born March 1978 - ) - Finland, now Edinburgh
Hannu Rajaniemi is a science fiction writer, originally from Finland but now living and writing in Edinburgh. He was born in the Finnish town of Ylivieska in 1978. He studied Mathematics at the Universities of Oulu and Cambridge, and moved to Edinburgh to read a Ph.D. in Mathematical Physics.
While studying at Edinburgh University he joined local writer's group Writers' Bloc. Hannu won a three-novel publication deal from Gollancz based on just a twenty-four page draft of his first novel The Quantum Thief, which was published in 2010. He is now writing on a sequel, The Fractal Prince.
Rajaniemi writes in both English and Finnish (he did not write the Finnish translation of The Quantum Thief). He is a founding director of a commercial research organisation, ThinkTank Maths.
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- Paperback - Gollancz
Jean le Flambeur is a post-human criminal, mind burglar, confidence artist and trickster. Jean's routine of death, defection and cooperation is upset by the arrival of Mieli and her spidership, Perhonen. She offers him a chance to win back his freedom and the powers of his old self.
- The Quantum Thief - 2010
- The Fractal Prince - 2012