Broken Angels

Broken Angels

Paperback - 2003
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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-wide elite.

Publisher: London, England : Gollancz, 2003.
ISBN: 9780575075504
0575075503
Characteristics: 490 pages ;,18 cm.

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Chapel_Hill_KenMc Dec 22, 2014

Morgan continues his cyberpunk universe where consciousness can be downloaded into new bodies. Life in this context is cheap, and the violence stays at a high level. This second novel has an intriguing storyline about Martian artifacts, reflecting a vastly higher level of civilization existing millennia before humans. But did the Martians truly evolve beyond warfare?

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ravensview
Jun 24, 2011

Second one with hero Takeshi Kovacs. Not as exciting a read as Altered Carbon, maybe the concept of "sleeves" as new host bodies for people is not so exciting. Mystery of Martian ruins, various mercenary characters - was OK but found myself skimming at times, skipping any philosophy and looking for some action. Not sure if was my mood or the book - I suspect the latter. Won't be watching for more in the series.

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stuvw27
Sep 08, 2010

OK. Enough is enough! I've read two Takehish Kovacs "novels" now and if I do any more it'll be under the covers with a flashlight! This isn't literature, it's marketing. I hope the movie comes out soon so I can boycott it.

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