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Hannu Rajaniemi - Author

About the Author

Hannu Rajaniemi is from Finland. He is 30 years old and has a PhD in string theory. He has lived, taught and worked in Edinburgh for the last seven years where he was a member of the high profile writing group that also included Hal Duncan and Alan Campbell.

Featured books by Hannu Rajaniemi

Invisible Planets Collected Fiction

Invisible Planets Collected Fiction

Author: Hannu Rajaniemi Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/03/2017

Mindblowingly inventive and beautifully written short stories from the most exciting new name in SF Hannu Rajaniemi exploded onto the SF scene in 2010 with the publication of his first novel The Quantum Thief. Acclaimed by fellow authors such as Charles Stross, Adam Roberts and Alastair Reynolds and brilliantly reviewed everywhere from Interzone to the Times and the Guardian he swiftly established a reputation as an author who could combine extraordinary cutting edge science with beautiful prose and deliver it all with wit, warmth and a delight in the fun of storytelling. It is exactly these qualities that are showcased in this his first collection of short stories.

The Causal Angel

The Causal Angel

Author: Hannu Rajaniemi Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/06/2015

Influenced as much by the fin de siecle novels of Maurice leBlanc as he is by the greats of SF Rajaniemi weaves, intricate, warm capers through dazzling science, extraordinary visions of wild future and deep conjecture on the nature of reality and story. And now we find out what will happen to Jean, his employer Miele, the independently minded ship Perhonnen and the rest of a fractured and diverse humanity flung through the solar system.

The Causal Angel

The Causal Angel

Author: Hannu Rajaniemi Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/07/2014

Influenced as much by the fin de siecle novels of Maurice leBlanc as he is by the greats of SF, Rajaniemi weaves intricate, warm capers through dazzling science, extraordinary visions of wild future and deep conjecture on the nature of reality and story. And now we find out what will happen to Jean, his employer Miele, the independently minded ship Perhonnen and the rest of a fractured and diverse humanity flung through the solar system.

The Causal Angel

The Causal Angel

Author: Hannu Rajaniemi Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/07/2014

Influenced as much by the fin de siecle novels of Maurice leBlanc as he is by the greats of SF, Rajaniemi weaves intricate, warm capers through dazzling science, extraordinary visions of wild future and deep conjecture on the nature of reality and story. And now we find out what will happen to Jean, his employer Miele, the independently minded ship Perhonnen and the rest of a fractured and diverse humanity flung through the solar system.

Other books by Hannu Rajaniemi

Summerland

Summerland

Author: Hannu Rajaniemi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/06/2018

'I burned through it . . . Great book: Tinker Tailer Soldier Spook' Ian McDonald Loss is a thing of the past. Murder is obsolete. Death is just the beginning. ***** How do you catch a spy who's already dead? In 1938, death is no longer feared but exploited. Since the discovery of the afterlife, the British Empire has extended its reach into Summerland, a metropolis for the recently deceased. But Britain isn't the only contender for power in this life and the next. The Soviets have spies in Summerland, and the technology to build their own god. When SIS agent Rachel White gets a lead on one of the Soviet moles, blowing the whistle puts her hard-earned career at risk. The spy has friends in high places, and she will have to go rogue to bring him in. ************************* 'Summerland: As if Alfred Hitchcock had made a movie with HP Lovecraft . . . A vision so original it deserves its own subgenre. And all worked out with the diamond-hard logic of a great SF writer. After Summerland, the thriller has a new geometry' Stephen Baxter 'Eerily plausible, beautifully pitched on the cusp between wonder and horror, and thoroughly engrossing from the first page to the last' Alastair Reynolds 'Clever, subtle and . . . has a rich emotional centre' SFX 'Summerland is in its own way as persuasive an example of Rajaniemi's disciplined inventiveness as his better-known hard SF' LOCUS 'Engaging writing, tight plotting and fantastic imagination' Ed McDonald, author of Blackwing 'A tense and twisting tale full of delightful allusions and ingeious' Ken MacLeod 'An intricate and vivid world of technological and spiritual wonder' Kirkus 'Hard to admit, but I think he's better at this stuff than I am' Charles Stross

Jean le Flambeur Trilogy

Jean le Flambeur Trilogy

Author: Hannu Rajaniemi Format: eBook Release Date: 10/04/2018

This discounted ebundle includes: The Quantum Thief, The Fractal Prince, The Causal Angel"e;The next big thing in hard SF. Hard to admit, but I think he's better at this stuff than I am."e; -Charles StrossThe gentleman rogue Jean de Flambeur is part mind burglar, part confidence artist. He's known throughout the Heterarchy for his amazing galactic exploits, like breaking into the vast Inner System of Zuesbrains. In the first book of Hannu Rajaniemi's trilogy, The Quantum Thief, Jean Le Flambeur's trapped inside the Dilemma Prison, and must wake up everymorning to kill himself before his other self can kill him. Filled with mind-bending science, plus mediations on the nature of reality, these interstellar capers are reminiscent of Maurice Leblanc and the sciencefictional greats.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Invisible Planets Collected Fiction

