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Author:  Grim... [ Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:39 ]
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This is far too HYPETRAINWOOWOOOO to be in its own thread.



Much excite!

Author:  KovacsC [ Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:43 ]
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oh my.... yes yes yes

Author:  Grim... [ Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:45 ]
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Didn't think it would be your thing, Kov ;)

Author:  KovacsC [ Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:47 ]
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Grim... wrote:
Didn't think it would be your thing, Kov ;)


:DD :DD :DD

Author:  Doctor Glyndwr [ Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:52 ]
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This looks so good. Please don’t fuck this up, Netflix.

Author:  TheVision [ Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:57 ]
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I've never heard of Altered Carbon and because of Beex, I'm not watching one YouTube video.

What's it about? Should I be watch it?

Author:  Kern [ Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:57 ]
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The trailer contains a naked Kovacs.

Author:  KovacsC [ Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:01 ]
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Kern wrote:
The trailer contains a naked Kovacs.


Not me this time

Author:  KovacsC [ Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:03 ]
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TheVision wrote:
I've never heard of Altered Carbon and because of Beex, I'm not watching one YouTube video.

What's it about? Should I be watch it?


Takeshi Kovacs is brought to Earth by wealthy Laurens Bancroft to prove that Bancroft's first mysterious death was murder and not suicide. To do this, Kovacs must be "resleeved" into the body of a disgraced police officer to be on the case. While investigating, he develops a relationship with the police lieutenant who was involved former "occupant" of his body. To solve the crime, he encounters a number of violent characters, including robot killers in settings ranging from virtual paradises to seedy houses of prostitution.

Author:  DavPaz [ Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:21 ]
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KovacsC wrote:
Kern wrote:
The trailer contains a naked Kovacs.


Not me this time

Weird that he has the same name as you

Author:  Grim... [ Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:22 ]
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TheVision wrote:
I've never heard of Altered Carbon and because of Beex, I'm not watching one YouTube video.

What's it about? Should I be watch it?

No, you should drop what you're doing and read the book.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Altered-Carbon ... 0575081244

Author:  Findus Fop [ Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:58 ]
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Grim... wrote:
TheVision wrote:
I've never heard of Altered Carbon and because of Beex, I'm not watching one YouTube video.

What's it about? Should I be watch it?

No, you should drop what you're doing and read the book.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Altered-Carbon ... 0575081244


*Looks on in dismay as poop knife disappears round the U-bend.*

Thanks Grim...

Thanks a bunch.

Author:  MrChris [ Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:54 ]
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This literally can't come out soon enough.

He needs to write some more bloody books mind.

Author:  KovacsC [ Fri Jan 12, 2018 13:19 ]
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I am ordering the book again

Author:  KovacsC [ Fri Jan 12, 2018 13:19 ]
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I am ordering the book again

Author:  Doctor Glyndwr [ Fri Jan 12, 2018 13:20 ]
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Why do you need two copies?

Author:  Zardoz [ Fri Jan 12, 2018 13:23 ]
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Altered Carbon Copy.

Author:  Zardoz [ Fri Jan 12, 2018 13:23 ]
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Can I have the second one please?

Author:  Dr Zoidberg [ Fri Jan 12, 2018 14:16 ]
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It looks like a few bits have changed from the book which at first glance seems unnecessary, but the general aesthetic looks first rate.

Really hope they don’t fuck this up.

Author:  Warhead [ Fri Jan 12, 2018 14:56 ]
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I've read it .. but it was yonks ago, so the show will be like new to me.

Author:  KovacsC [ Fri Jan 12, 2018 15:14 ]
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Why do you need two copies?


Looks like i lost a copy in a move

Author:  MrChris [ Fri Jan 12, 2018 15:28 ]
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So you've currently got... minus one copies?

Author:  KovacsC [ Fri Jan 12, 2018 15:32 ]
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ah a double post... doh.

Author:  MrChris [ Fri Jan 12, 2018 15:41 ]
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They've jacked the price up on Amazon for the book it seems.

Author:  Pundabaya [ Fri Jan 12, 2018 15:41 ]
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Ooh, it's a great sci-fi* book, I hope they don't fuck it up.

*Not a "detective story in a sci-fi setting". You know who you are.

Author:  MrChris [ Fri Jan 12, 2018 15:44 ]
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Pundabaya wrote:
*Not a "detective story in a sci-fi setting". You know who you are.

Heh, quite

Author:  Grim... [ Fri Jan 12, 2018 15:47 ]
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Pundabaya wrote:
*Not a "detective story in a sci-fi setting". You know who you are.

We're over here with the other correct people.

Author:  Zardoz [ Fri Jan 12, 2018 15:52 ]
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Will it still be a musical like it is in the book?

Author:  Cras [ Fri Jan 12, 2018 15:59 ]
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Pundabaya wrote:
Ooh, it's a great sci-fi* book, I hope they don't fuck it up.

*Not a "detective story in a sci-fi setting". You know who you are.


*Waves*

Also, at risk of dragging this up again, Altered Carbon is a sci-fi book. The core plot is anchored around the sci-fi concepts. Unlike, for example, Alien.

