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This is far too HYPETRAINWOOWOOOO to be in its own thread.



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Didn't think it would be your thing, Kov ;)

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Didn't think it would be your thing, Kov ;)


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This looks so good. Please don’t fuck this up, Netflix.


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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?


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The trailer contains a naked Kovacs.


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The trailer contains a naked Kovacs.


Not me this time

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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?


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.

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Not me this time

Weird that he has the same name as you


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 Post subject: Re: Altered Carbon TV show
PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:22 
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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?

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

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

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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


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This literally can't come out soon enough.

He needs to write some more bloody books mind.

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I am ordering the book again

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I am ordering the book again

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Why do you need two copies?


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Altered Carbon Copy.

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 Post subject: Re: Altered Carbon TV show
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Can I have the second one please?

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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.


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 Post subject: Re: Altered Carbon TV show
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I've read it .. but it was yonks ago, so the show will be like new to me.

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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Why do you need two copies?


Looks like i lost a copy in a move

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 Post subject: Re: Altered Carbon TV show
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So you've currently got... minus one copies?

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ah a double post... doh.

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They've jacked the price up on Amazon for the book it seems.

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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.


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

Heh, quite

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

We're over here with the other correct people.

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Will it still be a musical like it is in the book?

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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.


*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.

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*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.


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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.

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which is a plot as old as Chandler.


Could you BE any more wrong?

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MrChris wrote:
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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


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Extra points for that being a Bing search

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Extra points for that being a Bing search

Bravo!


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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.


i think the sequals involve it more

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Extra points for that being a Bing search


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Extra points for that being a Bing search

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

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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.


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.


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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?


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This book had better be good. Just dropped 3 large on a copy.

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This book had better be good. Just dropped 3 large on a copy.


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

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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?

Yeah, quids mate, no pennies in my game.

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[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.

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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.


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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.

That's a really good book.

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

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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.


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Market Forces is okay, too.

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

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In other news: one week tomorrow!

Giphy "hype train":
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