I am a big fan of the Cyberpunk genre. Some of my favorite books are Neuromancer, Snow Crash, and Altered Carbon. So I was pretty excited last year when Netflix announced they were making an Altered Carbon series. Now, we have some new details: The show will be releasing on February 2nd 2018 and consist of 10 episodes. That gives you time to read the first novel in the series if you are interested. It gets a strong recommendation from me.
About Altered Carbon:
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. . . .