Richard Morgan

  • Market forces

    Richard Morgan

    Un thriller de science-fiction haletant et visionnaire, lauréat du prix John W. Campbell Memorial et nommé pour le prix Arthur C. Clarke, par l'auteur de la série best-seller Altered Carbon !

    « Dans le monde entier, hommes et femmes trouvent encore des causes pour lesquelles se battre et mourir. Qui sommes-nous pour nous y opposer ? Avons-nous vécu ce que ces gens ont vécu ? Avons-nous ressenti ce qu'ils ont ressenti ? Ce n'est pas à nous de décider s'ils ont tort ou raison. Chez Shorn Associates, dans la Gestion des conflits, seuls deux sujets nous intéressent. Qui va gagner ? Combien cela va-t-il rapporter ? »
    Londres, 2049. Chris Faulkner vient d'obtenir le poste de sa vie chez Shorn Associates. Mais cette société, leader dans le domaine de la Gestion des conflits, attend de lui des résultats. Elle attend de lui qu'il soit le meilleur. Même si Chris a déjà tué un cadre de haut niveau sur la route, il devra rester le plus fort au volant, et multiplier les victimes parmi ses concurrents, s'il veut satisfaire ses patrons. Dans l'intervalle, il lui faudra juste s'efforcer de rester en vie...
    « La maîtrise du thriller SF de Richard Morgan donne au genre tout son prestige. » - Peter F. Hamilton
    « Le portrait sombre et violent d'un monde qui n'est qu'à quelques pas du nôtre. Imaginez Michael Moore, George Orwell et Philip K. Dick travaillant ensemble sur le même roman et vous aurez alors une vague idée de la puissance de ce livre. » - Ink
    « Morgan expose brillamment les complots fomentés par les sociétés les plus avides et les politiciens les plus corrompus. » - The Times
    « Un thriller mené à cent à l'heure. » - SFX

  • Thin air

    Richard Morgan

    Par Richard Morgan, l'auteur du roman à l'origine de la série Netflix phénomène Altered Carbon.

    Hakan Veil est un ex-agent de sécurité haut de gamme, dont le corps équipé de technologies militaires fait de lui une véritable machine à tuer. Ses anciens employeurs l'ont abandonné sur une planète Mars troublée, où les institutions terriennes se battent pour l'argent et le pouvoir sur fond de luttes d'indépendance. Mais Veil rêve de retourner sur Terre - ce que lui offrent les autorités terriennes, s'il accepte d'assurer la protection de l'une de leurs employées.
    Une mission facile pour un expert comme lui... jusqu'à ce que tout bascule.
    Lorsque sa cliente se met à enquêter sur la mystérieuse disparition d'un gagnant de la loterie, elle dévoile un nid d'intrigues et de meurtres. Veil reprend ces investigations à son compte, déterrant de terribles secrets enfouis sous la surface martienne.
    La machine à tuer devient alors la cible de puissants ennemis prêts à tout pour l'éliminer...
    « Jouissif. De l'action digne d'un thriller dans un décor cyberpunk, au service d'un récit très noir, dont l'intrigue complexe ne cesse de tenir le lecteur en haleine. » - Los Angeles Times
    « Une intrigue politique d'une intelligence incroyable, agrémentée d'excellentes scènes de combat. » - The Guardian
    « Dans des décors de cinéma, Morgan développe son histoire avec une précision diabolique et une grâce rageuse. » - Paul Di Filippo, auteur de La Trilogie Steampunk

  • Dans un avenir pas si lointain, la mort n'est plus définitive : vous pouvez sauvegarder votre conscience et vos souvenirs et les réimplanter dans un nouveau corps.

    De fait, pour Takeshi Kovacs, mourir n'est plus qu'un accident de parcours : il a déjà été tué plusieurs fois. C'étaient les risques du métier dans les Corps diplomatiques, les troupes d'élite du Protectorat des Nations unies expédiées à travers la galaxie. Mais cette fois, on le ramène sur Terre pour mener l'enquête : un riche magnat veut élucider sa propre mort. La police a conclu au suicide. Or, pourquoi se suicider quand on sauvegarde son esprit tous les jours, certain de revenir parmi les vivants ?

