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“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 THE ULTIMATE HEIST Belisarius is a The uantum Kindle Homo uantus engineered with i 5 Stars Outrageously Imaginative On Sale in the UK for 99 pence todayDelicious hard science even to the mysteries of uantum unknowns uantum possibilities Great prose fabulous characters far better than any Oceans 11 rip off you could imagine Rigorously founded in real science and extrapolating wonderfully into sci fi; I'm happy to watch various physical laws be broken now and then for such a great heist plot As usual with my reviews please first read the publisher’s blurbsummary of the book Thank you NetGalley and Solaris for this ARCSome amazing world building here and the relationship between the Puppet race of humans and their Divine masters the Numen is extraordinary I’ve never read such an incredible master slave race construct beforeThis is a heist story with each extraordinary character fulfilling a role in the crime each one amazing and full bodied in behaviour and thought The heist barrels along with unexpected but uite plausible twists and turns and rockets to a dramatic and satisfying climaxPerhaps the last 20% of the book could do with tighter editing a bit clarity The pace is so high and the sci fi uantum spiel is perhaps a bit too complex for this ending But that’s a minor uibble to a truly extraordinary book HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Belisarius sold legal and illegal Puppet art and was curating the first exposition permitted by the Theocracy Smell lighting and sound influenced the aesthetic of Puppet religious experience and for the exposition Belisarius had laced the lobby with the faint citrus odor of Puppet sweat uantum utrits Very very esotericBel considers the Union reuest They were going to die They were all going to die if they faced the Congregate navy and they needed him to get to a place where they could die The Inspiration of Saint Matthew by Caravaggio Saint Matthew was probably the most sophisticated AI in civilization the first of the long sought Aleph class of AIs being developed with the considerable resources of the First Bank of the Plutocracy Bel considers cards and gambling Cards possessed a kind of purity The apparent evenness of the probability was Platonically untouchable Politics violence foolishness poverty and wealth meant nothing to probability a random card magician picture apologies to Kevin McMahon As intelligence was an emergent property of life so games of controlled chance were an emergent property of intelligence Intellect was an adaptive evolutionary structure allowing humanity not only to sense the world in space but to predict future events through time Games of chance tested that predictive machine—so much so that games of controlled chance discriminated consciousness from unconsciousness far better than Turing Artist's concept of a uantum wave function Marie the explosives expert “Happy for help” Marie said looking at them wriggling her fingers “This’ll be a three or four finger job” Gates 15 frowned at her “What’s a three finger job” “It’s how many fingers get blown off before I get it right It’s way easier if we spread that around Many hands make light the work” she said cheerily click here for Underwater Explosion at 120000 FPS AI Saint Matthew What if I’m the tool by which He actually ensouls machines That would certainly force us to redefine the role of humanity in His plan Imagine if humanity was just scaffolding for the creation and ensoulment of machines” Cassandra ponders love Bel smiled And some of the weight on her chest lessened until she realized that his smile was a lie to make her feel better and that only a month ago she wouldn’t have known the difference between a smile and its imitation just a lovely thoughtNotes30% pretty good so far 60% wow delicious hard science virtual particles and such The prose is very good so good you happily ignore the violation of thermodynamics 200% very clever and literate 390% the plot deliciously thickens 500% Risk and daring were a matter of calculation and feel forceful attacks and timely folding and lacing every choice with misdirection 510% another fabulous plot twist 590% wow Puppet worship of Numen is really creepy repulsive 740% Intelligence was the first sense to see through time instead of space 760% the Numen Puppet relationship is unlike anything I've ever read before in science fiction96% word should be precessing She measured her rotational speed and angular momentum against the stars solving the differential euations to know how to extend her arms and legs to spin without processingDerek Künsken

