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The Fractal Prince by Hannu Rajaniemi
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Sep 26, 2012

it was amazing

Admittedly even more confusing than the Quantum Thief, but even better in its ability to resurrect an old genre in a vivid and bizarre hard-SF transhumanist future. The ideas are awesome but they notably don't get in the way of the character-driven plot, as we learn much more about Flambeur, Miele and the Founders of Sobornost.

It leaves a whole lot unresolved, which is to be expected of the second part of the trilogy. But consider yourself warned; the ending is not as abrupt as Quantum Thief's but little actually ends.

This is probably the most ridiculous frame tale I've ever read. At some points in the novel you're probably ten frames deep. What's remarkable is how well it works.
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September 26, 2012 – Started Reading
September 26, 2012 – Shelved
September 27, 2012 –
September 28, 2012 – Finished Reading

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