The spectacular follow-up to The Quantum Thief and The Fractal Prince — a high-velocity adventure in the post-human future
With his infectious love of storytelling in all its forms, his rich characterization and his unrivaled grasp of thrillingly bizarre cutting-edge science, Hannu Rajaniemi swiftly set a new benchmark for SF in the 21st century. Now, with his third novel, he completes the tale of the many lives, and minds, of gentleman rogue Jean de Flambeur.
Influenced as much by the fin de siècle novels of Maurice leBlanc as he is by the greats of SF, Rajaniemi weaves intricate, warm capers through dazzling science, extraordinary visions of a wild future,and deep conjectures on the nature of reality and story.
In The Causal Angel we will discover the ultimate fates of Jean, his employer Miele, the independently minded ship Perhonnen, and the rest of a fractured and diverse humanity flung throughout the solar system.
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.
| 7/10 | HourglassEyes |
September 27, 2014
I salute Rajaniemi for writing this series. Even though there are parts of the story I really don't understand (Some of the story's physics go sooo over my head), the journey with Jean de Flambeur has been truly worth of reading. Excellent scifi and intriguing tale!Review