History Literature / TakeshiKovacs

26th Feb '18 6:47:35 PM Kalaong
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* SpaceAgeStasis: An InvokedTrope by the Protectorate in the early days of interstellar travel; they conned all the would-be SpaceCossacks into leaving EarthThatUsedToBeBetter on {{Sleeper Starship}}s, then created a PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny while they were slept.

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* SpaceAgeStasis: An InvokedTrope by the Protectorate in the early days of interstellar travel; they conned all the would-be SpaceCossacks into leaving EarthThatUsedToBeBetter on {{Sleeper Starship}}s, then created a PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny while they were slept.in transit.
26th Feb '18 6:47:02 PM Kalaong
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* SpaceAgeStasis: An InvokedTrope by the Protectorate in the early days of interstellar travel; they conned all the would-be SpaceCossacks into leaving EarthThatUsedToBeBetter on {{Sleeper Starship}}s, then created a PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny while they were slept.
-->'''Laurens Bancroft''': The young of spirit, the adventurous, all left on the ships in droves. They were encouraged to leave. Those who stayed were the stolid, the obedient, the limited. I watched it happen, and at the time I was glad, because it made carving out an empire so much easier. Now, I wonder if it was worth the price we paid. Culture fell in on itself, grappled after norms to live by, settled for the old and familiar. Rigid morality, rigid law. The UN declarations fossilised into global conformity, there was a sort of supracultural straitjacket, and with an inherent fear of what might be borne from the colonies, the Protectorate arose while the ships were still in flight. When the first of them made planetfall, their stored peoples woke into a prepared tyranny.
17th Feb '18 5:20:51 AM JackG
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* ArtifactOfDoom: Lampshaded with the Martian [[spoiler: war]]ship. [[spoiler:The Kempists who originally found it were planning to use the spaceship as a bargaining chip. On realising they had a warship of vastly superior technology which they could use to smash the United Nations, they became DrunkWithPower until Tanya decided to KillEmAll to prevent a massacre.]]

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* ArtifactOfDoom: Lampshaded with the Martian [[spoiler: war]]ship. [[spoiler:The Kempists who originally found it were planning to use the spaceship as a bargaining chip. On realising they had a warship of vastly superior technology which they could use to smash the United Nations, Nations Protectorate, they became DrunkWithPower until Tanya decided to KillEmAll to prevent a massacre.]]



* DisproportionateRetribution: [[spoiler: Takeshi massacres an entire troop of Wedge soldiers to avenge a friend despite none of them having anything to do with it.]]

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* DisproportionateRetribution: DisproportionateRetribution:
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[[spoiler: Takeshi massacres an entire troop of Wedge soldiers to avenge a friend despite none of them having anything to do with it.]]
17th Feb '18 5:18:46 AM JackG
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* ArtifactOfDoom: The Martian [[spoiler: war]]ship turns out to be this.

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* ArtifactOfDoom: The Lampshaded with the Martian [[spoiler: war]]ship turns out war]]ship. [[spoiler:The Kempists who originally found it were planning to be this.use the spaceship as a bargaining chip. On realising they had a warship of vastly superior technology which they could use to smash the United Nations, they became DrunkWithPower until Tanya decided to KillEmAll to prevent a massacre.]]
7th Feb '18 9:08:48 AM CaptainCrawdad
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It was announced in January of 2016 that Creator/{{Netflix}} will be streaming a 10-episode [[Series/AlteredCarbon series]] based on the first book called ''Series/AlteredCarbon'' starring Creator/JoelKinnaman, which will be written and executive produced by Laeta Kalogridis for Skydance Television. She will also serve as showrunner. The first trailer is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM7Eob4YFDQ here]]. The series became available online on February 2, 2018.

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It was announced in January of 2016 that Creator/{{Netflix}} will be streaming a 10-episode A [[Series/AlteredCarbon series]] television series adaptation]] based on the first book called ''Series/AlteredCarbon'' starring Creator/JoelKinnaman, which will be written and executive produced by Laeta Kalogridis for Skydance Television. She will also serve as showrunner. The first trailer is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM7Eob4YFDQ here]]. The series became available online was released on February 2, Creator/{{Netflix}} in 2018.
7th Feb '18 8:51:51 AM CaptainCrawdad
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The first book, ''Altered Carbon''(2002), sees Kovacs brought out of digitised storage (used as punishment for crimes) and sent to Earth to work as a private detective for a super-wealthy 'Meth' (from 'Methuselah'); someone rich and powerful enough to afford to live for several lifetimes, repeatedly downloading themselves into fresh bodies. The Meth, Laurens Bancroft, has recently returned from the dead (thanks to a personality backup) after an apparent suicide, but maintains that he would never kill himself. Due to the backup schedule he is missing the 48 hours prior to his death. He hires Kovacs to find out who killed him and why.

The second book, ''Broken Angels''(2003), is a war story set on the planet Sanction IV. Kovacs is now serving in a mercenary unit fighting for the UN against the native rebels of the planet, when he encounters a pilot named Jan Schneider, who is looking for protection for an expedition to exploit a Martian artifact discovered just before the war broke out. Kovacs helps Schneider break out the archeologist who led the initial expedition from a POW camp, and the trio them embark on a mission to find a corporate sponsor to finance their mission.

The third book, ''Woken Furies''(2005), finds Kovacs back on his homeworld of Harlan's World, a largely aquatic planet colonised by Japanese and Slavs. The book begins as a RoaringRampageOfRevenge as Kovacs hunts down members of a Church who sentenced a former partner of his to death, but he soon becomes involved in a growing revolutionary plot to overthrow the UN-backed government.

