Un classico della fantascienza contemporanea: uno straordinario noir ambientato in un futuro in cui anche le regole della vita e della morte sono alterate...
Cambiare corpo non è un problema, nel XXVI secolo. Che il cambio sia soddisfacente, però, è tutta un'altra storia. Lo sa bene Takeshi Kovacs, cinquant’anni dopo le indagini a Bay City, si è ritrovato in una «custodia» nuova su Sanzione IV, dov'è in corso una guerra civile tra il governo e il rivoluzionario Joshua Kemp. Tenente per il Cuneo di Carrera, un temibile gruppo di mercenari al soldo del governo, Takeshi dovrebbe tornare a combattere, però, mentre si sta riprendendo da alcune ferite, viene avvicinato da Jan Schneider, un ambiguo ex pilota di shuttle, con un'offerta veramente difficile da rifiutare. Schneider e l'archeologa Tanya Wardani gli propongono infatti di guidare un team di mercenari, col compito di ritrovare e recuperare una nave marziana della civiltà più antica ed evoluta dell'universo. E Takeshi accetta, alla ricerca di un premio dal valore illimitato, ma dai pericoli infiniti...
Con un'intervista esclusiva all'autore a cura di Edoardo Rialti
- ISBN: 8850246749
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 502
A very different book from Altered Carbon . And not nearly as good. Is this one of those cases where a successful author isn't subject to as much editorial control? A difference that doesn't bother me is that Broken Angels is more SF and less murder mystery than Altered Carbon . But then there's the re Leggi tutto
This was a fantastic sequel to Altered Carbon. I find Morgan's writing to be super engaging and the story itself delivers a good mix of action, humor, and mystery while still giving the reader plenty of thought-provoking themes to ponder. The setting changed completely for this second instalment. Ta Leggi tutto
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 t Leggi tutto
This book is just a punishing read. It checks all the right boxes: Cool future military technology, deadly mercenaries with cynical attitudes, evil corporate execs, radioactive battlefields, deadly nanotech, mysterious and powerful remains of an advanced alien race, double- and triple-crosses, and a Leggi tutto
I truly didn't have a clue what I was getting into when I started this second book in the Kovacs trilogy. Altered Carbon was a VERY different beast. That being said, we pick up with Kovacs thirty years after his reawakening on Earth and he's far down his lonesome path, giving up on private eye stuff Leggi tutto
The misplaced titles game: Broken Angels ought to be the title of some rancidly sweet early twentieth century morality tale of former prostitutes finding God in a halfway house. In reality, it’s a psychopathically violent pseudomilitary skiffy tale of humans mucking about in the remains of the long- Leggi tutto
I'm not really sure if this book can really be called "a second part of trilogy". I mean, a trilogy, how I perceive it, is three books, three parts of a single story, unified by one or more main characters, usually plus some secondary characters and a consistant plotline, which, more or less, starts Leggi tutto
Indeed, this was very different from Altered Carbon , as many of my GR friends said before. And I had to get used to it. But maybe because I read A.C. a couple of years before, this wasn't too painful of a process. Although maybe - just maybe - I was a tad more into cyberpunk noir than into this kind Leggi tutto
Not great, or really even passably decent. While Altered Carbon was pretty poorly written too, it at least had a really interesting mystery that unfolded over the course of the book. This one had exactly one interesting thing that was barely explored. It's an action heavy book, that is remarkably low Leggi tutto
4.5 to 5.0 stars. Great follow up to Altered Carbon. The Takeshi Kovacs novels are original, inventive, high octane SF at its best. HIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION!!
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