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One hundred years from now, and against all the odds, Earth has found a new stability; the political order has reached some sort of balance, and the new colony on Mars is growing. But the fraught years of the 21st century have left an uneasy legacy ... Genetically engineered alpha males, designed to fight the century's wars have no wars to fight and are surplus to requirements. And a man bred and designed to fight is a dangerous man to have around in peacetime. Many of them have left for Mars but now one has come back and killed everyone else on the shuttle he returned in. Only one man, a genengineered ex-soldier himself, can hunt him down and so begins a frenetic man-hunt and a battle survival. And a search for the truth about what was really done with the world's last soldiers. BLACK MAN is an unstoppable SF thriller but it is also a novel about predjudice, about the ramifications of playing with our genetic blue-print. It is about our capacity for violence but more worrying, our capacity for deceit and corruption. This is another landmark of modern SF from one of its most exciting and commercial authors.
Closing date: 25/03/2019
This is writing with the brakes off and the adrenaline pumped to high. -- Liz Holliday - SCI-FI NOW
Publication date: 06/09/2018
Publisher: Gollancz an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
|Publication date:||6th September 2018|
|Publisher:||Gollancz an imprint of Orion Publishing Co|
Richard Morgan is 39 and was, until his writing career took off, a tutor at Strathclyde University in the English Language Teaching division. He has travelled widely and lived in Spain and Istanbul. He is a fluent Spanish speaker. Below is a Q & A with this author. Who’s your favourite author?Haruki Murakami.What’s the first book you remember reading?First adult book – Ian Fleming's From Russia with Love.What's the greatest influence on your writing?Probably the noir crime tradition. That, coupled with an intense political rage at the way the world is ...More About Richard Morgan