Thirty-year-old HANNU RAJANIEMI is from Finland and lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he is a director of a think tank providing business services based on advanced math and artificial intelligence. He holds a Ph.D. in string theory and is a member of the same writing group that produced Hal Duncan. He wrote "The Quantum Thief "in English.
The next big thing in hard SF. Hard to admit, but I think he's better at this stuff than I am. "Charles Stross" Many an anglophone author would kill to turn out prose half as good as this . Reminiscent of the work of Alfred Bester, who produced two of the finest American SF books of the 1950s, "The Demolished Man "and "The Stars My Destination." "The Financial Times" A brilliant first novel. "The Quantum Thief," like so much of the best space opera of this century, is a prodigy house, where propositions are instant heritage, and arguments are eyeclick. "John Clute""