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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 manhunt 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 prejudice, about the ramifications of playing with our genetic blueprint. 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.

Read by Simon Vance.

©2007 Richard Morgan (P)2018 Tantor Media

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Cheap sex interupted by a poor story

What was most disappointing about Richard Morgan’s story?

This story would be better in a print version for a teenager looking for masturbation material.

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  • Gail Wood
  • 04-20-18

yuck!

What disappointed you about Black Man?

the sex in this book is written for just cheap thrills. I'm far from a prude but it was just course, cheap thrills writing. Just plain nasty.

Would you ever listen to anything by Richard Morgan again?

No. This is the second book I have tried and both were the same. The story line looked good but the writing is very poor. Apart from the sex its written like a cheap 40's detective story.

Would you be willing to try another one of Simon Vance’s performances?

yes. I am sure that the performer would be good with something else. Unfortunately, he had bad writing to perform and nothing could salvage that.

What character would you cut from Black Man?

I can't say. I didn't get anywhere near finishing the book.

Any additional comments?

I had looked forward to an unusual, interesting story. The write-up is far from what you get.