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The Quantum Magician (Paperback)

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December 2019 Great Novels of the 22nd Century book club selection

— From Great Novels of the 22nd Century

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The breathtaking debut from acclaimed short story writer Derek Künsken.

THE ULTIMATE HEIST

Belisarius is a Homo quantus, engineered with impossible insight. But his gift is also a curse—an uncontrollable, even suicidal drive to know, to understand. Genetically flawed, he leaves his people to find a different life, and ends up becoming
the galaxy’s greatest con man and thief. 

But the jobs are getting too easy and his extraordinary brain is chafing at the neglect. When a client offers him untold wealth to move a squadron of secret warships across an enemy wormhole, Belisarius jumps at it. Now he must embrace his true nature to pull off the job, alongside a crew of extraordinary men and women.

If he succeeds, he could trigger an interstellar war… or the next step in human evolution.

Praise For…


"An audacious con job, scintillating future technology, and meditations on the nature of fractured humanity"
— Yoon Ha Lee

“Technology changes us—even our bodies—in fundamental ways, and Kunsken handles this wonderfully”
— Cixin Liu

"I have no problems raving about this book. A truly wild backdrop of space-opera with wormholes, big space-fleet conflict and empires....what could go wrong?"
— Brad K. Horner

"...a delightfully engaging heist story."
— Caroline Mersey

"A boldly ambitious debut" 

 
— SFX Magazine

"...a caper worthy of Jean-Pierre Melville"
— B&N SciFi

"The Quantum Magician is the type of book you go back to...and read again"
— Strange Alliances


Product Details
ISBN: 9781781085707
ISBN-10: 1781085706
Publisher: Solaris
Publication Date: October 2nd, 2018
Pages: 480
Language: English