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Richard Morgan uses his Takeshi Kovacs character in two more books, too.

Broken Angels
Woken Furies

If his Wikipedia page is to be believed, Morgan is enigmatic. He imagines and envisions environments that are not mainstream.

Genre: postcyberpunk

The settings are "extropianist dystopian" environments - a description which seems almost oxymoronic to me?
Extropian - rational thinking, practical optimism
Distopian - disfunctional societies, much suffering, etc

So "extropianist dystopian" means the best disfunctional future we can expect from a practical optimistic POV?

His philosophy about society in general, <with which I happen to agree>:
Society is, always has been and always will be a structure for the exploitation and oppression of the majority through systems of political force dictated by an élite, enforced by thugs, uniformed or not, and upheld by a wilful ignorance and stupidity on the part of the majority whom the system oppresses.

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