Altered Carbon (Gollancz S.F.)
by Richard Morgan
Gollancz Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780575081123
Date: 02 August 2007 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Since I reviewed Richard Morgan's début novel Altered Carbon back when it first came out in 2002, the author has gone on to become one of the best-selling genre writers in the UK. Now with four other high-energy novels under his belt, that first one is reissued in Gollancz's Future Classics series and looking back at that review I wrote five years ago, I'm glad to see I got it right!
"... an SF novel of extraordinary vision and depth. This lightening fast, breathtakingly violent 26th century thriller carries a weighty cargo of ideas and speculative science with graceful ease. It is an awe-inspiring vision of a future living on stolen time."