Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Stross on Rajaniemi

Charlie Stross on what should be on the next year’s Hugo novel shortlist:
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.)

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