Richard morgan known as richard k morgan in the us born 1965 is a british science fiction and fantasy author morgans books are generally set in a post extropianist dystopian world morgan described his takeaway of one of his books as takeshi kovacs novels. Woken furies a takeshi kovacs novel richard k morgan on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers mixing classic noir sensibilities with a searing futuristic vision of an age when death is nearly meaningless. Critics have compared richard morgans first novel altered carbon to the classic hardboiled fiction of raymond chandlerthe comparison doesnt accurately describe morgans second novel broken angelsmorgans prose never approaches chandlers metaphoric excess and morgans antihero takeshi kovacs doesnt wisecrack nearly as often as chandlers hero philip marlowe. Broken angels is a vastly different book to the first takeshi kovacs novel altered carbon where altered carbon read like a futuristic noir focusing on a sci fi murder mystery the sequel set fifty years after reads like military sci fi with exploration into the evolutionary martian warfare at the forefront. Richard k morgan is the acclaimed author of the cold commands the steel remains thirteen woken furies market forces broken angels and altered carbon a new york times notable book that also won the philip k dick award in 2003the movie rights to altered carbon were optioned by joel silver and warner bros on publication and a film version is currently in development with mythology
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