ALTERED CARBON. London: Gollancz, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Winner of the 2004 Philip K. Dick Award. "... this violent, fast-paced first novel is a prime example of latter-day cyberpunk. In a world in which everyone's mind is stored in a digitized 'cortical stack,' making it possible to 'resleeve' people into new bodies, natural or accidental death is virtually unknown. Super-agent Takeshi Kovacs is 'resleeved' into a cop's body and sent to investigate the murder of a prominent citizen, but if he is to succeed, he must first survive a number of violent attacks by unknown assailants, not to mention an encounter with a police officer who used to love the original owner of his new body." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-787. Sequel is BROKEN ANGELS (2003). Broderick and Di Filippo, Science Fiction: The 101 Best Novels, 1985-2010 #69. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#126604).
"This edition first published in Great Britain in 2002 ..." on copyright page.