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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 book is still a challenging read, very I thought, and chaotic.
Heavily used terms are largely explained until past the halfway point of the book, and even then it is difficult to fully appreciate them.
The Fractal Prince is the most important science fiction book of 2012 in the same way that The Quantum Thief was of 2011.
Quite extraordinary, like its predecessor The Quantum Thief.
Rajaniemi has more wild ideas per chapter than any writer since I don't know when. Read more
I enjoy a challenging SF read as much as anyone, but there has to be some way to understand what the author is talking about, and that never happens here. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Radfahrer
Very different fro the first book, but very exciting and breathtaking.Published 2 months ago by labria
Hannu Rajaniemi had managed to do something unique in SF: to write a hard-SF novel in a far-future, post-human, post-singularity world. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Tudor Ciocarlie
Quantum foamy fantasy! Charming characters, vivid and wild virtual realities, complex motives, numerous foes, few friends, threats aplenty, and a thief who believes he can navigate... Read morePublished 2 months ago by factoid junkie
very fine,not as good as his first but more than good enough for 5 stars.Published 2 months ago by B. Knight
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 3 months 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 4 months ago by Stuart