HANNU RAJANIEMI is an author, mathematical physicist, and science innovator from Finland. He has a PhD in String Theory. For more than a decade he lived in Edinburgh and currently resides in California. He holds several advanced degrees in mathematics and physics. Multilingual from an early age, he writes his science fiction in English. Rajaniemi released the Jean le Flambeur SF trilogy through Tor.
Praise for Summerland
While the conspiracies and plots unfold in classic spy-story fashion, the wildly inventive setting gives the novel a unique kind of freshness. --Chicago Tribune Wildly imaginative...the world building here is exquisite...it should appeal equally to readers of fantasy and to those who enjoy alternate-history fiction set during the WWII years. --Booklist
A jaw-dropping, knowing, hyperintelligent yarn. --Kirkus [Rajaniemi] smoothly transitions to this magical dieselpunk tale (airships battle "ectoflyers" in soul-powered flight suits) with all his technical skill in evidence. --Publishers Weekly
Praise for Hannu Rajaniemi
"The best first SF novel I've read in years. Hard to admit, but I think he's better at this stuff than I am." --Charles Stross on The Quantum Thief "Spectacularly and convincingly inventive, assured and wholly spellbinding: one of the most impressive debuts in years." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review, on The Quantum Thief "A stellar debut." --Publishers Weekly, starred review, on The Quantum Thief "Outstanding... A storytelling skill rarely found from even the most experienced authors." --Library Journal, starred review, on The Quantum Thief "Rajaniemi has spectacularly delivered on the promise that this is likely to be the most important SF novel we'll see this year." --Locus on The Quantum Thief "Absolutely incredible... Endlessly inventive and compulsively readable. It's one of the best books of the year." --RT Book Reviews, Top Pick, on The Quantum Thief Magnificent...pure magic. --NPR on Collected Fiction The best and most original debut anthology since Angela Carter's Fireworks 40 years ago. --The Wall Street Journal on Collected Fiction