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The first book, ''Altered Carbon''(2002), Carbon'' (2002), sees Kovacs brought out of digitised storage (used as punishment for crimes) and sent to Earth to work as a private detective for a super-wealthy 'Meth' (from 'Methuselah'); someone rich and powerful enough to afford to live for several lifetimes, repeatedly downloading themselves into fresh bodies. The Meth, Laurens Bancroft, has recently returned from the dead (thanks to a personality backup) after an apparent suicide, but maintains that he would never kill himself. Due to the backup schedule he is missing the 48 hours prior to his death. He hires Kovacs to find out who killed him and why.

The second book, ''Broken Angels''(2003), Angels'' (2003), is a war story set on the planet Sanction IV. Kovacs is now serving in a mercenary unit fighting for the UN against the native rebels of the planet, when he encounters a pilot named Jan Schneider, who is looking for protection for an expedition to exploit a Martian artifact discovered just before the war broke out. Kovacs helps Schneider break out the archeologist who led the initial expedition from a POW camp, and the trio them embark on a mission to find a corporate sponsor to finance their mission.

The third book, ''Woken Furies''(2005), Furies'' (2005), finds Kovacs back on his homeworld of Harlan's World, a largely aquatic planet colonised by Japanese and Slavs. The book begins as a RoaringRampageOfRevenge as Kovacs hunts down members of a Church who sentenced a former partner of his to death, but he soon becomes involved in a growing revolutionary plot to overthrow the UN-backed government.
5th Feb '18 7:50:26 PM Kalaong
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* {{Zeerust}}: An example of how ''fast'' this can happen; Morgan wrote the trilogy from 2002/2005 -- just ''twelve years ago'', but still well before [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3D_bioprinting 3D bioprinting]] and TheMetaverse became buzzwords -- making his universe's demand for natural aged humans and clones for sleeves look rather quaint when sleeves could be printed on demand or even forgone entirely in favor of a VRMMO simulation for sleeveless stacks to populate. The [[Series/AlteredCarbon Netflix series]] makes good attempts to HandWave this with bioprinters being heavily regulated to prevent "identity theft" and an {{Alternet}} full of stack-annihilating malware.[[/folder]]

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* {{Zeerust}}: An example of how ''fast'' this can happen; Morgan wrote the trilogy from 2002/2005 -- just ''twelve years ago'', a little over a ''decade'' ago, but still well before [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3D_bioprinting 3D bioprinting]] and TheMetaverse became buzzwords -- making his universe's demand for natural aged humans and clones for sleeves look rather quaint when sleeves could be printed on demand or even forgone entirely in favor of a VRMMO simulation for sleeveless stacks to populate. The [[Series/AlteredCarbon Netflix series]] makes good attempts to HandWave this with bioprinters being heavily regulated to prevent "identity theft" and an {{Alternet}} full of stack-annihilating malware.[[/folder]]
4th Feb '18 6:44:29 PM zarpaulus
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** Alcatraz island itself has been converted into a secure storage facility for the Bancroft family's backup clones.
4th Feb '18 1:44:25 AM Kalaong
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* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: Elias Ryker. Frequently referenced, Ryker is currently "on stack"- imprisoned in a digital environment- for murder and fraud. [[spoiler: In a unique twist, his ''body'' is actually present the whole time, it being the sleeve into which Kovacs' mind is implanted.]]

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* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: Elias Ryker. Frequently referenced, Ryker is currently "on stack"- imprisoned in a digital environment- stack" -- removed from his body -- for murder and fraud. [[spoiler: In a unique twist, his ''body'' is actually present the whole time, it being the sleeve into which Kovacs' mind is implanted.]]



* {{Zeerust}}: An example of how ''fast'' this can happen; Morgan wrote the trilogy from 2002/2005 -- just ''twelve years ago'', but still well before [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3D_bioprinting 3D bioprinting]] and TheMetaverse became buzzwords -- making his universe's demand for natural aged humans and clones for sleeves look rather quaint. The [[Series/AlteredCarbon Netflix series]] makes good attempts to HandWave this with bioprinters being heavily regulated to prevent "identity theft" and an {{Alternet}} full of stack-annihilating malware.[[/folder]]

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* {{Zeerust}}: An example of how ''fast'' this can happen; Morgan wrote the trilogy from 2002/2005 -- just ''twelve years ago'', but still well before [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3D_bioprinting 3D bioprinting]] and TheMetaverse became buzzwords -- making his universe's demand for natural aged humans and clones for sleeves look rather quaint.quaint when sleeves could be printed on demand or even forgone entirely in favor of a VRMMO simulation for sleeveless stacks to populate. The [[Series/AlteredCarbon Netflix series]] makes good attempts to HandWave this with bioprinters being heavily regulated to prevent "identity theft" and an {{Alternet}} full of stack-annihilating malware.[[/folder]]
3rd Feb '18 8:38:05 PM Kalaong
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* {{Zeerust}}: An example of how ''fast'' this can happen; Morgan wrote the trilogy from 2002/2005 -- well before [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3D_bioprinting 3D bioprinting]] and TheMetaverse became buzzwords -- making his universe's demand for natural aged humans and clones for sleeves look rather quaint. The [[Series/AlteredCarbon Netflix series]] makes good attempts to HandWave this with bioprinters being heavily regulated to prevent "identity theft" and an {{Alternet}} full of stack-annihilating malware.[[/folder]]

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* {{Zeerust}}: An example of how ''fast'' this can happen; Morgan wrote the trilogy from 2002/2005 -- just ''twelve years ago'', but still well before [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3D_bioprinting 3D bioprinting]] and TheMetaverse became buzzwords -- making his universe's demand for natural aged humans and clones for sleeves look rather quaint. The [[Series/AlteredCarbon Netflix series]] makes good attempts to HandWave this with bioprinters being heavily regulated to prevent "identity theft" and an {{Alternet}} full of stack-annihilating malware.[[/folder]]
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