"The good thing is, no one will ever die again. The bad thing is, everyone will want to." A physicist receives a mysterious paper. The ideas in it are far, far ahead of current thinking and quite, quite terrifying. In a city of "fast ones," shadow players, and jinni, two sisters contemplate a revolution.And on the edges of reality a thief, helped by a sardonic ship, is trying to break into a Schrodinger box for his patron. In the box is his freedom. Or not.Jean de Flambeur is back. And he's running out of time.In Hannu Rajaniemi's sparkling follow-up to the critically acclaimed international sensation The Quantum Thief, he returns to his awe-inspiring vision of the universe... and we discover what the future held for Earth.