Talk:Richard K. Morgan

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Do you have a source for that quote? Ninebelow 17:25, 7 Mar 2005 (UTC)

It was in an interview, which I read on --Shimbo 09:56, 8 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Market Forces could be a prequel to the other three novels (there are many references to Mars in MF, for example, and Shorn Investments is mentioned in Woken Furies). This is completly hypothetical on my part as far as I know, but the possibility's there. Ewan 14:41, 1 May 2006 (UTC)

I thought everyone believed Market Forces was a prequel? It really is quite obvious in my opinion. -- 15:42, 3 May 2006 (UTC)

Given that at one point the protagonist describes reading 'Altered Carbon' it seems far from obvious to me. Shimbo 20:03, 3 May 2006 (UTC)
Way, WAY too many co-incidences. -- 01:29, 4 May 2006 (UTC)
here's richard morgan on the subject --Death to poets 14:25, 20 July 2006 (UTC)
It seems quite clear to me that there is a general continuity in the books, which sets the Kovacs novels in the same 'universe' as both 'Market Forces' and 'Black Man/Thirteen'. The reference to the protagonist in arket forces reading Altered Carbon is there, true, but I think almost as a knowing aside, a sort of in-joke. (talk) 10:04, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
I agree that it can be seen that way. Unfortunately the author himself disagrees. IMO the author may have started writing Black Man with the idea that it was a prequel to the Kovacs novels (there are hints e.g. the Bancroft family is mentioned, one character talks about how 'soon' it will be possible to upload your memories to avoid death) but then decided that it constrained him too much. That is pure speculation on my part though. Also, apparently the date that the Martian relics were discovered in the Kovacs novels is before the date Black Man/Thirteen is set. Market Forces was first written long before the Kovacs novels (although published after) and IMO there's no deliberate connection. --Shimbo (talk) 19:21, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

Studying Economics?[edit]

The article had this quote (apparently dispute if Morgan was studying economics):

Spoke to Richard on Saturday at Eastercon (15/04/06) in Glasgow. His wife and not Richard is doing the Economics Course. According to him.

I've removed the disputed line and this comment. Nloth 03:15, 23 May 2006 (UTC)

ISBN and other stuff...[edit]

I changed the "Thirteen" ISBN was for isbn europe (American title..hah) and didn't search right for most searches including Fixed.

2nd I added a 'see also' wiki heading. And mentioned the philip k. dick awards. I am probably not the first to point out that ANCHORS suck rocks - in wikipedia/media-wiki. It says you can either use the auto-heading ( == MyCustomHeading == ), or create: <div id="Richard_Morgan"></div> <- Something like that. At any rate I tried to get it to point to the year 2003 (year he won for Altered.) And this is tough as it is a "Table" and can't use headings.. Urggg. Oh well, the anchor is there, still doesn't work (I edited Philip_k_Dick) to no avail.....They ,ave have "div id's" off on here?????

Brady M. Shea 06:31, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

I've fixed it. I used a span tag rather than a div, since we didn't need a new block-level thing and enclosed the title rather than place it after, so that the title wasn't off the screen when you go to the anchor. I've also adjusted the link on this article accordingly. -- Jon Dowland 13:15, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

User:mchanoff 6 August 2008

I wanted to change a sentence a bit and add a citation: Morgan's third, and he has stated "probably the last{}, Kovacs novel Woken Furies was released in the UK in March 2005 and in the U.S. in September 2005.

however, this is the first time I've tried to alter anything on wikipedia and I'm not sure how to add the citation so that it reads correctly. Any help? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mchanoff (talkcontribs) 23:20, 6 August 2008 (UTC)

Publication dates[edit]

Is the month of publication really important? Do we have to say "Black Man ... was released in May 2007 in the UK and June 2007 in the USA" - wouldn't it be perfectly adequate to simply say "Black Man ... was released in 2007"?? Likewise, "The Steel Remains ... was first in August 2008". I don't think the specific month of publication adds anything to he article, and it just makes it longer to read each sentence. Stroller (talk) 22:59, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

New Dark Defiles Date[edit]

The link giving the release date for The Dark Defiles now has the release date in April 2014, so I've updated the year accordingly. (talk) 12:41, 20 September 2013 (UTC)

page not found[edit]

the fst reference link gives a "page not found" — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:13, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

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