By Richard K. Morgan
Within the twenty-fifth century, humankind has unfold through the galaxy, monitored by way of the watchful eye of the U.N. whereas divisions in race, faith, and sophistication nonetheless exist, advances in expertise have redefined lifestyles itself. Now, assuming you can find the money for the pricy technique, a person’s cognizance may be saved in a cortical stack on the base of the mind and simply downloaded right into a new physique (or “sleeve”) making dying not anything greater than a minor blip on a screen.
Ex-U.N. envoy Takeshi Kovacs has been killed earlier than, yet his final loss of life was once quite painful. Dispatched a hundred and eighty light-years from domestic, re-sleeved right into a physique in Bay urban (formerly San Francisco, now with a rusted, dilapidated Golden Gate Bridge), Kovacs is thrown into the darkish middle of a shady, far-reaching conspiracy that's vicious even through the factors of a society that treats “existence” as anything that may be received and offered. For Kovacs, the shell that blew a gap in his chest was once simply the start. . . .
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Uh, there's nobody to take your money. " "Oh, of course. " Her blue eyes were wide and dilated. Didn't that mean a person was in shock? Well, hell, they all were. He searched behind the counter, trying to ignore the bits of clerk stuck to everything. It wasn't like he expected to find a gun or bat, this wasn't the kind of convenience store like in his neighborhood, but there was nothing useful for self defense. However, there was a display of flashlights near the register. Ari stepped over a shred of polo shirt with a name tag attached—Maria—and hefted one in his hand.
Ari pulled his own phone from his pants pocket and tried to reach his mom, but got her voice mail. Calls to his friends yielded the same results. He felt sick as he imagined why they might not be answering their phones. Now what? He tried to imagine what his drill sergeant, Vogt would command. Climb a wall, do a few sets of pushups. Nothing in the book about responding to a full scale zombie attack. " Derrick moved past Ari to take a turn looking at the carnage outside their foxhole. He pulled back, pale as a corpse, hugging his skinny arms around his body.
All she could do was hold her breath, which would ultimately force her to draw in a deeper lungful of the sickly odor if they didn't get past it fast. "Shine the light. " Ann Hanson's voice was panicked, as on edge as Lila felt. " The tall, older man's voice sounded distant and Lila guessed he was at the end of the line. Ari paused and flicked on the lighter. Its tiny glow was as bright as a flaming torch in the darkness. Lila blinked as her eyes adjusted, then focused on the dirty, damp cement floor.
Altered Carbon (Takeshi Kovacs, Book 1) by Richard K. Morgan