  • Réenveloppé dans un corps conçu pour le combat tactique, Takeshi Kovacs est désormais un mercenaire engagé dans une guerre sanglante qui ravage la planète Sanction IV.

    Kovacs profite du conflit pour rejoindre un petit groupe qui essaie de s'approprier une découverte archéologique inestimable. Et, de fait, il est propulsé dans un maelström d'intrigues et de trahisons en comparaison duquel le conflit qu'il vient de quitter fait pâle figure. En effet, toutes les corporations tueraient pour cette découverte. Car elle risque de signifier la fin de l'humanité ou le début d'une nouvelle ère.

    Or dans ce XXVIIe siècle d'une humanité ravagée par la violence, les hommes sont bien mal préparés à l'héritage qui s'offre soudain à eux: les étoiles!
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  • Takeshi Kovacs crie vengeance ! Il a déclaré la guerre aux extrémistes religieux de la Nouvelle Apocalypse et est bien décidé à les éliminer jusqu'au dernier.

    À peine de retour sur son monde natal, Harlan la planète océan, Kovacs est jeté dans un ouragan d'intrigues politiques et de mystères technologiques tandis que les fantômes de son propre passé de violence se rappellent à lui. Quellcrist Falconer, leader révolutionnaire, serait revenue d'entre les morts ! Et qui lance-t-on à ses trousses? Une réplique illégale de Kovacs, en hibernation depuis deux cents ans, qui ne compte pas partager sa nouvelle existence avec un sosie criminel sur le retour.

    Dans ce chaos, une chose est sûre: un certain Takeshi Kovacs va devoir mourir. Pour de bon.

  • Black man

    Richard Morgan

    Dans un siècle à peine, l'humanité sera débarrassée de la guerre.

    Mais des vestiges embarrassants subsistent encore, comme les variantes, des humains génétiquement modifiés. Parmi eux, les plus inquiétants sont les variantes treize. Cari Marsalis est l'un de ces ex-soldats. Il pourchasse désormais ses anciens frères d'armes pour le compte des Nations unies. Ce n'est pas un boulot facile... surtout quant il se retrouve dans une prison de Floride. Lorsqu'il reçoit la visite d'une ancienne détective aux prises avec les variante treize, Cari est alors plus que disposé à conclure un accord...

  • Il y a dix ans, l´alliance des hommes et des Kiriaths a repoussé les terribles Écailleux. Qui se souvient maintenant des héros de cette guerre ?Ringil vit en exil, rejeté par sa famille. Mais pour sa cousine Shérin, vendue comme esclave, il décroche son épée et retourne sur les lieux d´un passé qu´il avait tout fait pour oublier.Dame Archeth, dernière représentante d´un peuple disparu, est la conseillère d´un empereur décadent qu´elle abhorre. Elle seule soupçonne qu´une terrible menace point aux frontières de l´empire.Egar le Tueur de Dragons est un nomade des steppes, revenu de la guerre auréolé de triomphe. Une gloire aujourd´hui bien émoussée dans un monde qu´Egar ne reconnaît plus.Ces trois-là ont tout perdu. Sauf peut-être la bataille qui les attend, héroïque et désespérée...

  • « Cette tornade va ravager tout ce qui doit l'être, exactement comme il faut. » Steven Erikson, auteur du Livre Malazéen des Glorieux défuntsCap vers les lointaines îles du nord, à la recherche de la dernière demeure du changeling Illwrack et de la légendaire cité d'An-Kirilnar, qui flotte au-dessus des eaux. Cette quête impossible en vaut-elle la peine ? Est-elle digne des trois parias héroïques, Ringil, Egar et Archeth, bien décidés à se réapproprier leur destin ? Dans les îles grises et désolées, le mystère s'épaissit : on murmure que la tombe du changeling est partout et nulle part. Tout comme la fantomatique cité d'An-Kirilnar...

