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Earth was a planet of incompetents, but Simmons was the greatest loser of all. It seemed as if the powers of the Universe were concentrated on grinding his small soul into ultimate insignificance - until the aliens came. To them, Simmons was the most important human on the planet - for only through his mind could they overcome this world.
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Barry N. Malzberg (1939-) Barry N. Malzberg is an American writer, editor and agent, whose prolific career has spanned numerous genres - most notably crime and science fiction. Malzberg was particularly active in the science fiction scene of the early seventies, although he became disillusioned with the market forces defining the field, and has rarely published SF works since. His most recent activity in the field has been in the form of advice columns for writers in the quarterly magazine of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Barry N. Malzberg has been shortlisted for numerous awards, including the Hugo, Nebula and Philip K. Dick.
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Sep 29, 2011
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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.

Praise for Altered Carbon

“Compelling . . . immensely entertaining . . . [Richard] Morgan’s writing is vivid and his plotting inventive.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer
“A fascinating trip . . . Pure high-octane science fiction mixes with the classic noir private-eye tale.”—Orlando Sentinel
“Gritty and vivid . . . looks as if we have another interstellar hero on our hands.”—USA Today
FANTASCIENZA - Una galassia di nome Roma è una galassia nera, un buco gravitazionale così potente che tutte le strade vi entrano, e nessuna ne esce.

Una galassia di nome Roma è una galassia nera che nasce dall'implosione di una stella di neutroni, una implosione così potente che le forze gravitazionali scatenate trattengono non solo la luce, ma anche lo spazio e il tempo. Un veicolo spaziale che vi si imbattesse vi rimarrebbe inevitabilmente imprigionato, senza possibilità di cambiare rotta e fuggire. Tutte le strade portano alla galassia di nome Roma. E nessuna ne esce. "Una galassia di nome Roma" è uno straordinario racconti di Barry Malzberg, raccontato con una formula narrativa decisamente inusuale, sotto forma di appunti per un racconto. Un caso più unico che raro di racconto che può essere letto per seguire una storia ma anche per imparare come si scrive una storia. "Uno dei migliori racconti di Barry Malzberg, una raccolta di appunti che diventa una storia, ricorsiva, autobiografica, meditativa" "Paul Di Filippo"

Nato nel 1939, Barry Malzberg ha cominciato la sua carriera di scrittore subito dopo la laurea, raggiungendo il primo successo con il racconto "Final War," pubblicato nel 1968 sotto lo pseudonimo, che Malzberg userà spesso, di K.M. O'Donnell. Tra i suoi romanzi più famosi sono da ricordare "Oltre Apollo", "Il mondo di Herovit", "Nella gabbia", "Galassie" e il romanzo tratto dal film omonimo "Phase IV". Più volte finalista al premio Hugo, ha vinto un premio Locus.
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