I stumbled across a blog that had posted a book beginning, and it led me to the Rose City Reader blog. I may not remember every Friday, but what better way to spread reading envy than to share an excerpt from what I'm reading or reading next?
This Friday I am returning to The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi. I read the first chapter last weekend as I speed dated a big stack of books, but I could tell it was going to take more focus then I had at the beginning of a vacation at the end of a long year.
I'm not certain how I first learned of this book since I've had it on my to-read list for a long time, but when I was sent a review copy of The Fractal Prince, I quickly realized it was book #2 of a trilogy and hunted down The Quantum Thief.
At this point, I'm as much fascinated with the author as with the concept of the book. He is a mathematician by training, and founder of ThinkTank Maths. I'm expecting the book to be heavy on the math and science side of things. He is from Finland, lives in Edinburgh, and publishes in Finnish and English.
Without further ado, here is the beginning of The Quantum Thief!
"As always, before the warmind and I shoot each other, I try to make small talk."