  • Anglais Broken Angels

    Richard Morgan

    Evil preys upon the fallen. The third thriller in the Byrne and Balzano series by the Sunday Times bestselling author.



    When the first body is found, mutilated and strangled on the riverbanks, Philadelphia homicide detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano suspect yet another case of random urban violence. Then it happens again. And again.



    Carefully dressed and posed, each victim seems to tell a story so gruesome that Byrne and Balzano struggle at first to make sense of the killer's dark and twisted imagination. But when they stumble upon a collection of old fairy tales, the fragile link between the murders suddenly becomes clear - and with it the terrifying conclusion of the killer's plan.



    Desperately, they try to anticipate the madman's next move, but as the body count rises, the killing spree spirals out of control ...

  • Anglais Altered Carbon

    Richard Morgan

    In the twenty-fifth century, humankind has spread throughout the galaxy, monitored by the watchful eye of the U.N. While divisions in race, religion, and class still exist, advances in technology have redefined life itself. Now, assuming one can afford the expensive procedure, a person's consciousness can be stored in a cortical stack at the base of the brain and easily downloaded into a new body (or "sleeve") making death nothing more than a minor blip on a screen.
    Ex-U.N. envoy Takeshi Kovacs has been killed before, but his last death was particularly painful. Dispatched one hundred eighty light-years from home, re-sleeved into a body in Bay City (formerly San Francisco, now with a rusted, dilapidated Golden Gate Bridge), Kovacs is thrown into the dark heart of a shady, far-reaching conspiracy that is vicious even by the standards of a society that treats "existence" as something that can be bought and sold. For Kovacs, the shell that blew a hole in his chest was only the beginning. . . .
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Anglais Market Forces

    Richard Morgan

    From the award-winning author of Altered Carbon and Broken Angels-a turbocharged new thriller set in a world where killers are stars, media is mass entertainment, and freedom is a dangerous proposition . . .
    A coup in Cambodia. Guns to Guatemala. For the men and women of Shorn Associates, opportunity is calling. In the superheated global village of the near future, big money is made by finding the right little war and supporting one side against the other-in exchange for a share of the spoils. To succeed, Shorn uses a new kind of corporate gladiator: sharp-suited, hard-driving gunslingers who operate armored vehicles and follow a Samurai code. And Chris Faulkner is just the man for the job.
    He fought his way out of London's zone of destitution. And his kills are making him famous. But unlike his best friend and competitor at Shorn, Faulkner has a side that outsiders cannot see: the side his wife is trying to salvage, that another woman-a porn star turned TV news reporter-is trying to exploit. Steeped in blood, eyed by common criminals looking for a shot at fame, Faulkner is living on borrowed time. Until he's given one last shot at getting out alive. . . .
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Ringil fuit son passé, la famille qui l´a renié, et les magnats du commerce d´esclaves qui veulent sa peau. Il n´a plus qu´un endroit où se réfugier : Yhelteth, coeur de l´empire du Sud. Il y trouve asile auprès d´Archeth, une ancienne soeur d´arme, désormais haute conseillère de l´empereur.Mais celle-ci a ses propres problèmes, et Ringil se retrouve impliqué dans des allégeances douteuses. Personne ne le sait encore, mais la cité est sur le point d´exploser... « Couillu, brutal et sans compromis, Morgan prend les clichés de la Fantasy, les hache menu et leur fout le feu. » Joe Abercrombie

  • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Kirkus Reviews Fantasy Book Critic Pulpy and hard-core, but with a heart of gold.--io9 The otherworldly Kiriath once used their advanced technology to save the world from the dark magic of the Aldrain, only to depart as mysteriously as they arrived. Now one of the Kiriaths uncanny machines has fallen from orbit, with a message that humanity once more faces a grave danger: the Ilwrack Changeling, a boy raised to manhood in the ghostly realm of the Gray Places. Wrapped in sorcerous slumber on an island that drifts between this world and the Gray Places, the Ilwrack Changeling is stirring. When he wakes, the Aldrain will rally to him and return in force. But with the Kiriath long gone, humankinds fate now depends on warrior Ringil Eskiath and his few, trusted allies. Undertaking a perilous journey to strike first against the Ilwrack Changeling, each of them seeks to outrun a haunted past and find redemption in the future. But redemption wont come cheap. Nor, for that matter, will survival.

