Second on the block is “The Quantum Thief” by newcomer Hannu Rajaniemi, due from Gollancz in the UK this September. —— if you dropped Greg Egan’s hard physics chops into a rebooted Finnish version of Al Reynolds with the writing talent of a Ted Chiang you’d begin to get a rough approximation of the scale of his talent —— I think Hannu’s going to revolutionize hard SF when he hits his stride. Hard to admit, but I think he’s better at this stuff than I am. And “The Quantum Thief” is the best first SF novel I’ve read in many years.(Sidenote: Gummerus will publish The Quantum Thief in Finnish in spring 2011.)
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Stross on Rajaniemi
Charlie Stross on what should be on the next year’s Hugo novel shortlist:
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