In the 25th century, humankind has spread throughout the galaxy, monitored by the watchful eye of the U.N. While divisions in race, religion, and class still exist, advances in technology have redefined life itself. Now, assuming one can afford the expensive procedure, a person's consciousness can be stored in a cortical stack at the base of the brain and easily downloaded into a new body (or "sleeve") making death nothing more than a minor blip on a screen.
Cynical, quick-on-the-trigger Takeshi Kovacs, the ex-U.N. envoy turned private eye, has changed careers, and bodies, once more, trading sleuthing for soldiering as a warrior-for-hire and helping a far-flung planet's government put down a bloody revolution.
"Very very good story, very very "adult""
Richard K. Morgan has received widespread praise for his astounding 25th-century novels featuring Takeshi Kovacs, and has established a growing legion of fans. Mixing classic noir sensibilities with a searing futuristic vision of an age when death is nearly meaningless, Morgan returns to his saga of betrayal, mystery, and revenge, as Takeshi Kovacs, in one fatal moment, joins forces with a mysterious woman who may have the power to shatter Harlan's World forever.
""On Harlan's World..."
In just a few short years, Richard K. Morgan has vaulted to the pinnacle of the science fiction world. Now he turns his iconoclastic talents to epic fantasy, crafting a darkly violent, tautly plotted adventure sure to thrill old fans and captivate new readers.
"This isn't your father's gay hero!"
Marsalis is one of a new breed...literally. Genetically engineered by the U.S. government to embody the naked aggression and primal survival skills that centuries of civilization have erased from humankind, Thirteens were intended to be the ultimate military fighting force. The project was scuttled, however, when a fearful public branded the supersoldiers dangerous mutants, dooming the Thirteens to forced exile on Earth's distant, desolate Mars colony. But Marsalis found a way to slip back.
"WOW, Morgan Does it again!"
Ringil Eskiath, a reluctant hero viewed as a corrupt degenerate by the very people who demand his help, has traveled far in search of the Illwrack Changeling, a deathless human sorcerer-warrior raised by the bloodthirsty Aldrain, former rulers of the world. Separated from his companions - Egar the Dragonbane and Archeth - Ringil risks his soul to master a deadly magic that alone can challenge the might of the Changeling.
"…..NC-17 Sword and Sorcery….."
Four hundred years from now mankind is strung out across a region of interstellar space inherited from an ancient civilization discovered on Mars. The colonies are linked together by the occasional sublight colony ship voyages and hyperspatial data-casting. Human consciousness is digitally freighted between the stars and downloaded into bodies as a matter of course.
"Slow starting book with an action packed ending"
Only a select few have earned the right to call Gil friend. One is Egar, the Dragonbane, a fierce Majak fighter who comes to respect a heart as savage and loyal as his own. Another is Archeth, the last remaining daughter of an otherworldly race called the Kiriath, who once used their advanced technology to save the world from the dark magic of the Aldrain - only to depart for reasons as mysterious as their arrival.
"Graphic / Edgy / Entertaining"
Richard Reed, co-founder of innocent drinks, joins Robin Morgan in the Audible Studios. Richard is the author of new book called If I Could Tell You Just One Thing. In the book he lays out the invaluable advice that has been passed to him by 62 extraordinary people that he’s met by both chance and design; from Simon Cowell to Richard Branson, Marina Abramovic to Dame Judi Dench.
What do you buy and sell when the global markets reach saturation point? The markets themselves. Thirty years from now the big players in global capitalism have moved on from commodities. The big money is in conflict investment. The corporations keep a careful watch on the wars of liberation and revolution that burn constantly around the world. They guage who the winners will be and sell them arms, intelligence, and power. In return for a slice of the action when the war is won.
"Good easy listen"
Ringil, the hero of the bloody slaughter at Gallows Gap, is a legend to all who don't know him and a twisted degenerate to those that do. A veteren of the wars against the lizards, he makes a living from telling credulous travellers of his exploits. Until one day he is pulled away from his life and into the depths of the Empire's slave trade. There, he will discover a secret infinitely more frightening than the trade in lives.
