What I’m Reading: “The Quantum Thief” by Hannu Rajaniemi
I can’t believe it was September 18 2011 when I did my “Just Arrived” post for The Quantum Thief by Finnish author, Hannu Rajaniemi–which means that the book has been sitting there on the TBR table for a whole 9 months, waiting for me to get started. Practically a scandal—but guess I must have been busy or something…
Anyway, I finally did get started on my plane flight back from Wellington on Tuesday—one of those up and back in a day trips—and managed to get 63 pages in before I had to disembark. And I can definitely report that: so far, so good. I can tell there’s plenty going on and I’m interested in seeing if I can figure it all out. So far I’m not quite sure how to subgenre-ify The Quantum Thief, but am inclining toward the “space opera” tag. It’s unquestionably SciFi, but am not quite sure I’d put it in the “hard scifi” camp, despite the cover quote from Charles Stross.
Clearly I shall just have to read on to find out both what the story’s really all about and what kind of SciFi tail I’m finally going to pin on the book. Somehow though, I’m already pretty sure I’m not going to decide that it’s a reading “donkey.”