Friday, December 28, 2012

Book Beginnings: The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi

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."


  1. I am pretty confused by your opening quote. Hope the book starts to open up for you.

    This is my first time participating in Book Beginnings for at least a half a year so I am just getting back into the swing of things. I hope you drop by and visit my blog, too.


  2. Hmmm. Wondering who (what?) the warmind is?

    Here is my Friday Post. If you'd like to take a peek.

  3. This is the second post about this book that Ive seen today. I may have to look into it more.

    I love your description of speed dating a stack of books!

    Have a happy New Year! Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings and I hope you join in again in 2013!

    1. I always have too many books to read, so speed-dating helps me pick which one I'm most excited by. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Small talk before a shootout doesn't sound like a good strategy to me!

    Happy New Year!

    Shirley @ My Bookshelf

  5. I hadn't heard of this novel before - sounds very interesting - enjoy!

  6. I have this in my TBR stack. I remember I started it when it came but for some reason put it aside. Thanks for visiting. I looked for a search feature on your blog. I finished The Mad Scientist's Daughter and wondered if you had a review.


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