Friday, 21 December 2012

The Fractal Prince

The Fractal Prince by Hannu Rajaniemi continues on from the earlier book Quantum Thief. Advance technology and post singularity humanity taking on god-like qualities and even people calling them gods and goddesses. War between the 'gods' is a central theme.

This is a good read, and enjoyed it but it is not an easy read the perspectives that the story is written from flips mid chapter and that can take some getting use to it. What exactly the thief Jean le Flambeur actually is, is not entirely clear. The war between the gods element is not some throw back to ancient Greece (though the temples are there) but a war of post-singularity entities.

Both this and Quantum Thief are really good hard sci-fi reads, that also works as a fast paced adventure. I look forward to the next Jean le Flambeur book the character is so good it would be a pity if more didn't follow.

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