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The Quantum Magician

Auteur(s): Derek Kunsken
Narrateur(s): T. Ryder Smith
Durée: 13 h et 8 min
5 out of 5 stars (1 évaluation)
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The breathtaking debut from acclaimed short story writer Derek Kunsken

Belisarius is a quantum man, an engineered Homo quantus who fled the powerful insight of dangerously addictive quantum senses. He found a precarious balance as a con man, but when a client offers him untold wealth to move a squadron of warships across an enemy wormhole, he must embrace his birthright to even try. In fact, the job is so big that he'll need a crew built from all the new sub-branches of humanity. If he succeeds, he might trigger an interstellar war, but success might also point the way to the next step of Homo quantus evolution.

©2018 Derek Kunsken (P)2018 Recorded Books

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  • Zach
  • Smyrna, GA United States
  • 2018-11-08

Just when I had given up.... jack pot!

I read a lot of sci-fi because I like smart , imaginative stories. Sometimes I worry that I’ve read all the sci-fi that suits my preferences.

I enjoyed this book so much. It’s has hard science combined with creativite concepts and creates totally fresh cultures / species. The Puppets blew my mind. The author reveals more about the cultures as the book progresses.

Because reviews help me to decide I’m going to list some authors I enjoy:

Joel Shepherd, Alastair Reynolds, M Banks, Hamiliton , Morgan, Donaldson, Asher , Watts , Robinson, Gibson, and others but you get the idea.

I hope this helps.

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  • Graduate Student
  • USA
  • 2019-03-25

WOW

OH MY GOD this book is SO good!!! I'm on here actually looking to see if there's a sequel. I have just been blown away by this book. It's everything I hoped for...and more. I usually like Alastair Reynolds, Peter Hamilton, Greg Egan type stuff. It's so creative and original. He paints such a wonderful picture; I can actually see things happening. It's got some amazing hard sci fi ideas. I'll sometimes read something if it's got cool sci fi in it, but this one has amazing character development as well. I really cannot think of one bad thing to say about it. Mr. Kunsken, PLEASE write more!! The performance is stellar too. He adds a slightly unique voice to each character that makes it really easy to keep track of who's talking. Love the whole package.

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  • Helena T.
  • ON, Canada
  • 2019-01-03

In my - ‘love to reread’ list.

What’s not to love about a story you can become totally absorbed in?

I particularly loved the resonance of the different characters, in terms of their language differences. It was only the latter part of the story, during the heist, that I could imagine them more fully (that for me was a bit of a downside). Having said that, it’s so hard to pick a favourite character from the team - but the colourful language of Stills was some of the funniest cursing sequences I’ve ever heard. I loved them! Marie was amazing and much of her persona was given greater depth by T. Ryder Smith.

If you want pace, this is for you. If you like the idea of the Ocean’s Eleven series crossed with Mission Impossible but on a galactic stage, this is for you.

I gave this performance rating because ... T. Ryder Smith is an outstanding storyteller, reading this as the fast paced, energized story it is, but still left additional urgency for the climax. A thrill to listen to.

I gave this story rating because ... If you think hard sci-fi is emotionally barren - THINK AGAIN! It’s science, yes; be prepared to laugh out loud, frown at some worldly atrocities, embrace the weird, and sealed with a kiss. Impossible - right? No: Derek Kunsken, is, a true magician of story.

Overall, I was totally absorbed, and I can’t wait to find out if the story continues.

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  • SciFi Respector
  • USA
  • 2019-03-17

Mind blowing

This book introduces a so many great concepts and contemplations and manages to weave them all into an awesome action packed yarn.
Parts of the story can be a little dense, as the author is definitely not afraid of geeking out a little bit, but it all works to tell the story so stick with it.
It’s a full and complete story, unlike so many other “firsts” in a sequence, but it portrays a rich and interesting universe so there’s plenty of room to keep going. Looking foreword to more!

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  • DJ Blount
  • 2018-10-13

Amazing

The book was a caper mixed with a love story. Very well done. The Narration was amazing and it was times I had to stop what I was doing and brace myself during a climactic scene.

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  • gjm
  • round rock, TX, United States
  • 2019-01-02

An instant classic

Imaginative hard science fiction mixed with realistic characters and excellent world building; the start of something that will last a long time. A throwback to thinking science fiction as much as action adventure. I won't go into detail. Buy it. You'll understand.

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  • Arthur Sippo
  • Highland, IL United States
  • 2018-11-12

A fantastic read with hard science and lots of imagination.

In the style of Alastair Reynold, we have a unique story about hybrid humans in the future who are dealing with the problems of transhumance tinkering of human minds and bodies. It kept my interest from start to finish. I think we have a new SciFi star author being born!

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  • donald
  • MIRA LOMA, CA, United States
  • 2019-01-21

Hard-ish Science Fiction

If you have Enjoyed Iain M. Banks give this a try. Hard Science Fiction mostly. Rated PG-13 for language. Great Narrative Performance.

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  • Jed
  • 2019-03-14

Good story. Fantastic narration

the story about a wormhole-based confidence scheme/heist is pretty good. but what really makes the book is the narration.

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  • William Ledbetter
  • 2018-12-07

My kind of SF

Loved this book. One of the best I've read all year. The author created a very rich, dark and interesting future for humanity,and one filled with amazing characters. Marie was my favorite. What a loose cannon! The complexity and imagination reminded me of books like "Hyperion" and "The Reality Dysfunction." Good stuff! More please.

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