The Fractal Prince by Hannu Rajaniemi

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Often beautiful, it's also, often, rather stiff: a complex but inert piece of art, a mannequin rather than a real boy.
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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.

 

About Hannu Rajaniemi

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Born and raised in Finland, HANNU RAJANIEMI lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he is a founding director of a financial consultancy, ThinkTank Maths. He is the holder of several advanced degrees in mathematics and physics. Multilingual from an early age, he writes his science fiction in English.
 
Published September 27, 2012 by Tor Books. 311 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math, Action & Adventure. Fiction
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Reviewed by Adam Roberts on Sep 26 2012

Often beautiful, it's also, often, rather stiff: a complex but inert piece of art, a mannequin rather than a real boy.

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