Altered Carbon
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By Richard K. Morgan

science fiction | 544 pages | Published in NaN

Four hundred years from now mankind is strung out across a region of interstellar space inherited from an ancient civilization discovered on Mars. The colonies are linked together by the occasional sublight colony ship voyages and hyperspatial data-casting. Human consciousness is digitally freighted between the stars and downloaded into bodies as a matter of course.But some things never change. So when ex-envoy, now-convict Takeshi Kovacs has his consciousness and skills downloaded into the body of a nicotine-addicted ex-thug and presented with a catch-22 offer, he really shouldn't be surprised. Contracted by a billionaire to discover who murdered his last body, Kovacs is drawn into a terrifying conspiracy that stretches across known space and to the very top of society.

ISBN_13:B000FBFMZ2

Quotes

Your body's not who you are. The mind and the personality are the things that make you you.

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Wealth and power are not the same thing.

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The human desire to escape mortality is the driving force behind all progress.

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There's a reason religion has always been such a powerful force in human society. It offers answers to questions we can't explain.

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Love is just a chemical reaction, a temporary neural impulse.

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In the end, it doesn't matter how many lifetimes you've lived. What matters is what you do with the time you have.

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Power comes from knowledge, not from physical strength.

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The past is just a story we tell ourselves. It has no power over us unless we let it.

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Fear is the mind-killer. It paralyzes us and keeps us from living our lives to the fullest.

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Sometimes, the only way to find the truth is to question everything you've ever known.

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