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Praise for The Quantum Thief:
“Spectacularly and convincingly inventive, assured and wholly spellbdinding: one of the most impressive debuts in years.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“A stellar debut.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Outstanding… A storytelling skill rarely found from even the most experienced authors.”
—Library Journal, starred review
"The best first SF novel I’ve read in years. Hard to admit, but I think he’s better at this stuff than I am.” —Charles Stross
“Rajaniemi has spectacularly delivered on the promise that this is likely to be the most important SF novel we’ll see this year.” —Locus
“Absolutely incredible… Endlessly inventive and compulsively readable. It’s one of the best books of the year.” —RT Book Reviews, Top Pick
The Fractal Prince is the most important science fiction book of 2012 in the same way that The Quantum Thief was of 2011.
Heavily used terms are largely explained until past the halfway point of the book, and even then it is difficult to fully appreciate them.
One of the reasons I read non-fiction and classics is that they tend to challenge me more than the books I enjoy reading the most.
A mind bending take on One Thousand and One Nights blended with enough sci-fi to be indistinguishable from magic.
Hard to follow but a wonderful ride none the less.
Hannibal Rajaniemi is a thief of time, my time and I hope yours as well. Something is left in its place but it's more fragile than plot (though there is a cliff hanger) yet clearer... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
A book to read and re-read as the future of hard-SF, space opera, and fantasy find their shared future history and common home. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Stuart
I have to read every one the these twice. It isn't until the 2nd time that I can actually take in the books. Read morePublished 1 month ago by James Jr A. Batson
The action gets more breathless as two post-human super-entities battle it out for survival.
There are echoes of Arabian, Oriental and Indian mythology. Read more
Not easy, but go with it, and much becomes clear. The rewards are immense as the story falls into place. A work of genius.Published 2 months ago by bartman
Terrible book. I could not get into it at all and found it very complicated. Perhaps it is not for me as I bought this book by accident.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Character development not as consistent or engaging as 1st book complexities make comprehension difficult for an intermittent read 3 starsPublished 2 months ago by denis costello
Kurzweilian fantasy meets with posthuman politics, rampant feral nanotechnology and a touch of the gentleman antihero. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Steve Fisher