With his infectious love of
storytelling in all its forms, his rich characterization, and his unrivaled
grasp of thrillingly bizarre cutting-edge science, Hannu Rajaniemi swiftly set
a new benchmark for science fiction in the twenty-first century. Now, with his
third novel, he completes the tale of the many lives, and minds, of gentleman
rogue Jean le Flambeur.
Rajaniemi’s future is one in
which quantum effects can be manipulated by the powerful to unknowable ends; an
era in which some are gods and billions of others are enslaved for the
processing power of their brains; where in the inner solar system, the once-human
Sobornost endlessly iterate themselves in vast, planet-sized guberniyas, while casually running experiments on the
photosphere of the sun.
In this world, Jean le
Flambeur has broken out of a virtual prison and, later, into the mind of a
living god. Now his one-time rescuer, the warrior Mieli, is a prisoner herself.
To get her back, Jean will need tools: a quantum pyramid scheme, a pair of
physical bodies, a nugget of computronium, a bunch of entangled EPR pairs, and
a few very special hydrogen bombs.
Jean le Flambeur, gentleman
adventurer, is back. The solar system will tremble from one end to the other
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