CONTEST – Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan – CONTEST


Ok all you book geeks out there.

Here’s your chance to win a personalized copy of Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan.  Well, personalized by me anyhow.  I haven’t been able to get a hold of Mr Morgan, so I’m going to personalize it.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Richard K Morgan, he has won the Philip K. Dick Award, wrote:

Altered Carbon is what’s on the block today.

This fast-paced, densely textured, impressive first novel is an intriguing hybrid of William Gibson’s Neuromancer and Norman Spinrad’s Deus X. In the 25th century, it’s difficult to die a final death. Humans are issued a cortical stack, implanted into their bodies, into which consciousness is “digitized” and from which-unless the stack is hopelessly damaged-their consciousness can be downloaded (“resleeved”) with its memory intact, into a new body. While the Vatican is trying to make resleeving (at least of Catholics) illegal, centuries-old aristocrat Laurens Bancroft brings Takeshi Kovacs (an Envoy, a specially trained soldier used to being resleeved and trained to soak up clues from new environments) to Earth, where Kovacs is resleeved into a cop’s body to investigate Bancroft’s first mysterious, stack-damaging death. To solve the case, Kovacs must destroy his former Envoy enemies; outwit Bancroft’s seductive, wily wife; dabble in United Nations politics; trust an AI that projects itself in the form of Jimi Hendrix; and deal with his growing physical and emotional attachment to Kristin Ortega, the police lieutenant who used to love the body he’s been given. Kovacs rockets from the seediest hellholes on Earth, through virtual reality torture, into several gory firefights, and on to some exotic sexual escapades. Morgan’s 25th-century Earth is convincing, while the questions he poses about how much Self is tied to body chemistry and how the rich believe themselves above the law are especially timely.

This is a great sci-fi / cyberpunk book.  It’s definitely reminiscent of Neuromancer and Johnny Mnemonic. There were parts of it that I had to read through at one sitting as it was hard to put down.  I highly recommend this book and will be happy to supply one of you with a personalized copy of this book.

Ok, so how do you get a chance to win this one you say?

It’s easy.  You only need to do one simple thing.

  • Comment on this post and say something to the effect of “I want you to personalize Altered Carbon for me”

That’s it.  It’s that easy.

I’ll leave the contest open for the next two weeks and will close it at midnight on Sunday, 11 July, 2010.

Remember, you have to leave a comment on this posting.  The winner will be chosen at random using a randomization service so that it’s completely fair.

If you live in Central PA I’ll deliver it personally, if not, I’ll make sure it get’s to you.

Good Luck.

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~ by Normanomicon on June 28, 2010.

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