At the beginning of each month, the Tor.com eBook Club gives away a free sci-fi/fantasy ebook to club subscribers. We’re happy to announce that the pick for May 2018 is THE QUANTUM THIEF by Hannu Rajaniemi, the first installment of his mind-bending sci-fi Jean le Flambeur series!
Jean le Flambeur is a post-human criminal, mind burglar, con 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.
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.
Download before 11:59 PM ET May 18, 2018.
Then, on June 26th, Hannu Rajaniemi will kill DEATH ITSELF in his new novel SUMMERLAND.
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