By Richard K. Morgan
Within the twenty-fifth century, humankind has unfold in the course of the galaxy, monitored by means of the watchful eye of the U.N. whereas divisions in race, faith, and sophistication nonetheless exist, advances in expertise have redefined lifestyles itself. Now, assuming you may have enough money the pricy strategy, a person’s recognition will be saved in a cortical stack on the base of the mind and simply downloaded right into a new physique (or “sleeve”) making dying not anything greater than a minor blip on a screen.
Ex-U.N. envoy Takeshi Kovacs has been killed sooner than, yet his final loss of life was once rather painful. Dispatched a hundred and eighty light-years from domestic, re-sleeved right into a physique in Bay urban (formerly San Francisco, now with a rusted, dilapidated Golden Gate Bridge), Kovacs is thrown into the darkish center of a shady, far-reaching conspiracy that's vicious even through the factors of a society that treats “existence” as anything that may be received and offered. For Kovacs, the shell that blew a gap in his chest used to be purely the start. . . .
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Han mindes samma blick från förr i tiden. Mästarens ögon var vakna på ett sätt som var ovanligt i välfärdsstaten. Det var som en särskild lyster omgav hans ögon. När han tittade kändes det som blicken brände. Ögonen utstrålade sådan intensitet att man förstod att bakom dessa ögon fanns en mycket aktiv hjärna. Mästaren tittade uppfordrande på honom från topp till tå och sade sedan att hans väntan nu var slut. Han hade svårt att förstå vad mästaren menade med det. Mästaren sade att han såg tvivlet i hans ögon, han hade väntat på att få se det tvivlet under lång tid.
Väljarnas I. krav på bidrag hade till slut blivit så högljudda att enbart partier som lovade fortsatt bidragsgivning överlevde. Till slut var det ingen ide att ha flera partier, de sade ändå samma sak. Behandlingen av dem som hävdade att detta var fel väg att gå hade varit omild. Det 36 framställdes som om man ställde krav på försämringar och att man därmed var emot människor. Det gick inte att argumentera mot den typen av retorik. Det hade kanske gått om det funnits stora befolkningsgrupper som inte var helt beroende av politikernas välvilja, men det hade det inte funnits.
Det lyder: Om något behöver göras och det kan göras av det civila samhället, så skall det göras av det civila samhället, inte av stat och kommun Uppdraget är alltså delvis ett motuppdrag. Det pekar på behovet av att börja arbetet med att tränga tillbaka statens och kommunernas be- 47 slutssfärer. Det visar också på en insikt om att stat och kommun inte kommer att kapitulera eller ge upp sina beslutsfunktioner egenhändigt. Det handlar om två kraftfält som står mot varandra, där makten idag ligger hos stat och kommun och där moderaterna önskar förskjuta makten i det civila samhällets riktning.
Altered Carbon (Takeshi Kovacs, Book 1) by Richard K. Morgan