"An enjoyable read, but not for the delicate"
Fifty years after the events of Altered Carbon, Takeshi Kovacs is serving as a mercenary in the Procterate-sponsored war to put down Joshuah Kemp's revolution on the planet Sanction IV. He is offered the chance to join a covert team chasing a prize whose value is limitless - and whose dangers are endless. Here is a novel that takes mankind to the brink.
This collection features 18 classic radio episodes of "Our Miss Brooks", starring Eve Arden in her famous role of Connie Brooks, Madison High's 10th grade English teacher. Co-starring Gale Gordon as Principal Osgood Conklin, Jeff Chandler as bashful biologist Philip Boynton, Richard Crenna as Connie's student Walter Denton and Jane Morgan as Connie's landlady Mrs. Davis.
Ringil Eskiath, scarred wielder of the kiriath-forged broadsword Ravensfriend, is a man on the run - from his past and the family who have disowned him, from the slave trade magnates of Trelayne who want him dead, and apparently from the dark gods themselves, who are taking an interest but making no more sense than they ever have.
"Surprising Story and Good Action"
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 percent 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.
A shocking discovery in Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity proves to be a curious keystone in the author's quest to piece together his identity in one of the most broken parts of the world. Exploring at least five centuries and traveling between four continents, traditions, and taboos, all while applying journalistic rigor and heartfelt charm to a string of mysteries and revelations, the author finds family and connection in the chaos of his - and history's - tangled strangeness.
Compared to Michael Moorcock and Joe Abercrombie alike, Richard Morgan's fast moving and brutal science fantasy reaches its final volume as Ringil comes to his final reckoning and sees the world tipping into another war with the dragon folk. And, most terrifying of all, the prophecy of a dark lord come to rule may be coming true very close to home...The Dark Defiles is a supremely fast moving 240,000 word epic.
"Morgan writes great action"
Gefallene Engel III: Unerklärte Phänomene und Geteilte Loyalitäten. Das marsianische Tor - der größte archäologische Fund seit 500 Jahren - ist geöffnet. Leider nicht rechtzeitig, um der atomaren Verwüstung von Sauberville rechtzeitig zu entgehen. Radioaktiv verseucht dringt Kovacs Team durch das Tor in den Weltraum ein. Und findet ein altes marsianisches Kampfschiff. Zuerst scheint das Schiff verweist, doch Kovacs findet immer mehr bedrohliche Spuren von Leben an Bord. Und er ahnt noch nicht einmal, dass sich im Weltraum ein Angriff auf sein bereits geschwächtes Team formiert...
Heiliger Zorn III: Kovacs ist weiter auf Harlans Welt und die Schlüssel zurmarsianischen Zivilisation sind noch nicht dekodiert. Ein neo-quellistischer Aufstand droht, der einen Bürgerkrieg auslösen könnte! Kovacs steht weiter zwischen den Fronten: Millsport-Yakuza suchen ihn, um ihn zu liquidieren. Nicht nur mit ihm, sondern auch mit seiner Kopie wurde ein Deal gemacht; er wurde verkauft und gegen eine "bessere Version" von sich ausgetauscht! Kann er seinen Zorn zurückhalten? Überleben? Denn es geht über politischen Selbstmord hinaus, einen Ex-Envoy doppelt zu sleeven. Als Abtrünniger wird Kovacs von der Regierung nicht gerne gesehen... - könnte er je zur Erde zurückkehren?
Gefallene Engel II: Kovacs befindet sich mit seiner Crew und dem Kampfschiff "Nagani" an der Ausgrabungsstätte des marsianischen Artefakts. Sie entdecken, dass sie nicht die ersten sind, den sie finden Leichen an der Ausgrabungsstätte. Bald ahnen sie was passiert ist, den ein "IUK" - ein intelligentes, ultrakurzlebiges Nanobensystem greift an. Die Nanoben sind organisch und verwerten ihre Beute zur eigenen Stärkung: sie verwerten nicht nur Waffen, sondern auch menschliche Opfer. Kovacs hat nur eine Chance das überlegende System aufzuhalten! Sollte ihm das nicht gelingen, droht jedem Teammitglied der reale Tod...