Long-Awaited Debut: The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi

If you only read one science-fiction mystery this year, make it The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi. In this story, an imprisoned thief is forced to play mind-games with quantum copies of himself, until an unexpected jailbreak leads him to the opportunity of a lifetime. Kirkus, which gave this book a starred review, describes The Quantum Thief as "a sort of paranoid-conspiracy, hard sci-fi whodunit" that is "spectacularly and convincingly inventive, assured, and wholly spellbinding: one of the most impressive debuts in years." The European edition, released in 2010, also garnered praise on sfsite.com. The author, a Finnish resident of Scotland, has a PhD in physics and a day job as a mathematician, so the science underpinning the story is as real as modern knowledge can make it. Reserve this exciting debut today!

No comments:

Post a Comment