The Main Library's Public Technology dept. (3rd floor) will be closed Monday, Dec 16 - Friday, Dec 20. Get details.

The Main Library's Popular Materials dept. (1st floor) will be closed Monday, Dec 16 - Wednesday, Dec 25. Get details.

Altered carbon: Kovacs Series, Book 1

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(2)
4 star
 
(4)
3 star
 
(2)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Series:
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * NOW AN EXCITING NEW SERIES FROM NETFLIX * The shell that blew a hole in his chest was only the beginning in this "tour de force of genre-bending, a brilliantly realized exercise in science fiction."-- The New York Times Book Review In the twenty-fifth 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. Now, assuming one can afford the expensive procedure, a person's consciousness can be stored in a cortical stack at the base of the brain and easily downloaded into a new body (or "sleeve") making death nothing more than a minor blip on a screen. Ex-U.N. envoy Takeshi Kovacs has been killed before, but his last death was particularly painful. Dispatched one hundred eighty light-years from home, re-sleeved into a body in Bay City (formerly San Francisco, now with a rusted, dilapidated Golden Gate Bridge), Kovacs is thrown into the dark heart of a shady, far-reaching conspiracy that is vicious even by the standards of a society that treats "existence" as something that can be bought and sold. Praise for Altered Carbon "Compelling . . . immensely entertaining . . . [Richard] Morgan's writing is vivid and his plotting inventive." -- The Philadelphia Inquirer "A fascinating trip . . . Pure high-octane science fiction mixes with the classic noir private-eye tale." -- Orlando Sentinel "Gritty and vivid . . . looks as if we have another interstellar hero on our hands." -- USA Today
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780345457684
9781400121373
9780345457707
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID d04a9805-e5a3-443d-81e6-0545322d5ca5
Grouping Title altered carbon
Grouping Author morgan richard k
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-12-12 08:21:29AM
Last Indexed 2019-12-12 08:22:58AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Richard K. Morgan
author_display Morgan, Richard K
available_at_catalog Green Hills
Green Hills Kids
Richland Park
collection_catalog Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Green Hills - Adult Fiction
Richland Park - Adult Fiction
Southeast - Adult Fiction
display_description NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
  • NOW AN EXCITING NEW SERIES FROM NETFLIX • The shell that blew a hole in his chest was only the beginning in this "tour de force of genre-bending, a brilliantly realized exercise in science fiction."—The New York Times Book Review

    In the twenty-fifth 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. Now, assuming one can afford the expensive procedure, a person's consciousness can be stored in a cortical stack at the base of the brain and easily downloaded into a new body (or "sleeve") making death nothing more than a minor blip on a screen.
    Ex-U.N. envoy Takeshi Kovacs has been killed before, but his last death was particularly painful. Dispatched one hundred eighty light-years from home, re-sleeved into a body in Bay City (formerly San Francisco, now with a rusted, dilapidated Golden Gate Bridge), Kovacs is thrown into the dark heart of a shady, far-reaching conspiracy that is vicious even by the standards of a society that treats "existence" as something that can be bought and sold.
    Praise for Altered Carbon
    "Compelling . . . immensely entertaining . . . [Richard] Morgan's writing is vivid and his plotting inventive."The Philadelphia Inquirer

    "A fascinating trip . . . Pure high-octane science fiction mixes with the classic noir private-eye tale."Orlando Sentinel

    "Gritty and vivid . . . looks as if we have another interstellar hero on our hands."USA Today
  • format_catalog Book
    eAudiobook
    eBook
    format_category_catalog Audio Books
    Books
    eBook
    id d04a9805-e5a3-443d-81e6-0545322d5ca5
    isbn 9780345457684
    9780345457707
    9781400121373
    item_details
    Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
    overdrive:ccd884e0-b300-4a2c-9e44-dea18d15fda0 -1 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eBook eBook 8 false true OverDrive Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read Available Online
    overdrive:21f57609-b002-41c0-a0c2-1ad227209dc2 -1 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eAudiobook Audio Books 8 false true OverDrive OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen Available Online
    ils:CARL0000199901 35192050370513 Southeast - Adult Fiction Fiction Morgan 1 false false Checked Out SE
    ils:CARL0000199901 35192050370505 Richland Park - Adult Fiction Fiction Morgan 1 false false On Shelf RP
    ils:CARL0000199901 35192031201340 Green Hills - Adult Fiction Fiction Morgan 1 false false On Shelf GH
    itype_catalog
    Book
    last_indexed 2019-12-12T14:22:58.375Z
    lexile_score -1
    literary_form Fiction
    literary_form_full Fiction
    local_callnumber_catalog Fiction Morgan
    owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
    owning_location_catalog Green Hills
    Green Hills Kids
    Richland Park
    Southeast
    primary_isbn 9780345457684
    publishDate 2003
    record_details
    Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
    overdrive:ccd884e0-b300-4a2c-9e44-dea18d15fda0 eBook eBook English Random House Publishing Group 2003
    overdrive:21f57609-b002-41c0-a0c2-1ad227209dc2 eAudiobook Audio Books English Tantor Media, Inc.
    ils:CARL0000199901 Book Books 1st American ed. English Del Rey/Ballantine Books, 2003. 375 p. ; 24 cm.
    recordtype grouped_work
    scoping_details_catalog
    Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
    overdrive:ccd884e0-b300-4a2c-9e44-dea18d15fda0 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
    overdrive:21f57609-b002-41c0-a0c2-1ad227209dc2 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
    ils:CARL0000199901 35192050370513 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
    ils:CARL0000199901 35192050370505 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
    ils:CARL0000199901 35192031201340 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
    series Takeshi Kovacs novels
    series_with_volume Takeshi Kovacs novels|1
    subject_facet Science fiction, American
    title_display Altered carbon
    title_full Altered Carbon Kovacs Series, Book 1
    Altered Carbon Takeshi Kovacs Series, Book 1
    Altered carbon / Richard K. Morgan
    title_short Altered carbon
    title_sub Kovacs Series, Book 1
    topic_facet Fiction
    Literature
    Mystery
    Science Fiction
    Science fiction, American
    Thriller