Archive for August, 2010

Review: the Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi

The Quantum Thief
The Quantum Thief is a heist story; it’s a reality-warping conspiracy thriller; it’s far-future cyberpunk (were such a thing possible); it’s hard SF, but it isn’t. It may just be my new favourite book, toppling Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny from the spot it has occupied for years innumerable (well, about [...]

Review: The Eternity Artifact by L.E. Modesitt, jr.

Humanity has left the Earth and expanded into the universe. (Don’t we always). But in all the planets they have settled, they have never encountered another sentient species, they have never encountered aliens. Now one of the superpowers is putting together a clandestine operation to investigate something which might finally prove we are not alone…
A [...]