Friday, January 18, 2013

#2: The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi

In the far-flung future, a dashing thief is sprung from an inescapable prison in order to complete a mysterious mission in Hannu Rajaniemi's The Quantum Thief.

Our tarnished protagonist takes off in a sentient spaceship to the great walking city of Mars, where he is pursued by a dogged local detective (who himself is aided by a post-human girlfriend and a gaggle of masked superhero-like vigilantes). 

As you might suspect this is quite a genre-bender, mixing Alexander Dumas with Neal Stephenson and Donald Westlake with Philip K. Dick.

I bought this on a whim at a goodbye price for my beloved Kindle and found it dense and rewarding and one of my favorite reads of recent memory.  Recommended for fans of cerebral sci-fi. 

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