Books by Richard K. Morgan

THORFINN THE NICEST VIKING AND THE TERRIBLE TREASURE by David MacPhail
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"Brains trump brawn every time—at least for this horn-helmed peacemaker. (Historical farce. 8-10)"
Being some of the exploits of Thorfinn the Very-Very-Nice-Indeed. Read full book review >
THE DARK DEFILES by Richard K. Morgan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"So, the flab and the contrivances are minor flaws in a finale that displays all the purposefully hard edges and grim magnificence that made the first two volumes stand out."
Final installment of Morgan's bleak fantasy/far-future science-fiction trilogy (The Cold Commands, 2011, etc.).Read full book review >
THE COLD COMMANDS by Richard K. Morgan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"A full-immersion experience, uncompromising and bleakly magnificent."
Sequel to Morgan's well-received dark fantasy, or perhaps far-future science fiction, The Steel Remains (2009), following a string of innovative cyberpunk-style sci-fi novels. Read full book review >
THIRTEEN by Richard K. Morgan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2007

"Phillip K. Dick did it better. And much more succinctly. "
Future thriller noir from the Scotland-resident author of various paperbacks (Market Forces, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >
WOKEN FURIES by Richard K. Morgan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 27, 2005

"Hammering cyberpunk action, with an occasional detour for a stirring speech against religious fundamentalism."
In Philip K. Dick Award-winner Morgan's latest (Broken Angels, 2004, etc.), Takeshi Kovacs heads home to a pack of bad memories and a battle with himself. Read full book review >
BROKEN ANGELS by Richard K. Morgan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2004

The second in what might be a series on the exploits of Takeshi Kovacs. Read full book review >
ALTERED CARBON by Richard K. Morgan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2003

"The body count is high, the gadgetry pure genius, the sex scenes deliriously overwrought, and the worn cynicism thoroughly distasteful: a welcome return to cyberpunk's badass roots."
A cyberwarrior from another planet is reborn on Earth to do a rich man's bidding and is none too happy about it. Takeshi Kovacs is a hard-case kid from the colony-planet Harlan's World (guess which two ethnic groups comprised the majority of its settlers) recently decommissioned from the Envoys—overtrained, amoral shock troops that enforce the laws of the galaxy laid down by the United Nations—and more recently turned to a life of crime. A police raid leaves him and his accomplice/girlfriend dead, but that's not an immediate problem, since in the 25th century the dead are simply taken to clinics where their "stack" (a small metal tube embedded in the spine that contains a backup of their personality, memory, DNA, etc.) is then loaded into a new "sleeve," or body. Resleeved and woken on Earth, Kovacs finds himself summoned to the Bay Area home of Laurens Bancroft, a filthy-rich member of the class known as "Meths" (for Methuselah) because they could afford to be continuously resleeved over the centuries. Bancroft thinks that when someone shot him in the head the other day and ruined that sleeve, somebody was trying to murder him, though the local cops think he was just trying to kill himself and doesn't remember because his stack hadn't been backed up yet. His only choice being to return to Harland's World, Kovacs is sent off to find his new boss's killer. The way ahead is quickly littered with the bodies of the unsavory types he comes across and with enough juicy future-detail to make any veteran SF scribe jealous. Read full book review >