Steel Remains, Black Man (published as Thirteen in the U.S.), Woken Furies, Market Forces, Broken Angels, and Altered Carbon, a New York Times Notable Book that won the Philip K. Dick Award in 2003.

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Book Condition & Notes

Fine first edition, with very slight bruising to bottom corners. Some yellowing to page block. In a near-fine unclipped dust jacket with some slight bruising along top edge.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.