  • In the twenty-fifth century, humankind has spread throughout the galaxy, monitored by the watchful eye of the U.N. While divisions in race, religion, and class still exist, advances in technology have redefined life itself. Now, assuming one can afford the expensive procedure, a person's consciousness can be stored in a cortical stack at the base of the brain and easily downloaded into a new body (or "sleeve") making death nothing more than a minor blip on a screen.
    Ex-U.N. envoy Takeshi Kovacs has been killed before, but his last death was particularly painful. Dispatched one hundred eighty light-years from home, re-sleeved into a body in Bay City (formerly San Francisco, now with a rusted, dilapidated Golden Gate Bridge), Kovacs is thrown into the dark heart of a shady, far-reaching conspiracy that is vicious even by the standards of a society that treats "existence" as something that can be bought and sold. For Kovacs, the shell that blew a hole in his chest was only the beginning. . . .
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • From the award-winning author of Altered Carbon and Broken Angels-a turbocharged new thriller set in a world where killers are stars, media is mass entertainment, and freedom is a dangerous proposition . . .
    A coup in Cambodia. Guns to Guatemala. For the men and women of Shorn Associates, opportunity is calling. In the superheated global village of the near future, big money is made by finding the right little war and supporting one side against the other-in exchange for a share of the spoils. To succeed, Shorn uses a new kind of corporate gladiator: sharp-suited, hard-driving gunslingers who operate armored vehicles and follow a Samurai code. And Chris Faulkner is just the man for the job.
    He fought his way out of London's zone of destitution. And his kills are making him famous. But unlike his best friend and competitor at Shorn, Faulkner has a side that outsiders cannot see: the side his wife is trying to salvage, that another woman-a porn star turned TV news reporter-is trying to exploit. Steeped in blood, eyed by common criminals looking for a shot at fame, Faulkner is living on borrowed time. Until he's given one last shot at getting out alive. . . .
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Richard K. Morgan has received widespread praise for his astounding twenty-fifth-century novels featuring Takeshi Kovacs, and has established a growing legion of fans. Mixing classic noir sensibilities with a searing futuristic vision of an age when death is nearly meaningless, Morgan returns to his saga of betrayal, mystery, and revenge, as Takeshi Kovacs, in one fatal moment, joins forces with a mysterious woman who may have the power to shatter Harlan';s World forever.
    Once a gang member, then a marine, then a galaxy-hopping Envoy trained to wreak slaughter and suppression across the stars, a bleeding, wounded Kovacs was chilling out in a New Hokkaido bar when some so-called holy men descended on a slim beauty with tangled, hyperwired hair. An act of quixotic chivalry later and Kovacs was in deep: mixed up with a woman with two names, many powers, and one explosive history.
    In a world where the real and virtual are one and the same and the dead can come back to life, the damsel in distress may be none other than the infamous Quellcrist Falconer, the vaporized symbol of a freedom now gone from Harlan';s World. Kovacs can deal with the madness of AI. He can do his part in a battle against biomachines gone wild, search for a three-centuries-old missing weapons system, and live with a blood feud with the yakuza, and even with the betrayal of people he once trusted. But when his relationship with "the" Falconer brings him an enemy specially designed to destroy hm, he knows it';s time to be afraid.
    After all, the guy sent to kill him is himself: but younger, stronger, and straight out of hell.
    Wild, provocative, and riveting, Woken Furies is a full-bore science fiction spectacular of the highest order-from one of the most original and spellbinding storytellers at work today.
    From the Hardcover edition.

