RE: RARA-AVIS: Altered Carbon: Mark/DJ

From: Todd Mason (
Date: 26 Mar 2004

It's Chandler for the same reason it's Dick: because that's the name the ignorant "hipster" is most likely to recognize. (Imagine Ross Macdonald meets Frederik Pohl, to say nothing of David Goodis meets William Tenn.)

I haven't read Morgan, but have heard mostly good things. TM

-----Original Message----- From: Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2004 8:05 PM To: Subject: RARA-AVIS: Altered Carbon

I saw the book Altered Carbon by Richard Morgan in a bookstore today. It had the usual "Raymond Chandler meets PK Dick" blurb that seems to appear on the jacket of every sci-fi noir. (Why is it always Chandler?) Anyone read it? Is it any good?

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