Invisible Planets Collected Fiction

Author: Hannu Rajaniemi Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/03/2017

Mindblowingly inventive and beautifully written short stories from the most exciting new name in SF Hannu Rajaniemi exploded onto the SF scene in 2010 with the publication of his first novel The Quantum Thief. Acclaimed by fellow authors such as Charles Stross, Adam Roberts and Alastair Reynolds and brilliantly reviewed everywhere from Interzone to the Times and the Guardian he swiftly established a reputation as an author who could combine extraordinary cutting edge science with beautiful prose and deliver it all with wit, warmth and a delight in the fun of storytelling. It is exactly these qualities that are showcased in this his first collection of short stories.

Invisible Planets Collected Fiction

Invisible Planets Collected Fiction

Author: Hannu Rajaniemi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/05/2016

Hannu Rajaniemi exploded onto the SF scene in 2010 with the publication of his first novel The Quantum Thief. Acclaimed by fellow authors such as Charles Stross, Adam Roberts and Alastair Reynolds and brilliantly reviewed everywhere from Interzone to the Times and the Guardian he swiftly established a reputation as an author who could combine extraordinary cutting edge science with beautiful prose and deliver it all with wit, warmth and a delight in the fun of storytelling. It is exactly these qualities that are showcased in this his first collection of short stories. Drawn from antholgies and magazines and online publication and brought together in book form for the first time in this collection here is a collection of sixteen short stories that range from the lyrical to the bizarre, from the elegaic to the impish. It is a collection that shows one of the great new imaginations in SF having immense fun.

The Causal Angel

The Causal Angel

Author: Hannu Rajaniemi Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/06/2015

Influenced as much by the fin de siecle novels of Maurice leBlanc as he is by the greats of SF Rajaniemi weaves, intricate, warm capers through dazzling science, extraordinary visions of wild future and deep conjecture on the nature of reality and story. And now we find out what will happen to Jean, his employer Miele, the independently minded ship Perhonnen and the rest of a fractured and diverse humanity flung through the solar system.

kauzalitas angyala

kauzalitas angyala

Author: Hannu Rajaniemi Format: eBook Release Date: 30/03/2015

A Naprendszerben egyre hevesebben duhong a poszthuman istenek polgarhaboruja, Jean le Flambeur, a fondorlatos mestertolvaj pedig remek idozitessel ugy gondolja, ideje torlesztenie minden adossagat - ehhez azonban kenytelen belevagni elete talan legveszelyesebb vallalkozasaba es tisztazni multja homalyos reszleteit. Eloszor azonban egykori tarsat, Mielit kell kimenekitenie a zokuk kozul, Supra City hihetetlen vilagabol, ahol minden pillanat egyszerre illuzio es valosag. A grandiozus jatszmat egyre zavarosabba teszik a nagy hatalmu resztvevok intrikai, egy titokzatos ekko koruli hajsza es egy elszabadult, rettenetes ero, amely az egesz ismert univerzumot megvaltoztathatja. A Jean le Flambeur-trilogia harmadik, befejezo resze visszater a sziporkazoan otletes jovobe, es lelegzetelallito tempoban halad a finale fele, amely minden kerdesre valaszt ad.

Kvantumtolvaj

Kvantumtolvaj

Author: Hannu Rajaniemi Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2015

Jean le Flambeur kifinomult uriember es fondorlatos mestertolvaj, aki gondolatokat, ekszereket es titkokat lovasit meg a jovobeli Naprendszer egzotikusan kulonc tarsadalmaiban. Elo legenda, aki egyszer megis rajtaveszt, es utana hosszu idon at egy virtualis bortonben kenytelen sajat masolataival halalos parbajokat vivni. Egeszen addig, amig egy titokzatos lany es meg rejtelyesebb megbizoja ki nem szabaditja... azonban a jotettnek is ara van, es ezzel kezdetet veszi Jean le Flambeur eddig legnagyobbnak igerkezo kalandja. Irany a Mars, ahol egy vandorlo varosban egyszerre kell felkutatnia regi onmagat es kicseleznie egy zsenialis, ifju mesterdetektivet, a tet pedig sokkal nagyobb, mint elsore azt barki gondolna.