  • A dark lord will rise. Such is the prophecy that dogs Ringil Eskiath—Gil, for short—a washedup mercenary and onetime war hero whose cynicism is surpassed only by the speed of his sword. Gil is estranged from his aristocratic family, but when his mother enlists his help in freeing a cousin sold into slavery, Gil sets out to track her down. But it soon becomes apparent that more is at stake than the fate of one young woman. Grim sorceries are awakening in the land. Some speak in whispers of the return of the Aldrain, a race of widely feared, cruel yet beautiful demons. Now Gil and two old comrades are all that stand in the way of a prophecy whose fulfillment will drown an entire world in blood. But with heroes like these, the cure is likely to be worse than the disease. 

  • The future isn't what it used to be since Richard K. Morgan arrived on the scene. He unleashed Takeshi Kovacs-private eye, soldier of fortune, and all-purpose antihero-into the body-swapping, hard-boiled, urban jungle of tomorrow in Altered Carbon, Broken Angels, and Woken Furies, winning the Philip K. Dick Award in the process. In Market Forces, he launched corporate gladiator Chris Faulkner into the brave new business of war-for-profit. Now, in Thirteen, Morgan radically reshapes and recharges science fiction yet again, with a new and unforgettable hero in Carl Marsalis: hybrid, hired gun, and a man without a country . . . or a planet.
    Marsalis is one of a new breed. Literally. Genetically engineered by the U.S. government to embody the naked aggression and primal survival skills that centuries of civilization have erased from humankind, Thirteens were intended to be the ultimate military fighting force. The project was scuttled, however, when a fearful public branded the supersoldiers dangerous mutants, dooming the Thirteens to forced exile on Earth's distant, desolate Mars colony. But Marsalis found a way to slip back-and into a lucrative living as a bounty hunter and hit man before a police sting landed him in prison-a fate worse than Mars, and much more dangerous.
    Luckily, his "enhanced" life also seems to be a charmed one. A new chance at freedom beckons, courtesy of the government. All Marsalis has to do is use his superior skills to bring in anotherfugitive. But this one is no common criminal. He's another Thirteen-one who's already shanghaied a space shuttle, butchered its crew, and left a trail of bodies in his wake on a bloody cross-country spree. And like his pursuer, he was bred to fight to the death. Still, there's no question Marsalis will take the job. Though it will draw him deep into violence, treachery, corruption, and painful confrontation with himself, anything is better than remaining a prisoner. The real question is: can he remain sane-and alive-long enough to succeed?
    From the Hardcover edition.

  • Joe Abercrombies Best Served Cold meets George R. R. Martins A Game of Thrones in the final novel in Richard K. Morgans epic A Land Fit for Heroes trilogy, which burst onto the fantasy scene with The Steel Remains and The Cold Commands.
    Ringil Eskiath, a reluctant hero viewed as a corrupt degenerate by the very people who demand his help, has traveled far in search of the Illwrack Changeling, a deathless human sorcerer-warrior raised by the bloodthirsty Aldrain, former rulers of the world. Separated from his companions--Egar the Dragonbane and Archeth--Ringil risks his soul to master a deadly magic that alone can challenge the might of the Changeling. While Archeth and the Dragonbane embark on a trail of blood and tears that ends up exposing long-buried secrets, Ringil finds himself tested as never before, with his life and all existence hanging in the balance.
    Praise for Richard K. Morgan and his acclaimed series, A Land Fit for Heroes Bold, brutal, and making no compromises--Richard K. Morgan doesnt so much twist the clichés of fantasy as take an axe to them. Then set fire to them.--Joe Abercrombie Morgan has taken traditional sword and sorcery tropes and given them a hard, contemporary kick. The anitithesis of the cosy fairytale, this one is for big boys.--The Times (London) A crisp stylist who demonstrates equal facility with action scenes and angst.--The New York Times Book Review A full-immersion experience, uncompromising and bleakly magnificent.--Kirkus Reviews From the Trade Paperback edition.

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