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This book is from the only hardcover edition of this title available globally.  It’s part of a deluxe set, which are all signed and numbered 105 [of 300].

Title: The Quantum Magician

Numbered and signed limited edition HARDCOVER

Author:  Derek Kunsken

ISBN:  9781786186133

Weight:  990 g

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The Quantum Magician by Derek Künsken

Only available as part of a set, this is a signed, deluxe, limited edition hardcover of book one in The Quantum Evolution Series.

Belisarius is a Homo quantus, engineered with impossible insight.  But his gift is also a curse – an uncontrollable, even suicidal drive to know, to understand.  Genetically flawed, he leaves his people to find a different life, and ends up becoming the galaxy’s greatest con man and thief.

But the jobs are getting too easy and his extraordinary brain is chafing at the neglect.  When a client offers him untold wealth to move a squadron of secret warships across an enemy wormhole, Belisarius jumps at it.  Now he must embrace his true nature to pull off the job, alongside a crew of extraordinary men and women.

If he succeeds, he could trigger an interstellar war… or the next step in human evolution.

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Peer & Press Reviews

An audacious con job, scintillating future technology, and meditations on the nature of fractured humanity.

Yoon Ha Lee, author of the Machineries of Empire series

One of the best pure ‘Hard Science’ writers of the current generation.

Rich Horton, Locus

I have no problems raving about this book.  A truly wild backdrop of space-opera with wormholes, big space-fleet conflict and empires… what could go wrong?

Bradley Horner, author of the Darkside Earther series

Bibliographic Info

TitleThe Quantum Magician
Book Features
Edition / printingDeluxe Limited Edition
Edition background

This true limited edition of only 300 copies was commissioned by a leading online bookshop working in association with the publisher.  As the original title went straight to paperback, along with any later reprints, this is the only hardcover edition available globally.

Each book is signed, and hand numbered on a signature page tipped-in after the front free endpaper.  Printed on this page are the words:
‘This Deluxe Limited Edition of THE QUANTUM MAGICIAN by Derek Künsken, signed by the author, is limited to 300 numbered copies and 26 lettered copies’.

Edition features

This upscale limited edition has the following features:

  • The signature page showcases a small, full colour image that’s a major aspect of the dust jacket artwork.
  • The books are printed using the offset lithography process to give consistent, high quality print.
  • Printed on Munken Pure 80gsm paper.  This is a woodfree, age resistant, archival quality paper.
  • The books have Smyth sewn signatures.  The result of this process is the book will keep its shape and last longer.
  • Boards covered in Van Heek’s Premium Metallium Bronze fabric, which has a smooth surface that’s ideal for printing.
  • Gold foil printing is used on the spine for the book’s title, the name of the author and the publisher’s logo.
  • The endpapers are a metallic bronze colour, while the decorative head and tail bands are charcoal coloured.
  • The jacket has a high-quality, ‘velvet-feel’ SuperMatt laminate finish with spot UV / UV varnish detailing.
Book number105 [of 300]
SeriesThe Quantum Evolution (#1)
Overall conditionFine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
SignedOn the tipped-in signature / number page
Awards and Media
Awards and prizes

Locus Awards 2019 – nomination (best first novel)

Aurora Awards 2019 – nomination (best novel)

Xing Yun Awards 2019 – shortlist (best translated novel)

British Science Fiction Association Awards 2019 – longlist

Sunburst Awards 2019 – longlist

Book Stats
PublisherRebellion Publishing
(First published as a paperback on 04/10/2018)
PrintedIn the United Kingdom
ISBN 139781786186133
FormatHardcover with dust jacket
Size (h x w x d)223 x 147 x 39mm
Image and Design Credits
Design & typeset.Rebellion Publishing
Jacket design & artJustin Adams

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