Black Man

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Black Man
Black Man cover (Amazon).jpg
AuthorRichard Morgan
CountryGreat Britain
GenreScience fiction
PublisherVictor Gollancz Ltd
Publication date
17 May 2007
Media typePrint (Hardcover & Paperback)
Pages560 pp (Hardcover)
546 (Paperback)
ISBN0-575-07513-9 (UK Hardcover)
ISBN 0-575-07813-8 (UK Paperback)
ISBN 0-345-48525-4 (US Hardcover)

Black Man (published as Thirteen in North America) is a 2007 science fiction novel by the British author Richard Morgan.[1] It won the 2008 Arthur C. Clarke Award.[2]


Carl Marsalis is a selectively bred human ("genetic variant") known as a "Thirteen", characterized by high aggression and low sociability. Bred to serve in a military capacity, Thirteens were later confined on reservations or exiled to Mars. Carl, having won by lottery the right to return from Mars, works covertly, tracking down renegade Thirteens.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Black man". Google Books. Retrieved 27 April 2010.
  2. ^ Murray, Matthew (19 April 2010). "'Crysis 2' Will Move to the Urban Jungle". PC Magazine. Retrieved 27 April 2010.