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Black Man *1/1 UK * epub ebook

by Richard Morgan

Black Man *1/1 UK * epub ebook

Author: Richard Morgan
Category: Science Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: London: Gollancz; First Edition edition (2007)
Pages: 560 pages
ISBN: 0575075139
ISBN13: 978-0575075139
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 531
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It won the 2008 Arthur C. Clarke Award. Carl Marsalis is a selectively bred human ("genetic variant") known as a "Thirteen", characterized by high aggression and low sociability. Bred to serve in a military capacity, Thirteens were later confined on reservations or exiled to Mars.

Richard Kingsley Morgan, known as Richard K. Morgan in the . (born September 24, 1965) is a British science fiction and fantasy author. Morgan's books are generally set in a post-extropianist dystopian world. Morgan described his "takeaway" of one of his books as: Born in London, and brought up in the village of Hethersett, near Norwich, Morgan studied history at Queens' College, Cambridge.

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In the twenty-fifth century, humankind has spread throughout the galaxy, monitored by the watchful eye of the . While divisions in race, religion, and class still exist, advances in technology have redefined life itself. Welcome back to the brash, brutal new world of the twenty-fifth century: where global politics isn’t just for planet Earth anymore; and where death is just a break in the action, thanks to the techno-miracle that can preserve human consciousness and download it into one new body after another.

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Thirteen Richard Morgan ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This has been a tough one, and I owe a great deal of thanks in a great many places. Читать онлайн Black Man, Thirteen. I have begged, borrowed, and stolen from just about everywhere to get Thirteen written. This has been a tough one, and I owe a great deal of thanks in a great many places.

Richard K. Morgan has received widespread praise for his astounding novels featuring Takeshi Kovacs, and has established a growing legion of fans. An act of quixotic chivalry later and Kovacs was in deep: mixed up with a woman with two names, many powers, and one explosive history.

Город: the back arse of nowhereПодписчиков: 8 ты. себе: Science fiction and fantasy novelist, o. . себе: Science fiction and fantasy novelist, occasional moonlighter in video games and comics. Feminist, atheist, meritocratic egalitarian. Zero tolerance for dogma.

Reviews (7)
Science fiction books about bio-engineered super humans are nothing new, but seldom do we see this factor coupled with the psychology and thought processes of such supermen in such an eloquent way. Morgan really does this well in Thirteen. The bio-engineered soldiers, hunted and exiled to colonies and work camps by fearful "normals", grieve, suffer, love, hate and otherwise have the fully range of emotional senses we all have. Yet, because of the remarkable success humanity had in creating these super-soldiers, they must be exiled or imprisoned. This is the story of a Variant 13 and how he lives. Like he does with his Kovacs character in Altered Carbon and its sequels, Morgan demonstrates again his superior ability to not only tell an interesting tale, but also his mastery of revealing the human side of his characters and creating empathy with his readers.

One of his best. Don't miss it.

White gold
This is a great Science Fiction novel. It is gritty, and dramatic, painful, but engaging.

I can honestly say I bought this after reading Altered Carbon without any other expectations.

I love both books! No two readers are the same but for me.....this was a perfect blend of pain, drama, and action.

The cultural and moral comments were both appealing and non-intrusive.

This is a heartrending science fiction drama!

IMHO, Richard K. Morgan is the great talent in scifi in the last 20 years, and his stories will stand the test of time.

Yet another winner by Richard K. Morgan. The prose is tight and sparing; not a word wasted.

The world he has created is fully realized. You'll be sucked into it for the duration, your daily worries and boredom forgotten.

As with many of his protagonists, Morgan's Carl Masalis is an extremely sympathetic, three-dimensional character, someone you'll root for as he navigates a harsh, dystopic future peppered with corrupt politicians, profit-hungry corporations, gritty cops, street thugs, Bible-thumpers, and genetically engineered prostitutes and super soldiers.

This novel screams out for a sequel.

Richard K. Morgan is never anything short of polished; however, his books are flawlessly gritty. His protagonist (s) in this novel are entirely human, in spite of one of them being slightly other than human. This novel, without giving away spoilers, reads like John D, MacDonald, William Gibson, and Neal Stephenson synergistically combined into something new, something amazing. I can't say enough good about RK Morgan in general, and if you're read any of his other novels, this is a must have.

If you're new to RK Morgan, this novel may be a bit hard to follow---Morgan's plotting is deep, dense, and can take some re-reading to get the full of it---but I never read a Morgan novel once, anyway. Every time I re-read one of his works, I get more out of it. This book is full of double-crosses, triple-crosses, and heroes who are entirely too human---no matter what they really are.

Black Man is set in the year 2091 and the story follows Carl Marsalis, a genetically modified super-soldier. At some point in the future, we as a society decide we need to modify human genes and create a superior fighting soldier, someone cable of showing no mercy, following orders, increased physical strength/intellect, etc. These genetically modified variants or 'thirteens' as they're termed live in a world that saw fit to create them and then a number of years later out-law them. The 'thirteens' are shipped off-world to live out the rest of their lives on Mars. Carl Marsalis lives his life hunting other "thirteens", renegades who have escaped. Black Man follows Carl as he hunts down a cannibalistic murdering savage, another 'thirteen' who is wreaking havoc across the United States. Standard dystopia is also blended into this run-away mystery. The United States as we know them no longer exists, broken up into seperate nation states loosely held under various world organizations, Jesusland, The Rim States, etc.

The novel is entertaining and the pacing is fast. Has just the right blend of sex, violence, and mystery that I like in a hard SF novel. If I had one issue with this novel, it is that at times the political and social commentaries seemed staged and forced, placed in scenes that were intentionally written as scenes of social/political commentary. A certain group of protagonists and antagonists sit down to "negotiate" and discuss world events and political issues that define and shape these characters. These sections can at times come off as excessively didactic. I realize that most SF novels have these moments, especially dystopias but in the past Richard Morgan has not soap-boxed as much as he has in this novel. That is not to say that I disagree with his commentary, it's dead on when it comes to how we perceive race, social groupings, political self-interest, etc. It just seems that these moments step outside of the SF narrative and become political essays, which is not in keeping with the flow of the story.

Despite these small narrative mis-steps, the novel is just what I needed for the winter. A fast paced thriller that has violence, sex, intrigue, and a really mean son-of-a-bitch protagonist. The over all mystery is a tad predictable but not so much that you dislike the story. I've also read all of Richard Morgan's previous works and I feel like I have a sense for his style. I would not recommend this book as an introduction into Richard Morgan's writings. If you have interest in a blade-runner style SF with a Raymond Chandler mystery, then find Altered Carbon, the first in his Takashi Kovacs novels.

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