Deadline reports that Richard Morgan's sci-fi novel Altered Carbon is on track to become a Netflix series.

Altered Carbon is a cyberpunk detective thriller in the style of William Gibson about digital immortality in a world 500 years from now. It's a spectacular, fun novel and you should give it a try. Adaptations are a fine thing — Netflix has a pretty good track record when it comes to their programming — but a year from now, when everybody is talking about Altered Carbon, you're going to want to read the original. Read it now so you're ahead of the curve and so that you don't have to buy the crappy tie-in cover with a photo of TV stars and a Netflix logo plastered on the front of the book. You've been warned.