Book cover, Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan.Author: Richard K. Morgan
Genre: Science fiction
Published: 2003
Pages: 516
Reading started: August 27th, 2020
Current progress: Page 453 of 516 (87.8%)
Reading ended: N/A
Effective reading time: 10 hours, 54 minutes (1 minute, 26 seconds per page)
Average session review score: 4.2 of 5
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Author’s website: 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.