This is high action, ideas driven noir SF of the highest order. Morgan has already established himself as an SF author of global significance. Takeshi Kovacs has come home. Home to Harlan's World. An ocean planet with only 5 per cent of its landmass poking above the dangerous and unpredictable seas. Try and get above the weather in anything more sophisticated than a helicopter and the Martian orbital platforms will burn you out of the sky. And death doesn't just wait for you in the seas and the skies. On land, from the tropical beaches and swamps of Kossuth to the icy, machine-infested wastes of New Hokkaido the hard won gains of the Quellist revolution have been lost. The First Families, the corporations and the Yakuza have a stranglehold on everything. Embarked on a journey of implacable retribution for a lost love, Kovacs is blown off course and into a maelstrom of political intrigue and technological mystery as the ghosts of Harlan's World and his own violent past rise to claim their due. Quellcrist Falconer is back from the dead, they say, and hunting her down for the First Families is a savage young Envoy called Kovacs who's been in storage
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'Richard Morgan, never less than engrossing, his mastery of the SF thriller has brought a well deserved new kudos to the genre.' -- Peter F Hamilton ""Morgan creates a narrative which is akin to a weapons-loaded ship crewed by angry pirates. An action packed thriller full of brilliantyl choreographed set-piece scenes." -- SFX "Underneath all the crowd pleasing violence, it is an interesting tale" 3/5 -- Anthony Brown Dreamwatch "The characterisations are vibrant... a rich plot and trademark conceptual freestlying. hits the retina like a laser beam and it's a true page turner." -- Richard Bagley Morning Star "This is a terrific book; the only problem is that it's quite hard to know quite what Morgan can do for an encore." -- Alex Sarll PA News "As inventively nasty as Morgan's other novels about Kovacs. Morgan's world is one of unbridled capitalist thuggery where more goes wrong than the rest of us easily imagine." -- Roz Kaveney TIME OUT Richard Morgan's hardboiled SF books about the grimly blood-spattered 'hero' Takeshi Kovacs come with a formidable reputation and it's easy to see why. The third book, WOKEN FURIES, is terrific. Morgan's narrative can seem unsympathetically inhuman and amoral, only to pull you up short with deliciously ingenious SF twists on psycho-thriller melodramas. Remember, when a femme fatale starts chanting machine code at an intimate moment, it is time to be very afraid. His writing is rewardingly dense DREAMWATCH (A) Maelstrom of plasmafrag rifle fire, neurachem enhancements and alien constructs. A third outing for Richard Morgan's anti-hero Takeshi Kovacs, Woken Furies marks something of a consolidation point both for the hard-bitten ex-special forces operative, and the calculating heavy metal noir environment he inhabits. EDGE Morgan's knack for grisly set-pieces and heart-stopping violence makes for compulsive reading. A superior SF thriller. -- Dave Langford Amazon "Cyberpunk continues to work because the original was built on the foundations of hard-boiled detective fiction, and readers instantly understand the rules. Morgan takes those rules and twists them just enough to add uncertainty to the mix." -- Jon Courtenay Grimwood GUARDIAN 'In the last few years, Richard Morgan has really taken the scene by storm. I recommend WOKEN FURIES. Kovacs' character is one of the strongest to come out of SF in recent years, and his universe has been crafted with vast depth and detail. The social and technological environment is rich, believable and absorbing, pulling the reader in." INTERZONE "I have been hooked on his style and the far-out imagination which magically transforms his tales into adventures of the SF variety." -- Barry Seddon Manchester Evening News
About Richard Morgan
Richard Morgan is 39 and was, until his writing career took off, a tutor at Strathclyde University in the English Language Teaching division. He has travelled widely and lived in Spain and Istanbul. He is a fluent Spanish speaker. He is married and lives in Glasgow.
Woken Furies by Richard Morgan
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