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The Causal Angel is the third science fiction novel by Hannu Rajaniemi featuring the protagonist Jean le Flambeur.[1] It was published in July 2014 by Gollancz in the UK and by Tor in the US. The novel is the finale of a trilogy.[2] The previous novels in the series are The Quantum Thief (2010) and The Fractal Prince (2012).

The Causal Angel
Author Hannu Rajaniemi
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series Jean le Flambeur
Genre Science fiction novel
Publisher Tor
Publication date
July 2014
Media type Print (hardcover, paperback & ebook)
Pages 304
ISBN 9780765329516
OCLC 876900939
Preceded by The Fractal Prince



After the events of The Fractal Prince, Jean le Flambeur and Mieli are separated and their sentient spacecraft Perhonen is destroyed. The two protagonists, each in their own way, struggle to decide where their loyalties lie and how to proceed in the catastrophically altered situation. Meanwhile, the Solar System is plummeting into an all-out war of unprecedented scale and consequence. The most powerful factions, the Sobornost and the Zoku, are gathering their forces and making their plays, while simultaneously being torn apart by internal strifes.

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  1. ^ "Fiction Book Review: The Causal Angel". Publisher Weekly. Retrieved 2014-08-24. 
  2. ^ Richard Lea (2010-11-09). "Hannu Rajaniemi: the science of fiction". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-08-24. 

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