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The Quantum Thief - Hannu Rajaniemi
The Quantum Thief
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Jean le Flambeur gets up in the morning and has to kill himself before his other self can kill him first. Just another day in the Dilemma Prison. Rescued by the mysterious Mieli and her flirtatious spacecraft, Jean is taken to the Oubliette, the Moving City of Mars, where time is a currency,... show more
Jean le Flambeur gets up in the morning and has to kill himself before his other self can kill him first. Just another day in the Dilemma Prison. Rescued by the mysterious Mieli and her flirtatious spacecraft, Jean is taken to the Oubliette, the Moving City of Mars, where time is a currency, memories are treasures, and a moon-turned-singularity lights the night. Meanwhile, investigator Isidore Beautrelet, called in to investigate the murder of a chocolatier, finds himself on the trail of an arch-criminal, a man named le Flambeur....Indeed, in his many lives, the entity called Jean le Flambeur has been a thief, a confidence artist, a posthuman mind-burgler, and more. His origins are shrouded in mystery, but his deeds are known throughout the Heterarchy, from breaking into the vast Zeusbrains of the Inner System to stealing rare Earth antiques from the aristocrats of Mars. In his last exploit, he managed the supreme feat of hiding the truth about himself from the one person in the solar system hardest to hide from: himself. Now he has the chance to regain himself in all his power—in exchange for finishing the one heist he never quite managed.The Quantum Thief is a breathtaking joyride through the solar system several centuries hence, a world of marching cities, ubiquitous public-key encryption, people who communicate via shared memory, and a race of hyper-advanced humans who originated as an MMORPG guild. But for all its wonders, The Quantum Thief is also a story powered by very human motives of betrayal, jealousy, and revenge. It is a stunning debut.One of Library Journal's Best SF/Fantasy Books of 2011
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780765367662 (0765367661)
ASIN: 0765367661
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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Libromancer's Apprentice
Libromancer's Apprentice rated it
4.5 [Book Review] The Quantum Thief
At it's core, The Quantum Thief is a heist story, but within its post-human setting the object of the heist is nothing so simple as something like the Hope Diamond or a Casino vault. Instead we journey through theft and reclaiming of time and memory. All-in-all, it makes for a blistering smart and...
bookaneer
bookaneer rated it
4.5 "They know me. That makes them bad guys by definition."
If you happen to be a fan of Arsene Lupin, Sherlock Holmes, and hard scifi, then you absolutely need to read this book.If you're not familiar with Lupin, he's the quintessential Gentleman Burglar, an insouciant Frenchman whose talent for disguise and deception is matched only by his enjoyment of cri...
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink rated it
3.0 The Quantum Thief
I honestly don't know what to say about this book. There was so much going on, so many ideas, and so little hand holding that it was a bit like being chucked into the deep end on the first day of swim classes. It's disorienting, and you take on some water, but it's a totally new experience and that ...
Niepamiętnik fprefecta
Niepamiętnik fprefecta rated it
3.0 Kwantowy złodziej
Jest to debiutancka książka Hannu Rajaniemi, który jest doktorem nauk fizycznych. Ma to bezpośredni wpływ na książkę i nie da się tego ukryć. W kakofonii nowych nazw dla gadżetów, takich jak: kwantopunkt, gogole (choć to może być powiązane z "Martwymi duszami" Mikołaja Gogola), wojmózg, intelmateria...
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5.0
After being busted out of the Dilemma Prison by an Oortian warrior named Mieli, legendary master thief Jean Le Flambeur is taken to the Oubliette, one of the Moving Cities of Mars, and is tasked with the ultimate heist. Opposing him is a brilliant young detective named Isidore Beautrelet. But ther...
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