On the day the Hunter comes for me, I am killing ghost cats from the Schrödinger Box.
On the edges of physical space a thief, helped by a sardonic ship, is trying to break into a Schrödinger box.
He is doing the job for his patron, and owner of the ship, Mieli. In the box is his freedom. Or not.
The box is protected by codes that twist logic and sanity. And the ship is under attack.
The thief is nearly dead, the ship is being eaten alive.
Jean de Flambeur is running out of time. All of him.
And on earth, two sisters in a city of fast ones, shadow players and jinni contemplate a revolution.
There are many more stories than can be told even in a thousand nights and one night, but these two stories will twist, and combine. And reality will spiral.
In Hannu Rajaniemi's sparkling follow-up to the critically acclaimed, international sensation THE QUANTUM THIEF, he returns to his awe-inspiring vision of the universe and we find out what the future held for Earth.
Hannu Rajaniemi (born 1978) is Scottish-based Finnish SF writer. Rajaniemi's short fiction has featured in Interzone, Finnish magazines, the anthology Nova Scotia and two Best of the Year SF anthologies. Hannu has a Ph. D. in string theory and is a co-founder of ThinkTank Maths Limited, a technology consultancy.
Hannu Rajaniemi's favorite word is lumi.
Jean le Flambeur :: Series
Also known as The Quantum Thief Trilogy.
The gentleman rogue Jean de Flambeur is part mind burglar, part confidence artist. He’s known throughout the Heterarchy for his amazing galactic exploits, like breaking into the vast Inner System of Zuesbrains. In the first book of Hannu Rajaniemi’s trilogy, The Quantum Thief, Jean Le Flambeur’s trapped inside the Dilemma Prison, and must wake up every morning to kill himself before his other self can kill him. Filled with mind-bending science, plus mediations on the nature of reality, these interstellar capers are reminiscent of Maurice Leblanc and the science fictional greats.