10 Novels That Are More Action-Packed Than Most Summer Movies

It's summer movie season, the time when blockbuster films come out every week and we pit Vin Diesel against Wolverine. But how do you keep that cineplex excitement alive when you're at home on the couch? With books! Here are 10 science fiction novels that pack more non-stop thrills than Fast & Furious 6. Really. » 5/21/13 10:00am 5/21/13 10:00am

Could Hollywood do justice to Richard K. Morgan's scary, intense …

Hollywood has a mixed history with cyberpunk, to say the least — so the news of a movie version of Richard K. Morgan's ultra-noir Altered Carbon getting fast-tracked makes us a bit nervous. So much of what's great about that book is the intense violence and weird sex work... and then there's the long torture sequence,… » 2/13/12 1:59pm 2/13/12 1:59pm

Cyberpunk detective novel Altered Carbon really is all that

For years now, people have been telling me to read Richard K. Morgan's cyberpunksploitation novel Altered Carbon, and I've been meaning to get around to it. But holy fuck, it really is that great. Spoilers below. » 5/19/10 1:20pm 5/19/10 1:20pm

Why Science Fiction Videogames Have Sucky Plots

Last Friday videogame company Crytek announced that Altered Carbon author Richard Morgan would write the sequel to acclaimed PC shooter Crysis. Since then, Morgan's gone on record zinging other videogames, claiming that "Halo is full of these bullshit archetypal characters." » 4/12/10 3:18pm 4/12/10 3:18pm

V for Vendetta Director Sets His Sights on Cyberpunk Noir

V for Vendetta director, and frequent Wachowski Brothers collaborator, James McTeigue is taking a break from science fiction, filming vengeful ninjas and Edgar Allan Poe. But he's still got his sights on an adaptation of Richard K. Morgan's Altered Carbon. » 8/06/09 12:30pm 8/06/09 12:30pm

Sexual Repression Is Science Fiction's Secret Hyperdrive Fuel

Richard K. Morgan (author of Altered Carbon) did an interview with the StarShipSofa podcast, and it's pretty thought-provoking stuff. He explains why trying to write short stories before you write novels may be a waste of time, why noir SF has made a comeback, and why he doesn't mind being called a pornographer. » 12/01/08 1:25pm 12/01/08 1:25pm