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Peter F Hamilton - Author

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Books by Peter F Hamilton

Pandora's Star

Pandora's Star

Author: Peter F. Hamilton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2020

Pandora's Star is the first part of Hamilton's epic Commonwealth Saga duology - a fantastic galaxy-spanning novel from the master of space opera. At the edge of the galaxy something awakens - and it's coming for us Earth AD 2329: Humanity has colonized over four hundred planets, all interlinked by wormholes. For the first time in mankind's history there is peace. Then a star over a thousand light years away suddenly vanishes, imprisoned inside a force field of immense size. Yet who - or what - has that sort of technology? And what could this mean for us? Only a faster-than-light starship, captained by ex-NASA astronaut Wilson Kime, can reach that distance to investigate. However, what if there was a very good reason to seal off an entire star system? Also, getting in could prove easier than the worst possible outcome - stopping something else from getting out. The Commonwealth Saga duology concludes with Judas Unchained. 'The best book Hamilton has written in years' - Guardian 'Anyone who begins this won't be able to put it down' - Publishers Weekly

Judas Unchained

Judas Unchained

Author: Peter F. Hamilton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2020

Judas Unchained concludes the Commonwealth Saga duology by Peter F. Hamilton - one of the world's bestselling science fiction writers. Our worlds are under invasion - and only the impossible can save us now For hundreds of years, the human race has been manipulated into starting a war. And it's one that could destroy our entire civilization. Chief Investigator Paula Myo is nominated to hunt the creature behind this ploy, while our invasion continues and multiple worlds fall to the enemy. In response, Admiral Kime commands humanity's defense, marshaling war-ready super-weapons. Yet he discovers his adversaries wield equally powerful armaments. The question is - where did these come from? Has the Commonwealth's top-secret defense project been compromised, or is the truth even worse than we can imagine? The Commonwealth Saga starts with Pandora's Star. 'If Pandora's Star represented a return to form, Judas Unchained is even better' - Guardian

Salvation Lost

Salvation Lost

Author: Peter F. Hamilton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

Humanity rises to meet a powerful alien threat, in this extraordinary sequel to Peter F. Hamilton's Salvation. This is a high-octane adventure from 'the most powerful imagination in science fiction' (Ken Follett). Fight together - or die alone . . . In the twenty-third century, humanity is enjoying a comparative utopia. Yet life on Earth is about to change, forever. Feriton Kane's investigative team has discovered the worst threat ever to face mankind - and we've almost no time to fight back. The supposedly benign Olyix plan to harvest humanity, in order to carry us to their god at the end of the universe. And as their agents conclude schemes down on earth, vast warships converge above to gather this cargo. Some factions push for humanity to flee, to live in hiding amongst the stars - although only a chosen few would make it out in time. But others refuse to break before the storm. As disaster looms, animosities must be set aside to focus on just one goal: wiping this enemy from the face of creation. Even if it means preparing for a future this generation will never see. Salvation Lost is the second book in the Salvation Sequence by Peter F. Hamilton 'Everything readers of Salvation will have hoped for. A series emerging as a modern classic' Stephen Baxter 'Brilliant and compelling. A masterclass in tension and spectacle' Gareth L. Powell

Salvation Lost

Salvation Lost

Author: Peter F. Hamilton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2019

Humanity rises to meet a powerful alien threat, in this extraordinary sequel to Peter F. Hamilton's Salvation. Salvation Lost is the second stunning novel in the Salvation Sequence, from 'the owner of the most powerful imagination in science fiction' - Ken Follett. Fight together - or die alone . . . In the twenty-third century, humanity is enjoying a comparative utopia. Yet life on Earth is about to change, forever. Feriton Kane's investigative team has discovered the worst threat ever to face mankind - and we've almost no time to fight back. The supposedly benign Olyix plan to harvest humanity, in order to carry us to their god at the end of the universe. And as their agents conclude schemes down on earth, vast warships converge above to gather this cargo. Some factions push for humanity to flee, to live in hiding amongst the stars - although only a chosen few would make it out in time. But others refuse to break before the storm. As disaster looms, animosities must be set aside to focus on just one goal: wiping this enemy from the face of creation. Even if it means preparing for a future this generation will never see. Salvation Lost is the second book in the Salvation Sequence by Peter F. Hamilton 'A twisty and hugely satisfying SF thriller' - Alastair Reynolds on Salvation 'Startlingly fresh, vigorous and original' - Stephen Baxter on Salvation

Salvation Lost

Salvation Lost

Author: Peter F. Hamilton Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2019

Humanity rises to meet a powerful alien threat, in this extraordinary sequel to Peter F. Hamilton's Salvation. This is a high-octane adventure from 'the most powerful imagination in science fiction' (Ken Follett). Fight together - or die alone . . . In the twenty-third century, humanity is enjoying a comparative utopia. Yet life on Earth is about to change, forever. Feriton Kane's investigative team has discovered the worst threat ever to face mankind - and we've almost no time to fight back. The supposedly benign Olyix plan to harvest humanity, in order to carry us to their god at the end of the universe. And as their agents conclude schemes down on earth, vast warships converge above to gather this cargo. Some factions push for humanity to flee, to live in hiding amongst the stars - although only a chosen few would make it out in time. But others refuse to break before the storm. As disaster looms, animosities must be set aside to focus on just one goal: wiping this enemy from the face of creation. Even if it means preparing for a future this generation will never see. Salvation Lost is the second book in the Salvation Sequence by Peter F. Hamilton 'Everything readers of Salvation will have hoped for. A series emerging as a modern classic' Stephen Baxter 'Brilliant and compelling. A masterclass in tension and spectacle' Gareth L. Powell

