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Thin Air: A Novel (Hardcover)

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Best known for his novel Altered Carbon, now also a popular Netflix series, Richard K. Morgan returns with another fantastical look into the possible future in Thin Air. Think Blade Runner meets The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Still believing in the idea of “Manifest Destiny,” mankind has reached out into the stars. Here, even after centuries of being colonized by the people of Earth, Mars still proves to be a wild land where money talks, under-the-table deals are part of everyday life, and only the hard survive. Richard has turned the much dreamed of Red Planet into a wild-west frontier filled with technological wonder while still retaining a constant threat of danger. His gritty writing and sometimes crude-sounding narration mirrors the harsh landscape and reality that is life on Mars. Complete with investigative intrigue and thrilling action, Thin Air is a techno-western for today’s times.

— Nicholas

Description


An atmospheric tale of corruption and abduction set on Mars, from the author of the award-winning science fiction novel Altered Carbon, now an exciting new series from Netflix.
 
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE GUARDIAN
 
Hakan Veil is an ex–corporate enforcer equipped with military-grade body tech that’s made him a human killing machine. His former employers have abandoned him on a turbulent Mars where Earth-based overlords battle for profits and power amid a homegrown independence movement. But he’s had enough of the red planet, and all he wants is a ticket back home—which is just what he’s offered by the Earth Oversight organization, in exchange for being the bodyguard for an EO investigator. It’s a beyond-easy gig for a heavy hitter like Veil . . . until it isn’t.
 
When Veil’s charge starts looking into the mysterious disappearance of a lottery winner, it stirs up a hornet’s nest of intrigue and murder. And the deeper Veil is drawn into the game, the more long-buried secrets claw their way to the Martian surface. Now it’s the expert assassin poised against powerful enemies hellbent on taking him down—by any means necessary.
 
Praise for Thin Air
 
“Kick-ass . . . Mixed in with the thriller-esque action and cyberpunk backdrop is a hard-boiled noir story complete with a twisting and turning plot that keeps readers on their toes.”Los Angeles Times
 
“Richard K. Morgan wants to destroy your Mars fantasies. . . . It’s a grim vision, but one that Morgan finds far more plausible than the cheerful visions of plucky Mars colonists common in sci-fi.”—Wired
 
“A robotically enhanced Jack Reacher [in a] dazzlingly intricate game of political double- and triple-cross, spiced with tastily kinetic battle sequences.”The Guardian
 
“If you ever imagined that the core esthetics and themes of cyberpunk—lowlifes and high tech; corporate dominance; future noir; post-human evolution and cyborg adaptations; hardscrabble urban environments—were played out, Thin Air will set you straight, and kick your butt in the process. . . . Both kinematic and cinematic, [Thin Air is] limned by Morgan with balletic precision and smashmouth grace.”—Paul Di Filippo, Locus

About the Author


Richard K. Morgan is the acclaimed author of The Dark Defiles, The Cold Commands, The Steel Remains, Thirteen, which won the Arthur C. Clarke Award, Woken Furies, Market Forces, winner of the John W. Campbell Award, Broken Angels, and Altered Carbon, a New York Times Notable Book and winner of the Philip K. Dick Award. He lives in England.

Praise For…


“Kick-ass . . . Mixed in with the thriller-esque action and cyberpunk backdrop is a hard-boiled noir story (think Philip Marlowe or Sam Spade) complete with a twisting and turning plot that keeps readers on their toes.”Los Angeles Times
 
“If you ever imagined that the core esthetics and themes of cyberpunk—lowlifes and high tech; corporate dominance; future noir; post-human evolution and cyborg adaptations; hardscrabble urban environments—were played out, Thin Air will set you straight, and kick your butt in the process. . . . Both kinematic and cinematic, [Thin Air is] limned by Morgan with balletic precision and smashmouth grace.”—Paul Di Filippo, Locus
 
“Morgan really makes this version of Mars come to life. . . . As realistic and vibrant as anything I’ve read in the genre.”Tordotcom
 
“A robotically enhanced Jack Reacher [in] a dazzlingly intricate game of political double- and triple-cross, spiced with tastily kinetic battle sequences.”The Guardian
 
“Author Richard K. Morgan wants to destroy your Mars fantasies. . . . It’s a grim vision, but one that Morgan finds far more plausible than the cheerful visions of plucky Mars colonists common in sci-fi.”WIRED
 
“Scintillating, imaginative . . . This is science-fiction as neo-noir thriller, with gunfights, multiple shadowy agendas, and blood on the floor.”—Sci-fi and Fantasy Reviews
Product Details
ISBN: 9780345493125
ISBN-10: 0345493125
Publisher: Del Rey
Publication Date: October 23rd, 2018
Pages: 544
Language: English