By Richard K. Morgan

400 years from now mankind is strung out throughout a zone of interstellar house inherited from an historic civilization found on Mars. The colonies are associated jointly through the occasional sublight colony send voyages and hyperspatial data-casting. Human realization is digitally freighted among the celebs and downloaded into our bodies as an issue in fact. yet a few issues by no means swap. So while ex-envoy, now-convict Takeshi Kovacs has his recognition and abilities downloaded into the physique of a nicotine-addicted ex-thug and offered with a catch-22 provide, he particularly will not be shocked. shrunk by means of a billionaire to find who murdered his final physique, Kovacs is drawn right into a terrifying conspiracy that stretches throughout recognized house and to the very best of society. For a first-time SF author to be so without doubt accountable for narrative and expertise, so excellent at world-building, so in a position to write such readable and relaxing SF experience, is just amazing.

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