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Altered Carbon  by Richard K. Morgan  was the 58th official Sword and Laser Book Club selection.


Reading period: Mar 1, 2014 - Mar 31, 2014



How/Why was this book chosen:

It won a Poll  of Sword &Laser's Goodreads Group members.

Altered Carbon                                                    129 votes 25.8%

The Long Earth                                                     92 votes 18.4%

Do Androiids dream of electric sheep?                 71 votes 14.2%

The Martian Chronicles                                         56 votes 11.2%

Consider Phlebas                                                  48 votes   9.6%

The Martian                                                           36 votes  7.2%

House of Suns                                                       22 votes  4.4%

Parable of the Sower                                             14 votes  2.8%

Roadside Picnic                                                     12 votes  2.4%

Tuf Voyaging                                                           5 votes  1.0%

The Prefect                                                             4 votes  0.8%

Armored                                                                  3 votes  0.6%

Armor                                                                      3 votes  0.6%

The Dragon Never Sleeps                                      3 votes  0.6%

Into the Storm                                                         1 votes  0.2%

                                                                     499 Total Votes



Sword & Laser Goodreads Group Discussion of Altered Carbon


Sword & Laser Podcasts and Videos: Kick Off: S&L 165   Check In: S&L 167 Wrap Up: S&L 169


Altered Carbon by Richard K. MorganEdit

It's 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.

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