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Former UN envoy -- his mission was "slaughter and suppression across the stars, for the greater good of a unified Protectorate" -- and current enforcer-for-hire Takeshi Kovacs is back in this third novel by Scottish author Richard K. Morgan (Altered Carbon and Broken Angels), a down-and-dirty, futuristic saga that blends cyberpunk à la William Gibson with the noir crime fiction sensibilities of James Ellroy and Raymond Chandler.
In a near future where humanity has colonized dozens of worlds and has the technical know-how to digitally record, store, and transmit human personalities, everyday life for the masses hasn't changed much in 600 years. Like the world of Philip K. Dick's 1968 classic Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, the setting of Woken Furies -- Kovacs's home planet, Harlan's World -- is powered by a thriving underworld of illicit drugs, weapons, and sex. Regaining consciousness after almost 200 years in storage, a highly irate Kovacs awakens in a new body (called sleeves) with a new mission. A magnet for ultra-violence and wanton destruction, Kovacs soon finds himself in league with a mysterious woman who just may house the spirit of a legendary revolutionary. But things get downright bizarre when he realizes that the man sent to kill him is a younger, stronger version of himself!
Fans of this award-winning "future noir" saga should make sure to relish every chapter of Woken Furies, because, according to Morgan, it is "probably the last" Takeshi Kovacs novel. Consider the author's sage advice: "Like any good single malt or a Scottish west coast sunset, savor it as it goes down." Paul Goat Allen