Author:  Doctor Glyndwr [ Fri Jan 12, 2018 16:16 ]
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Cras wrote:
*Waves*

Also, at risk of dragging this up again, Altered Carbon is a sci-fi book. The core plot is anchored around the sci-fi concepts. Unlike, for example, Alien.
Quite strongly disagree. It’s essentially nothing more than
ZOMG Spoiler! Click here to view!
a locked room murder mystery
which is a plot as old as Chandler. And it has strong sub-themes of
ZOMG Spoiler! Click here to view!
the dehumanisation of extreme wealth and power, the games played by the wealthy to amuse themselves, and the perilous state of normal people caught up in those games
which, again, is 100% classic noir. It’s a predominately noir story in a sci-fi setting.

Author:  Cras [ Fri Jan 12, 2018 16:33 ]
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Hmm, interesting. It's been forever since I've read it but I thought there was a significant chunk of the plot that hinges directly on the body switching tech.

Author:  MrChris [ Fri Jan 12, 2018 16:39 ]
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
which is a plot as old as Chandler.


Could you BE any more wrong?

Author:  Findus Fop [ Fri Jan 12, 2018 16:53 ]
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MrChris wrote:
Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
which is a plot as old as Chandler.


Could you BE any more wrong?


https://www.bing.com/search?q=I+don%27t+know%2C+could+I%3F&qs=n&form=QBRE&sp=-1&pq=undefined&sc=0-21&sk=&cvid=410BFEBE6ADC447EBE9928370D76EEEF

Author:  Cras [ Fri Jan 12, 2018 16:56 ]
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Extra points for that being a Bing search

Author:  Doctor Glyndwr [ Fri Jan 12, 2018 17:01 ]
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Cras wrote:
Extra points for that being a Bing search

Bravo!

Author:  KovacsC [ Fri Jan 12, 2018 17:11 ]
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Cras wrote:
Hmm, interesting. It's been forever since I've read it but I thought there was a significant chunk of the plot that hinges directly on the body switching tech.


i think the sequals involve it more

Author:  Findus Fop [ Fri Jan 12, 2018 17:13 ]
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Cras wrote:
Extra points for that being a Bing search


:boots:

Author:  Grim... [ Fri Jan 12, 2018 18:35 ]
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Cras wrote:
Extra points for that being a Bing search

I mean, without it he'd get no points, right?

Author:  Dr Zoidberg [ Fri Jan 12, 2018 19:25 ]
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Cras wrote:
Hmm, interesting. It's been forever since I've read it but I thought there was a significant chunk of the plot that hinges directly on the body switching tech.


Yes, that's absolutely key to the murder mystery scenario.

As I recall, Broken Angels is far more of a pure sci-fi story, then Woken Furies has military and crime/heist leanings.

I'd love some new Kovacs-verse books. The Ringil Eskiath story never grabbed me as much even once it started to link in slightly.

Author:  Findus Fop [ Fri Jan 12, 2018 21:22 ]
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Grim... wrote:
Cras wrote:
Extra points for that being a Bing search

I mean, without it he'd get no points, right?


Could you BE any more technically correct?

Author:  Zardoz [ Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:15 ]
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This book had better be good. Just dropped 3 large on a copy.

Author:  Cras [ Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:23 ]
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Zardoz wrote:
This book had better be good. Just dropped 3 large on a copy.


By any chance is three large also...three?

Author:  Mr Chonks [ Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:32 ]
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Three large is like, what, half a monkey?

Author:  Zardoz [ Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:59 ]
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Cras wrote:
Zardoz wrote:
This book had better be good. Just dropped 3 large on a copy.


By any chance is three large also...three?

Yeah, quids mate, no pennies in my game.

Author:  Grim... [ Sun Jan 14, 2018 21:04 ]
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Dr Zoidberg wrote:
[I'd love some new Kovacs-verse books. The Ringil Eskiath story never grabbed me as much even once it started to link in slightly.

There's The Black Man if you want some more sci-fi by him.

Author:  DavPaz [ Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:21 ]
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Having now actually watched the trailer (on a huge screen in a teaching room ;) ) I am now excited for this. Audiobook queued for my next audible credit, also.

Author:  Pundabaya [ Thu Jan 25, 2018 20:00 ]
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Grim... wrote:
Dr Zoidberg wrote:
[I'd love some new Kovacs-verse books. The Ringil Eskiath story never grabbed me as much even once it started to link in slightly.

There's The Black Man if you want some more sci-fi by him.

That's a really good book.

One of the most chilling openings in any book I've ever read, too.

Market Forces is okay, too.

Author:  Pundabaya [ Thu Jan 25, 2018 20:03 ]
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And then, if you're somehow still upbeat and hopeful about the human race and their place in the universe after all that Morgan, read some Peter Watts.

Author:  Grim... [ Thu Jan 25, 2018 20:15 ]
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Pundabaya wrote:
Market Forces is okay, too.

You have to really suspend your disbelief for that one, though.

Author:  Grim... [ Thu Jan 25, 2018 20:16 ]
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In other news: one week tomorrow!

Giphy "hype train":
https://media3.giphy.com/media/mfZ1TzhfScDTO/giphy-loop.mp4

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