Author(s): Richard Morgan
Fifty years after the events of ALTERED CARBON, Takeshi Kovacs is serving as a mercenary in the Procterate-sponsored war to put down Joshuah Kemp's revolution on the planet Sanction IV. He is offered the chance to join a covert team chasing a prize whose value is limitless -- and whose dangers are endless. Here is a novel that takes mankind to the brink.A breakneck-paced crime thriller, ALTERED CARBON took its readers deep into the universe Morgan had so compellingly realised without ever letting them escape the onward rush of the plot. BROKEN ANGELS melds SF, the war novel and the spy thriller to take the reader below the surface of this future and lay bare the treacheries, betrayals and follies that leave man so ill-prepared for the legacy he has been given: the stars. This is SF at its dizzying best: superb, yet subtle, world-building; strong yet sensitive characterisation; awesome yet believable technology, thilling yet profound writing. Richard Morgan is set to join the genre's world-wide elite.
Richard Morgan's first novel, ALTERED CARBON, was a publishing phenomenon; BROKEN ANGELS has built on that success ALTERED CARBON was optioned for film by Joel Silver (producer of LETHAL WEAPON, DIE HARD and THE MATRIX) ALTERED CARBON sold 10,000 trade copies in 3 months ALTERED CARBON and BROKEN ANGELS received uniformly enthusiastic reviews ALTERED CARBON and BROKEN ANGELS have sold in America, Germany, Japan and France BROKEN ANGELS has already sold 16,000 copies and reprinted in the week of publication. It will appeal to thriller fans just as ALTERED CARBON did It stars the same hero, Takeshi Kovacs Backed by a massive marketing and publicity campaign
Richard Morgan has, following the success of ALTERED CARBON, become a full time author. He is 37 and lives in Glasgow. Previously an English Language teacher he has lived and worked in London, Madrid and Istanbul.