The Quantum Thief - Hannu Rajaniemi

Hannu Rajaniemi has written what is definitely one of the best debuts in the genre. Jean de Flambeur is rescued from a prison where he plays Prisoner’s Dilemma games against endless copies of himself. He is transported to the city of Oubliette, where all personal interactions are encrypted and where time is literally money. The Quantum Thief is a great novel of ideas that immerses the reader in the world from page one and begs for a re-read.
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ISBN: 9780765367662
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Tor Science Fiction - January 31st, 2012

Storm Front - Jim Butcher

Meet Harry, a wizard. No, not that one. Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard, tries to make ends meet by consulting the Chicago Police Department on matters weird and supernatural. If you've shunned urban fantasy until now, here is where you should begin. The series has some of the best characters in the genre, and it only gets better with each subsequent volume. So pick up the first book, Storm Front, and meet Harry, a wizard.
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ISBN: 9780451457813
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Published: Roc - April 1st, 2000

Rule 34 - Charles Stross

This R-rated sci-fi thriller is set in an all too disturbingly familiar near future, where the internet is full of memes, viral videos, and spam. Detective Inspector Liz Kavanaugh's unit, Rule 34 Squad, is in charge of combing the cyberspace, trying to weed out extreme memes before they make their way into the real world. Rule 34 is a brilliant novel about our relationship with cyberspace and technology in a post-economic collapse future.

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ISBN: 9781937007669
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Published: Ace - June 26th, 2012