Morgan, Richard K. Altered Carbon
New York Del Rey / Ballantine 2003 0345457692 / 9780345457691 Mass Market Paperback Very Good
Illustrated by Saville, Lynn [cover]
Originally publsihed in Great Britain in 2002, this is the 2006 mass market paperback reprint edition. Minor edgewear, faint creasing on spine, light reading crease, leading edge lifts up a bit. An attractive copy.
"It is the twenty-fifth century, and advances in technology have redefined life itself. A person's consciousness can now be stored in the brain and downloaded into a new body (or "sleeve"), making death nothing more than a minor blip on a screen. Onetime U.N. Envoy Takeshi Kovacs has been killed before. But his last death was particularly painful. Resleeved into a body in Bay City (formerly San Francisco), 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. For Kovacs, the shell that blew a hole in his chest was only the beginning."; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall