This is high action, ideas driven noir SF of the highest order. Morgan has already established himself as an SF author of global significance.
Takeshi Kovacs has come home.
Home to Harlan's World. An ocean planet with only 5% of its landmass
poking above the dangerous and unpredictable seas. Try and get above the weather in anything more sophisticated than a helicopter and the Martian orbital platforms will burn you out of the sky.
And death doesn't just wait for you in the seas and the skies. On land, from the tropical beaches and swamps of Kossuth to the icy, machine-infested wastes of New Hokkaido the hard won gains of the Quellist revolution have been lost. The First Families, the corporations and the Yakuza have a stranglehold on everything.
Embarked on a journey of implacable retribution for a lost love, Kovacs is blown off course and into a maelstrom of political intrigue and technological mystery as the ghosts of Harlan's World and his own violent past rise to claim their due. Quellcrist Falconer is back from the dead, they say, and hunting her down for the First Families is a savage young Envoy called Kovacs who's been in storage.
Publication date: 17/03/2005
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
|Publication date:||17th March 2005|
|Publisher:||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