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NOA Meeting "Altered Carbon"

Heather
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Minneapolis, MN
Announcing a new Meetup for NOA Book Society!

What: NOA Meeting "Altered Carbon"

When: January 6, 2010 7:00 PM

Where:
Barnes and Noble cafe
14880 Florence Trail
Apple Valley, MN 55124
952-997-8928

This meetings book is Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan



Synopsis from Barnes & Noble website
In the twenty-fifth century, humankind has spread throughout the galaxy, monitored by the watchful eye of the U.N. While divisions in race, religion, and class still exist, advances in technology have redefined life itself. Now, assuming one can afford the expensive procedure, a person’s consciousness can be stored in a cortical stack at the base of the brain and easily downloaded into a new body (or “sleeve”) making death nothing more than a minor blip on a screen.

Ex-U.N. envoy Takeshi Kovacs has been killed before, but his last death was particularly painful. Dispatched one hundred eighty light-years from home, re-sleeved into a body in Bay City (formerly San Francisco, now with a rusted, dilapidated Golden Gate Bridge), Kovacs is thrown into the dark heart of a shady, far-reaching conspiracy that is vicious even by the standards of a society that treats “existence” as something that can be bought and sold. For Kovacs, the shell that blew a hole in his chest was only the beginning. . . .


From USA Today
In Altered Carbon, first-time author Richard K. Morgan has created a world as cinema-rich as those of Philip K. Dick, whose stories were reborn as movies including Total Recall and Minority Report, and William Gibson's books-turned-to-movies Neuromancer and Johnny Mnemonic. — Mike Snider

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