The Causal Angel by Hannu Rajaniemi is Brilliant, but Difficult

As I approached the final act of The Causal Angel, Hannu Rajaniemi’s Jean Le Flambeur Series that started with The Quantum Thief, there was an uptick in the action, a movement toward battle and denouement. Giant space ships and lethal weapons were brought to bear, planetary defenses were invoked, and warriors on both sides came […]

25 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time…Maybe

What are the 25 best sci-fi books of all time? In a genre that has constantly evolved since before the days of Mary Shelley, Jules Verne and H.G. Wells (okay, okay… I recognize that the days of Shelley and Verne and Wells are not the same days. Not by a long shot. Let’s just call that the […]

Review | The Fractal Prince by Hannu Rajaniemi

One of the reasons I read non-fiction and classics is that they tend to challenge me more than the books I enjoy reading the most. I’ll pick up science-fiction or fantasy because I want to escape, relax, and take a break. But too much, and I get bored. I did not have that problem when […]

Review | The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi

Hannu Rajaniemi is smart. As in, he is Mensa smart. With a Ph.D. in string theory and another in mathematics, the founder of a think tank that provides business services using artificial intelligence, he is working with subject matter that just a generation ago was the stuff of science fiction. I almost expect to find him in the […]