Book review: “The Causal Angel” by Hannu Rajaniemi

Thumbs up for The Causal Angel by Hannu Rajaniemi. Science fiction.

Just as impossible to understand and just as pleasing to read as the previous two in the trilogy.

‘Look, I’m sorry about the Realm,’ she says. ‘The mountain and all that. I can see now that it would have been disorienting for you. We usually try to bring orphans in through Realms, to let them work out their issues: they get the narrative rights to shape their surroundings in the framework we give them. You did very well, by the way. I did not see that ending coming at all. Chilling.’ She cradles her own cup in her small hands, and sips it carefully. ‘But, I didn’t realise just how many enhancements your trueform there has. One of its subsystems started fighting back, so I thought it would be best if we started again here. What do you think?’

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