Great North Road

Great North Road

Author: Peter F. Hamilton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2019

Great North Road is a standalone adventure from science fiction star Peter F. Hamilton, the author of The Night's Dawn trilogy. In Newcastle, AD 2142, Detective Sidney Hurst attends a brutal murder scene. The victim is one of the wealthy North family's clones, but the most disturbing aspect is how he died. Twenty years ago, a North clone billionaire and his household were slaughtered in the exact same manner, on the tropical planet of St Libra. So was Angela Tramelo wrongly convicted back then? She'd never wavered under interrogation - claiming she alone survived an alien attack. With St Libran bio-fuel now powering Earth's economy, investigating this alien threat becomes top priority. A vast expedition is mounted via the planet's Newcastle gateway - including Angela Tramelo, grudgingly released from prison. But the expedition is cut off, deep within St Libra's rainforests. Then the bloodshed begins.

A Second Chance at Eden

A Second Chance at Eden

Author: Peter F. Hamilton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2019

Sonnie's Edge appears within this collection, featured as part of the Love, Death & Robots series on Netflix. This is a brilliant collection of six short stories and a novella, set in the same universe as Peter F. Hamilton's Night's Dawn trilogy. The author presents us with a compelling mix of human dilemmas, imagined technologies and extraordinary new cultures. Among others, this collection includes Sonnie's Edge - featuring contests to the death between constructed monsters. But one has a special advantage . . . We also visit an abandoned alien spacecraft in Escape Route. However, is it really as empty as it seems? And in the title novella, A Second Chance at Eden, a habitat creator is murdered. But nobody can identify the perpetrator - or the motive. This is a must-have collection from a writer at the top of his game.

Manhattan in Reverse

Manhattan in Reverse

Author: Peter F. Hamilton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2019

In this collection of short stories, Peter F. Hamilton draws you into an array of captivating tales. These exciting glimpses into his worlds are not to be missed - and as Ken Follett says, `each short story has enough ideas for a whole novel'. Manhattan in Reverse features the author's popular detective Paula Myo, from his bestselling Commonwealth books. Other stories include Watching Trees Grow - a murder mystery set in an alternative 1800s Oxford - and The Forever Kitten. This questions eternal youth and the sacrifices required to pursue it. With all his usual brilliantly conceived storytelling, Peter F. Hamilton's talents are on full display.

Mission Critical

Mission Critical

Author: Peter F Hamilton, Yoon Ha Lee, Aliette de Bodard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM... Life is fragile. The difference between success and failure can come down to nothing the thread of a screw, the flick of a switch and when it goes wrong, you fix it. Or someone dies.. Mission Critical takes us from our world, across the Solar System, and out into deep space to tell the stories of people who had to do the impossible. And do it fast. Featuring stories by Peter F. Hamilton, Yoon Ha Lee, Aliette de Bodard, Greg Egan, Linda Nagata, Gregory Feeley, John Barnes, Tobias S. Buckell, Jason Fischer & Sean Williams, Carolyn Ives Gilman, John Meaney, Dominica Phetteplace, Allen M. Steele, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and Peter Watts.

Salvation

Salvation

Author: Peter F. Hamilton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2019

Salvation is the first title in a stunning science fiction trilogy, the Salvation Sequence, by Peter F. Hamilton. Know your enemy - or be defeated. AD 2204 An alien shipwreck is discovered on a planet at the very limits of human expansion - so Security Director Feriton Kayne selects a team to investigate. The ship's sinister cargo not only raises bewildering questions, but could also foreshadow humanity's extinction. It will be up to the team to bring back answers, and the consequences of this voyage will change everything. Back on Earth, we can now make deserts bloom and extend lifespans indefinitely, so humanity seems invulnerable. We therefore welcomed the Olyix to Earth when they contacted us. They needed fuel for their pilgrimage across the galaxy - and in exchange they helped us advance our technology. But were the Olyix a blessing or a curse? THE FAR FUTURE Many lightyears from Earth, Dellian and his clan of genetically engineered soldiers are raised with one goal. They must confront and destroy their ancient adversary. The enemy caused mankind to flee across the galaxy and they hunt us still. If they aren't stopped, we will be wiped out - and we're running out of time.

