The Fractal Prince
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"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 he's running out of time.
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 discover what the future held for Earth.
Publishers Weekly Review
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The Fractal Prince
If you love far future extrapolations, hard sci-fi, engaging plotting & a decent cast of characters you'll love this book & it's predecessor The Quantum Thief. Rajaniemi is creative and a good storyteller along the lines of Charles stross.
Arthur C. Clarke once said that any sufficiently advance technology would be indistinguishable from magic. The author puts this into practice in a book full of magic disguised as science. Like William Gibson who invented this genre, his prose is beautiful, like poetry. The novel is brilliant, but the ending is so obscure I'm still not sure what exactly happened. I would say a read of the Quantum Thief is a prerequisite to understanding this sequel. If you liked the first book, hop on for this magic carpet ride. I look forward to the final installment of this trilogy.
- Category: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
- Published: Sep 27, 2012
- Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
- Seller: Macmillan / Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
- Print Length: 250 Pages
- Language: English