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The Quantum Thief

The Quantum Thief

(2010)
(The first book in the Quantum Thief series)
A novel by

 

"The best first SF novel I've read in years. Hard to admit, but I think he's better at this stuff than I am."
Charles Stross


Jean le Flambeur is a post-human criminal, mind burglar, confidence artist, and trickster. His origins are shrouded in mystery, but his exploits 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. Now he's confined inside the Dilemma Prison, where every day he has to get up and kill himself before his other self can kill him.

Rescued by the mysterious Mieli and her flirtatious spacecraft, Jean is taken to the Oubliette, the Moving City of Mars, where time is currency, memories are treasures, and a moon-turnedsingularity lights the night. What Mieli offers is the chance to win back his freedom and the powers of his old self - in exchange for finishing the one heist he never quite managed.

As Jean undertakes a series of capers on behalf of Mieli and her mysterious masters, elsewhere in the Oubliette investigator Isidore Beautrelet is called in to investigate the murder of a chocolatier, and finds himself on the trail of an arch-criminal, a man named le Flambeur..

The Quantum Thief is a crazy joyride through the solar system several centuries hence, a world of marching cities, ubiquitous public-key encryption, people communicating by sharing memories, and a race of hyper-advanced humans who originated as MMORPG guild members. But for all its wonders, it is also a story powered by very human motives of betrayal, revenge, and jealousy. It is a stunning debut.

Genre: Science Fiction
 
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Hardback Editions

August 2011 : Hardback
Title: The Quantum Thief
Author(s): Hannu Rajaniemi
ISBN: 1410439704 / 9781410439703 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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May 2011 : Hardback
Title: The Quantum Thief
Author(s): Hannu Rajaniemi
ISBN: 0765329492 / 9780765329493 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon UK   

August 2010 : Hardback
Title: The Quantum Thief
Author(s): Hannu Rajaniemi
ISBN: 0575088877 / 9780575088870 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon CA   Amazon UK   Amazon   

Paperback Editions

August 2014 : Paperback
Title: The Quantum Thief (Jean le Flambeur)
Author(s): Hannu Rajaniemi
ISBN: 0765375885 / 9780765375889 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

January 2012 : Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Quantum Thief (Jean Le Flambeur)
Author(s): Hannu Rajaniemi
ISBN: 0765367661 / 9780765367662 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

November 2011 : Paperback
Title: The Quantum Thief
Author(s): Hannu Rajaniemi
ISBN: 0575088893 / 9780575088894 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon CA   Amazon   Amazon UK   

August 2010 : Paperback
Title: The Quantum Thief
Author(s): Hannu Rajaniemi
ISBN: 0575088885 / 9780575088887 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon CA   Amazon UK   Amazon   

Kindle Editions

May 2011 : Kindle edition
Title: The Quantum Thief (Jean le Flambeur)
Author(s): Hannu Rajaniemi
ISBN: B004ULPVN6
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   

September 2010 : Kindle edition
Title: The Quantum Thief
Author(s): Hannu Rajaniemi
ISBN: B0043M66Y0
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon UK   

 


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