Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Quantum Thief 1- Hannu Rajaniemi The Thief and the Prisoner's Dilemma

"As always, before the warmind and I shoot each other, I try to make small talk.

“Prisons are always the same, don’t you think?”

I don’t even know if it can hear me. It has no visible auditory organs, just eyes, human eyes, hundreds of them, in the ends of stalks that radiate from its body like some exotic fruit. It hovers on the other side of the glowing line that separates our cells. The huge silver Colt would look ridiculous in the grip of its twiglike manipulator limbs if it hadn’t already shot me with it fourteen thousand times."

4.5 out of 5