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The uantum MagicianLect When a client offers him untold wealth to move a suadron 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 evoluti I was overjoyed to come across this on a 'best books of October list' that I instantly grabbed a copy as it sounded right up my reading street I have a soft spot for science fiction so long as it has an original and intriguing premise and this most certainly did I mean what could be better than the heist of a lifetime in space Trust me you have never read a book like this before Make no mistake this is hard science fiction at its absolute best and a simply magnificent full length debut If you're a lover of Yoon Ha Lee's 'Ninefox Gambit' or think you'd enjoy Ocean's Eleven set in space then I urge you to pick this upBeing a total nerd I loved the scientific discussion throughout the story from which it was evident that the author knew exactly what he was talking about The inclusion of the science y parts made the whole thing feel wonderfully authentic and believable The characters are beautifully drawn and I really cared what happened to each of them I also appreciated the humour that was sprinkled through the pages Intelligently written suspenseful and a wholly satisfying conclusion this was a fun readIf you're a fan of the genre and in particular scientifically accurate sci fi this is absolutely unmissable It ticked every box in what I look for in a book from this genre It deserves a wide readership as it's a pleasure to read exciting and had me thinking that it would make a perfect series Stunningly imaginative and grounded in real sciencephysics which makes it all the interesting there isn't a single aspect of the story I didn't enjoy I feel I really can't get over just how great this book so if it sounds like your cup of tea just read it In my opinion Künsken has shown he has the potential to have a long and distinguished writing career I for one will keep my eyes open for from him in the futureMany thanks to Solaris for an ARC I was not reuired to post a review and all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own


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Doc ☆ The uantum Magician ´ 500 pages ☆ Derek künsken ☆ ➽ [Download] ✤ The uantum Magician By Derek Künsken ➲ – “An audacious con job scintillating future technology and meditations on the nature of fractured humanity” Yoon Ha Lee “Technology cMpossible 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 neg Originally posted at multifarious space faring human civilization Derek Künsken envisions for his debut novel The uantum Magician relies on a network of wormholes to move from system to system Powerful patron nations control all the wormholes while subordinate client nations must contract with patrons to use them The Sub Saharan Union a small client nation longs for independence from the hegemonic Congregate which controls access to the only wormhole to and from their planetary system For decades the Union’s Sixth Expeditionary Force made up of obsolete second hand warships developed advanced weapons and propulsion technology in secret To launch their attack before the Congregate learns of its existence the Sixth needs to cross a wormhole axis controlled and defended by the Federation of Puppet Theocracies The Puppets want half the Union’s souped up warships as payment for passage across the axis a price too high for the Union to pay Trying to force their way across the axis would end with of their ships destroyed or damaged than they would have lost if they had made the deal Enter homo uantus Belisarius Arjona one of an engineered human sub species whose brains are essentially uantum computers Belisarius is an exile from his own people a free agent who uses his uantum intellect to pull off complex confidence schemes for paying clients The Union hires Belisarius to do the impossible move the entire Sixth Expeditionary Force across the Puppet axis without the Puppets knowing it To do so Belisarius needs to assemble a team comprising all the various sub species humans have engineered over the centuries each bringing a uniue skill set to the table But Belisarius has something personal at stake in the outcome than he can let on and the slightest miscalculation could mean sacrificing himself and everyone he cares aboutThe future history Künsken conjures is a dizzying miracle so expansive and packed with detail yet we still get the feeling the author is only scratching the surface The structure of the heist story in which “getting the band together” occupies a significant portion of the narrative is perfect for sneaking in plot dependent infodumps someone always needs something explained to them in such scenes Meanwhile Künsken keeps dropping brain blistering science fictional concepts on the reader because why settle for one cool idea when several dozen will do The Union’s ships are powered by virtual particles that jump in and out of existence and carry an inflationary force akin to the expanding universe It's the kind of concept sci fi authors build entire novels around but Künsken just tosses it into the bin like he’s got plenty to spareCrime caper stories are reliant on sleight of hand; the plot of The uantum Magician features the reuisite double blinds and bait and switches disseminated with a proficiency and confidence expected of a veteran author Künsken has been publishing short fiction for over a decade I must admit that I preferred watching the dominoes line up to watching them fall Once Belisarius and his crew set the plan in motion the story hits all its marks but the execution feels a little perfunctory What the novel gets right though is that its band of gene engineered ne’er do wells and especially Belisarius are desperate to find meaning in their lives and willing to risk everything to get it Pulling that off is the long game The uantum Magician plays well