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Black Man

(Gollancz SF S.)

By Richard Morgan

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| Hardcover | 9780575075139

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One hundred years from now, and against all the odds, Earth has found a new stability; the political order has reached some sort of balance, and the new colony on Mars is growing. But the fraught years of the 21st century have left an uneasy legacy . Continue

One hundred years from now, and against all the odds, Earth has found a new stability; the political order has reached some sort of balance, and the new colony on Mars is growing. But the fraught years of the 21st century have left an uneasy legacy ...Genetically engineered alpha males, designed to fight the century's wars have no wars to fight and are surplus to requirements. And a man bred and designed to fight is a dangerous man to have around in peacetime. Many of them have left for Mars but now one has come back and killed everyone else on the shuttle he returned in. Only one man, a genengineered ex-soldier himself, can hunt him down and so begins a frenetic man-hunt and a battle survival. And a search for the truth about what was really done with the world's last soldiers. BLACK MAN is an unstoppable SF thriller but it is also a novel about predjudice, about the ramifications of playing with our genetic blue-print. It is about our capacity for violence but more worrying, our capacity for deceit and corruption. This is another landmark of modern SF from one of its most exciting and commercial authors.

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    I liked a lot this book mainly because of the attempt to look at society and human relationships from a "different point of view"... The one of a twist or better the point of view of someone that is not belonging to human society. From a "scenic" poi ...(continue)

    I liked a lot this book mainly because of the attempt to look at society and human relationships from a "different point of view"... The one of a twist or better the point of view of someone that is not belonging to human society. From a "scenic" point of view, for me the end reminds me "Butch cassidy and Billy the kid"... in a word a perfect end!

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    Roberto Palazzolo said on Nov 22, 2010 | Add your feedback

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    very good!

    ‘Blackman’ is a hard-boiled detective story that takes place a century from now, in a future different from the one depicted in Takeshi Kovacs trilogy....

    What we are, like we act, what we do and accomplish in our lifetime is due to the capabilit ...(continue)

    ‘Blackman’ is a hard-boiled detective story that takes place a century from now, in a future different from the one depicted in Takeshi Kovacs trilogy....

    What we are, like we act, what we do and accomplish in our lifetime is due to the capabilities we acquires from the culture we were born and soaked or it is related to our genes and we can’t do anything to change our “wiring”.
    This is the main theme of the book. Morgan gives us his answer with a truly remarkable and riveting book.

    Not an easy writing, especially at the beginning, when the author is binding together the different parts of the storyline. But it you are patient and endure the effort of surviving the first chapters you’ll be rewarded with an awesome SF novel.

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    www.msereno1970.com said on Oct 21, 2009 | Add your feedback

Book Details

  • Rating:
    (6)
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  • English Books
  • Hardcover 400 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 0575075139
  • ISBN-13: 9780575075139
  • Publisher: Gollancz
  • Publish date: 2006-10-19
  • Dimensions: 290 mm x 967 mm x 1,483 mm
  • Also available as: Paperback , Audio CD , eBook
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