The Quantum Thief

  • by Hannu Rajaniemi
  • Narrated by Rupert Degas
  • 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Quantum Thief is a dazzling hard SF novel set in the solar system of the far future - a heist novel peopled by bizarre post-humans but powered by very human motives of betrayal, revenge and jealousy. It is a stunning debut. Jean le Flambeur is a post-human criminal, mind burglar, confidence artist and trickster. His origins are shrouded in mystery, but his exploits are known throughout the Heterarchy - from breaking into the vast Zeusbrains of the Inner System to steal their thoughts, to stealing rare Earth antiques from the aristocrats of the Moving Cities of Mars. Except that Jean made one mistake. Now he is condemned to play endless variations of a game-theoretic riddle in the vast virtual jail of the Axelrod Archons - the Dilemma Prison - against countless copies of himself. Jean's routine of death, defection and cooperation is upset by the arrival of Mieli and her spidership, Perhonen.

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Loved it

Fantastic narration of a marvellous and densely plotted book. highly recommend you pick this one up.
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- Jeremy Szal

Quite brilliant

Great production, voice acting, effects, music and a mesmerising universe. An excellent meditation on layered reality and privacy.
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- Sam Price

Book Details

  • Release Date: 29-11-2011
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Ltd