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The Causal Angel
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With his infectious love of storytelling in all its forms, his rich characterization, and his unrivalled grasp of cutting-edge science, Hannu Rajaniemi has swiftly set a new benchmark for SF in the twenty-first century. 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 before he's done.
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Unabridged
Street Date:
07/15/2014
Language:
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ISBN:
9781494522452
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Hannu Rajaniemi. (2014). The Causal Angel. Unabridged Tantor Media, Inc.

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Hannu Rajaniemi. 2014. The Causal Angel. Tantor Media, Inc.

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Hannu Rajaniemi, The Causal Angel. Tantor Media, Inc, 2014.

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Hannu Rajaniemi. The Causal Angel. Unabridged Tantor Media, Inc, 2014.

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        Rajaniemi's largely satisfying third and final tale of posthuman gentleman thief Jean le Flambeur (after The Quantum Thief and The Fractal Prince) occasionally gets a bit muddled as the plot hits its crescendo. After Jean's rescuer and employer, Mieli, is cast into space, Jean concocts a plan to rescue her with the assistance of former nemesis Matjek, now reincarnated as a child. Meanwhile, Mieli is drawn into the conflict between the Zoku and the Sobornost via the Great Game, and Joséphine, who instigated the events that launched the series, continues her machinations. Rajaniemi's distant future is filled with duplicated bodies and quantum prisons, and at times the relentless terminology ("Founder gogol," "Wang bullet," "qupt") begs for exposition, but context generally prevails for the patient reader, especially one who's read the earlier books. One weakness is the early death of a character who'd seemed destined for more, a symptom of loose ends being too aggressively tied up. But Rajaniemi still offers a thrilling final ride, and fans will walk away satisfied.

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      • content: The final book in Finnish author Rajaniemi's trilogy begins as the universe's final battle looms. Narrator Roger Wayne's well-paced reading suits the introspective journeys of the story's introspective protagonists. Having failed in his latest scheme, master thief Jean le Flambeur seeks not only to be redeemed but also to rescue his partner, Mieli, who makes an attractive target for almost every group involved in the war. Listeners unused to conceptual science fiction may find themselves struggling to grasp parts of the plot as the story moves around in time and portrays various warring groups. Starting with the first book in the trilogy, THE QUANTAM THIEF, is strongly recommended. J.M. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine
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