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Publisher Comments:

“The good thing is, no one will ever die again. The bad thing is, everyone will want to.”

A physicist receives a mysterious paper. The ideas in it are far, far ahead of current thinking and quite, quite terrifying. In a city of “fast ones,” shadow players, and jinni, two sisters contemplate a revolution.

And on the edges of reality a thief, helped by a sardonic ship, is trying to break into a Schrödinger box for his patron. In the box is his freedom. Or not.

Jean de Flambeur is back. And hes running out of time.

In The Fractal Prince, Hannu Rajaniemis sparkling follow-up to the critically acclaimed international sensation The Quantum Thief, he returns to his awe-inspiring vision of the universe…and we discover what the future held for Earth.

Review:

"Rajaniemi's fun if sometimes torturously convoluted follow-up to 2011's The Quantum Thief returns to the adventures of Jean le Flambeur, posthuman master thief, still unable to remember much of his past and now forced to work for space captain Mieli and her goddess/debtor Joséphine Pellegrini. On Earth, meanwhile, Tawaddud Gomelez schemes to advance her powerful father's political fortunes and put behind her a blemished past that includes a dalliance with a jinni. Rajaniemi plays with Arabian Nights references, from a character named Dunyazad, after Scheherazade's sister, to multilayered storytelling, but these elements never quite work alongside the hard postsingularity SF of Jean's story. The plot can get muddled as a result, but Rajaniemi's witty language ('On the day the Hunter comes for me, I am killing ghost cats from the Schrödinger Box') and charmingly wry hero will make the read well worth the effort for the first installment's fans. Agent: John Jarrold, John Jarrold Literary Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Born and raised in Finland, HANNU RAJANIEMI lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he is a founding director of a financial consultancy, ThinkTank Maths. He is the holder of several advanced degrees in mathematics and physics. Multilingual from an early age, he writes his science fiction in English. He is the author of The Quantum Thief, The Fractal Prince and The Causal Angel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780765329509
Author:
Rajaniemi, Hannu
Publisher:
Tor Books
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction/Cyberpunk
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Jean le Flambeur
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20121131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Rajaniemi's fun if sometimes torturously convoluted follow-up to 2011's The Quantum Thief returns to the adventures of Jean le Flambeur, posthuman master thief, still unable to remember much of his past and now forced to work for space captain Mieli and her goddess/debtor Joséphine Pellegrini. On Earth, meanwhile, Tawaddud Gomelez schemes to advance her powerful father's political fortunes and put behind her a blemished past that includes a dalliance with a jinni. Rajaniemi plays with Arabian Nights references, from a character named Dunyazad, after Scheherazade's sister, to multilayered storytelling, but these elements never quite work alongside the hard postsingularity SF of Jean's story. The plot can get muddled as a result, but Rajaniemi's witty language ('On the day the Hunter comes for me, I am killing ghost cats from the Schrödinger Box') and charmingly wry hero will make the read well worth the effort for the first installment's fans. Agent: John Jarrold, John Jarrold Literary Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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