The Nano Flower

The Nano Flower

Author: Peter F. Hamilton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2019

Following Mindstar Rising and A Quantum Murder, The Nano Flower is the final book in Peter F. Hamilton's Greg Mandel trilogy - a page-turning science-fictional detective story. Julia Evans, billionaire owner of Event Horizon, is in trouble. For fifteen years she's been the power behind England's economic renaissance, but this won't help her now. Her husband is missing and rival companies claim to have acquired an incredible new technology - something impossibly superior to what has come before. So she has no time to notice a single flower, delivered anonymously. But this flower possesses genes millions of years in advance of any terrestrial DNA. Is it a cryptic alien message, or a poignant farewell token from her husband? One man could discover its origins, but Greg Mandel won't be alone in this desperate search. And as Greg and Julia discover, being first in the race won't be enough - when the Nano Flower starts to bloom . . .

A Quantum Murder

A Quantum Murder

Author: Peter F. Hamilton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2019

A Quantum Murder is the thrilling second book in Peter F. Hamilton's incredibly successful Greg Mandel series. Dr Edward Kitchener was a brilliant researcher into quantum cosmology . . . but he's found dead, lungs spread on either side of his open chest. His employers, Event Horizon, now want to know what happened - and fast. Many were anxious to stop Kitchener's work, and could have paid an assassin's fee. And only a mercenary could've breached Launde Abbey's premier-grade security system. Yet why would a professional waste time ritually slaughtering the target? Greg Mandel, psi-boosted ex-private eye, is enticed out of retirement to track the killer. He launches himself on a convoluted trail which will mean confronting the past. But - according to Kitchener's theories - this past might never have happened. A Quantum Murder is followed by The Nano Flower to complete the Greg Mandel trilogy.

Mindstar Rising

Mindstar Rising

Author: Peter F. Hamilton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2019

Mindstar Rising is the first in Peter F. Hamilton's hugely popular Greg Mandel series. It's the 21st century and global warming is here to stay, so forget the way your country used to look. And get used to the free market, too - the companies possess all the best hardware, and they're calling the shots now. In a world like this, a man open to any offers can do just fine. A man like Greg Mandel for instance, who's psi-boosted, wired into the latest sensory equipment and carrying state-of-the-art weaponry. He's also been part of the English Army's Mindstar Battalion. As the cartels battle for control of a revolutionary new power source, and corporate greed outstrips national security, tension is mounting to boiling point. And Greg Mandel is about to face the ultimate test. Mindstar Rising is followed by A Quantum Murder and The Nano Flower to complete the Greg Mandel trilogy.

Salvation

Salvation

Author: Peter F. Hamilton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Salvation is the first title in a stunning science fiction trilogy, The Salvation Sequence, by Peter F. Hamilton. Know your enemy - or be defeated AD 2204 An alien shipwreck is discovered on a planet at the very limits of human expansion - so Security Director Feriton Kayne selects a team to investigate. The ship's sinister cargo not only raises bewildering questions, but could also foreshadow humanity's extinction. It will be up to the team to bring back answers, and the consequences of this voyage will change everything. Back on Earth, we can now make deserts bloom and extend lifespans indefinitely, so humanity seems invulnerable. We therefore welcomed the Olyix to Earth when they contacted us. They needed fuel for their pilgrimage across the galaxy - and in exchange they helped us advance our technology. But were the Olyix a blessing or a curse? THE FAR FUTURE Many lightyears from Earth, Dellian and his clan of genetically-engineered soldiers are raised with one goal. They must confront and destroy their ancient adversary. The enemy caused mankind to flee across the galaxy and they hunt us still. If they aren't stopped, we will be wiped out - and we're running out of time.

The Reality Dysfunction

The Reality Dysfunction

Author: Peter F. Hamilton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/08/2018

The Reality Dysfunction by Peter F. Hamilton is the first in a sweeping galactic trilogy, The Night's Dawn trilogy, from the master of space opera. In AD 2600, the human race is finally realizing its potential. The galaxy's colonized planets host a multitude of diverse cultures. Genetic engineering has defeated disease and produced extraordinary space-born creatures. Huge fleets of sentient trader starships thrive, living on the wealth created by industrializing entire star systems. And throughout inhabited space, the Confederation Navy keeps the peace. Then something goes catastrophically wrong. On a primitive colony planet, a renegade criminal encounters an utterly alien entity. And this unintended meeting triggers the release of those that should never see the light, threatening everything we've become. An extinct race named this phenomenon 'the Reality Dysfunction'. It is a nightmare that has haunted us since the dawn of time. The Reality Dysfunction is followed by The Neutronium Alchemist and The Naked God.

The Neutronium Alchemist

The Neutronium Alchemist

Author: Peter F. Hamilton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/08/2018

Following on from The Reality Dysfunction, The Neutronium Alchemist is the second epic novel in the Night's Dawn trilogy by Peter F. Hamilton. A seemingly unstoppable force has entered our universe, and we are confronted by our most primal fear. Those who have succumbed to its horror have acquired godlike powers. Yet their actions are far from divine as they advance from planet to planet, leaving slaughter and mayhem in their wake. The Confederation Navy is dangerously overstretched, as whole worlds fracture and collapse. And a dark messiah prepares to invoke his own version of the final night. In such desperate times, a powerful new weapon could cause yet more terror, but Dr Alkad Mzu is determined to retrieve the Alchemist - and complete her thirty-year-old mission to slay a star. However, others have their own ideas on how to use this ultimate doomsday device. The Neutronium Alchemist is followed by The Naked God.