Tag Archives: Hard science fiction

A darker vision of the post-singularity: The Quantum Thief trilogy

I just finished reading Hannu Rajaniemi’s Quantum Thief trilogy: ‘The Quantum Thief‘, ‘The Fractal Prince‘, and ‘The Causal Angel‘.  (The official name of the trilogy is the Jean le Flambeur series, named after one of the chief protagonists, but everyone seems … Continue reading

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The Three-Body Problem

Cixin Liu’s ‘The Three-Body Problem‘ is getting a lot of attention.  It’s a popular and award winning science fiction novel in China that has recently been translated into English by Ken Liu, to considerable acclaim.  It’s been nominated for both … Continue reading

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Greg Egan’s Amalgam is close to the most likely interstellar civilization

The other day, I did a post engaging in speculation on, assuming we don’t discover a completely new physics, what I thought an interstellar civilization might look like.  In summary: Given special relativity, travel faster than the speed of light is … Continue reading

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Neptune’s Brood, a review

This is a review of Charlie Stross’s science fiction novel, ‘Neptune’s Brood‘.  It’s a sequel of sorts to another book of his that I reviewed a couple of weeks ago, ‘Saturn’s Children’. Both of these books envisage a post-human robotic … Continue reading

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