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The Fractal Prince by Hannu Rajaniemi
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Dec 15, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2012-my-best-of, hugo-numbers

Hannu Rajaniemi had managed to do something unique in SF: to write a hard-SF novel in a far-future, post-human, post-singularity world. No other SF writer has had the courage to immerse the science, the narrative and the prose, so deep in the far future. Adam Roberts was right in saying that "there's nothing quite like it in contemporary SF". It's not an easy book, but this is science-fiction at its best and an incredible piece of literature in general.
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December 15, 2011 – Shelved
Started Reading
October 3, 2012 – Finished Reading
October 7, 2012 – Shelved as: hugo-numbers
October 7, 2012 – Shelved as: 2012-my-best-of

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Andrea I'm jealous, mine is on its way from Book Depository. Any good so far?

Tudor Ciocarlie Is's gorgeous! Never read anything like it!

Andrea Should I re-read Quantum Thief first?

Tudor Ciocarlie No, you don't need to. The connections it has with the Quantum Thief (and there are not many, because Quantum was almost a stand-alone novel) are all reexplained in the first chapter.

Andrea excellent!!

Andrea Omg its incredible. I need a drink. Or three. The man is a genius.

Andrea And he explains very little. Im exhausted

Tudor Ciocarlie Yep, this book is really mind-blowing.

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