Noah Robischon
April 23, 2004 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Broken Angels

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Richard K. Morgan
genre
Sci-fi and Fantasy, Fiction

We gave it an A-

Disillusioned soldier Takeshi Kovacs quits a gruesome war and lands corporate backing to treasure-hunt for a Martian spaceship.

Logline Three Kings meets Aliens

Source of Angst Radiation poisoning: ”It isn’t easy running when every cell in your body is trying to shut down and die.”

Key Concepts Digitally stored consciousness, smart nano-weaponry

Lowdown Morgan’s hard-boiled style is formulaic, but the cinematic prowess of his futuristic antihero is a worthy counterbalance.

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