Fraktalherceg

Fraktalherceg

Author: Hannu Rajaniemi Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2015

Jean le Flambeur, a Naprendszer legtehetsegesebb mestertolvaja elete egyik legnehezebb munkajara keszul. A Schrodinger-doboz, amelyet megprobal feltorni, valoszinuleg a szabadulasat rejti... vagy megsem? A helyzetet nem konnyiti meg a nyakara kuldott fejvadasz sem, az urhajojat pedig eleven falja fel egy masik ellenseg. Ekozben a Fold utolso varosaban, ahol a mesek tiltottak, a dzsinnek pedig valodiak, egy fiatal lany megprobalja visszanyerni a csaladja joindulatat: ez az egyszeru feladat azonban rendkivul hamar egy eletveszelyes jatszma kozepebe sodorja. Hannu Rajaniemi a Kvantumtolvaj folytatasaban visszater sziporkazoan otletes univerzumaba, ahol Jeant es Mielit ismet rendkivuli helyszinek, fontos valaszok es meg nagyobb hordereju kerdesek varjak.

The Causal Angel

The Causal Angel

Author: Hannu Rajaniemi Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/07/2014

Influenced as much by the fin de siecle novels of Maurice leBlanc as he is by the greats of SF, Rajaniemi weaves intricate, warm capers through dazzling science, extraordinary visions of wild future and deep conjecture on the nature of reality and story. And now we find out what will happen to Jean, his employer Miele, the independently minded ship Perhonnen and the rest of a fractured and diverse humanity flung through the solar system.

The Fractal Prince

The Fractal Prince

Author: Hannu Rajaniemi Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/01/2014

Quantum

Quantum

Author: Hannu Rajaniemi Format: eBook Release Date: 10/12/2013

Seine Verbrechen sind im ganzen Sonnensystem bekannt - der Meisterdieb Jean le Flambeur kann sich jedoch an keine seiner Taten erinnern. Was ist mit seinem Gedachtnis geschehen? In wessen Korper steckt er? Und warum rettet ihn die atherische Kriegerin Mieli aus seiner erbarmungslosen Gefangenschaft? Ausgerechnet in der Stadt des Vergessens soll Jean Antworten finden. Dort wird menschliche Lebenszeit als Wahrung gehandelt, und Erinnerungen sind der kostbarste Besitz jedes Einwohners. Und weil auf keinem Planeten Verbrechen harter bestraft werden, muss der Meisterdieb ohne Gedachtnis auf dem Mars den brillantesten Coup aller Zeiten durchziehen ... Ein Abenteuer, das Zeit, Raum und Erinnerungen aus dem Gleichgewicht wirft und zu den wichtigsten Neuerscheinungen des phantastischen Genres zahlt.

The Fractal Prince

The Fractal Prince

Author: Hannu Rajaniemi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2013

Jean le Flambeur is out of prison, but still not free. To pay his debts he has to break into the mind of a living god. But when the stakes are revealed, Jean has to decide how far he is willing to go to get the job done. The sequel to Hannu Rajaniemi's extraordinary debut novel is set to build on the extravagant promise of one of the most exciting new voices to come out of the genre this century.

Fraktal

Fraktal

Author: Hannu Rajaniemi Format: eBook Release Date: 12/03/2013

Nachdem Hannu Rajaniemi mit "e;Quantum"e; eines der meistbeachteten Science-Fiction-Debuts der letzten Jahre gegluckt ist, erscheint nun der lang ersehnte zweite Band seiner "e;Quantum"e;-Trilogie. Diesmal fuhrt es Jean le Flambeur, den Meisterdieb ohne Gedachtnis, und seine Freunde auf der Suche nach dem machtigen Kaminari-Stein in virtuelle Realitaten wie aus 1001 Nacht. Nur einer der gottgleichen "e;Herren des Universums"e; kann den Schlussel zu diesem Coup liefern. Jeans Aufgabe erscheint nicht nur kaum losbar, sondern sie ist im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes existenziell - fur den Meisterdieb ebenso wie fur die Machtverhaltnisse im Sonnensystem ...

Quantum Thief

Quantum Thief

Author: Hannu Rajaniemi Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2011

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 stealing rare Earth antiques from the aristocrats of Mars. Now he's confined inside the Dilemma Prison, where every day he has to get up and kill himself before his other self can kill him. Rescued by the mysterious Mieli and her flirtatious spacecraft, Jean is taken to the Oubliette, the Moving City of Mars, where time is currency, memories are treasures, and a moon-turnedsingularity lights the night. What Mieli offers is the chance to win back his freedom and the powers of his old self-in exchange for finishing the one heist he never quite managed. As Jean undertakes a series of capers on behalf of Mieli and her mysterious masters, elsewhere in the Oubliette investigator Isidore Beautrelet is called in to investigate the murder of a chocolatier, and finds himself on the trail of an arch-criminal, a man named le Flambeur.... The Quantum Thief is a crazy joyride through the solar system several centuries hence, a world of marching cities, ubiquitous public-key encryption, people communicating by sharing memories, and a race of hyper-advanced humans who originated as MMORPG guild members. But for all its wonders, it is also a story powered by very human motives of betrayal, revenge, and jealousy. It is a stunning debut.The Quantum Thief is a Kirkus Reviews Best of 2011 Science Fiction & Fantasy title. One of Library Journal's Best SF/Fantasy Books of 2011