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Peter F. Hamilton - Author

About the Author

Peter F. Hamilton was born in Rutland in 1960. He began writing in 1987, and sold his first short story to Fear magazine in 1988. He has also been published in Interzone and the In Dreams and New Worlds anthologies, and several small press publications. His first novel was Mindstar Rising, published in 1993, and he has been steadily productive since then. Peter lives near Rutland Water with his wife Kate, daughter Sophie and son Felix.

Featured books by Peter F. Hamilton

Pandora's Star

Pandora's Star

Author: Peter F. Hamilton Format: Paperback 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

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Judas Unchained

Judas Unchained

Author: Peter F. Hamilton Format: Paperback 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

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The Temporal Void

The Temporal Void

Author: Peter F. Hamilton Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/08/2021

Will their heart's desire doom a civilization? The Commonwealth is in turmoil, as a cult prepares for its pilgrimage into the Void. Breaching its boundaries could cause an irreparable rift in space. Yet these fanatics are unstoppable, convinced by the Void's projections of a paradise within. An alien invasion fleet is also on the way, as the Oscien Empire attempts to take advantage of humanity's confusion. Investigator Paula Myo must hunt the Void's latest prophet, in an attempt to stop her spreading its enticing visions. And at the heart of events is Edeard the Waterwalker, who lived long ago within the Void. Tales of his glorious story inspired the Pilgrimage - but may yet expose the Void's true nature. Following on from The Dreaming Void, The Temporal Void by Peter F. Hamilton is an epic space opera and the second book in the bestselling Void trilogy.

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Manhattan in Reverse

Manhattan in Reverse

Author: Peter F. Hamilton Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/07/2019

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.

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The Abyss Beyond Dreams

The Abyss Beyond Dreams

Author: Peter F. Hamilton Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/06/2021

The first volume in the Chronicles of the Fallers, The Abyss Beyond Dreams by Peter F. Hamilton is an exceptional novel exploring the mystery at the heart of the Commonwealth Universe. To save their civilization, he must destroy it When a so-called prophet sees visions of a lost civilization, Nigel Sheldon is asked to investigate. Especially as these dreams seem to be coming from the Void - a mysterious area of space with hugely destructive capabilities. Then Nigel crash-lands inside the Void, and finds so much more than he expected. Bienvenido: a planet populated by survivors from long-vanished Commonwealth ships. For centuries their decedents have been fighting a desperate battle against the Fallers, space-born predators that have evolved to conquer worlds. And Nigel soon realizes that the Fallers hold the key to the destruction of the Void itself. If he can survive long enough to find it . . . 'Huge cast, enormous canvas, big ideas - mega in every way' - Daily Mail Continue the adventure with the second in the duology, Night Without Stars.

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Other books by Peter F. Hamilton

Misspent Youth

Misspent Youth

Author: Peter F. Hamilton Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/09/2021

Set in the near-future, over three hundred years before Pandora's Star and Judas Unchained, Peter F. Hamilton's Misspent Youth is a gripping introduction to the world of the Commonwealth Saga. Jeff Baker is granted the gift of eternal youth. However, it's not all it seems . . . It is 2040 and, after decades of research, we can finally rejuvenate a human being. At seventy-eight years old, Jeff Baker - renowned inventor and philanthropist - has given the world much of his creative genius. He's therefore selected as first choice for this gift. At first, rejuvenation feels like a miracle, until the glow begins to fade. Personal relationships start to break down and the world waits for more brilliant new work. Living the dream will come at a cost, but can Jeff pay the price? 'The owner of the most powerful imagination in science fiction' - Ken Follett 'Hamilton handles massive ideas with enviable ease' - Guardian

Fallen Dragon

Fallen Dragon

Author: Peter F. Hamilton Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/09/2021

Lawrence Newton always dreamed of adventure amongst the stars. Now the ultimate prize is within his grasp, but what will he risk to get it? Lawrence is the sergeant of a washed-out platoon, taking part in the bungled invasion of yet another human colony world. The giant corporations call such campaigns 'asset realization', but in practice it's simple piracy. When he's on the ground, being shot at and firebombed by resistance forces, he recalls stories of the Temple of the Fallen Dragon. Its priests supposedly guard a treasure hoard large enough to buy lifelong happiness. So Lawrence decides to mount a dangerous private-enterprise operation of his own. Fallen Dragon is a classic standalone novel by science fiction star Peter F. Hamilton. 'The owner of the most powerful imagination in science fiction' - Ken Follett 'Hamilton handles massive ideas with enviable ease' - Guardian

Night Without Stars

Night Without Stars

Author: Peter F. Hamilton Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/06/2021

'Hamilton in peak form' - Kirkus Reviews To prevent an invasion, She must start a revolution The planet of Bienvenido is in crisis. Its citizens are battling the Fallers, who have now infiltrated every level of human society. Nowhere is safe - and no one can be trusted. The mysterious 'Warrior Angel' is leading a desperate resistance, aided by forbidden Commonwealth technology. Yet the technophobic government obstructs the Angel's efforts at every turn. As Fallers prepare to attack from the skies, the odds seem impossible on the ground. However, astronaut Ry Evine has made a discovery. It could unlock powerful Commonwealth secrets and prevent their annihilation. But time isn't on humanity's side. Following The Abyss Beyond Dreams, Night Without Stars is the epic follow-up to Peter F. Hamilton's Chronicle of the Fallers duology.

The Saints of Salvation

The Saints of Salvation

Author: Peter F. Hamilton Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/10/2020

Humanity rises to meet a powerful alien threat, in this extraordinary conclusion to Peter F. Hamilton's Salvation Sequence. This is a high-octane adventure from 'the most powerful imagination in science fiction' (Ken Follett). Live in hiding - or die for freedom Humanity welcomed the Olyix and their utopian technology. But mankind was tricked. Now these visitors are extracting a terrible price. For two years, the Olyix have laid siege to Earth, harvesting its people for their god. One by one, cities are falling to their devastating weaponry. And while millions have fled to seek refuge in space, others continue to fight an apparently unwinnable war. As Earth's defeat draws near, a team attempts to infiltrate the Salvation of Life - the Olyix's arkship. If it succeeds, those chosen will travel to a hidden enclave thousands of light years away. Once there, they must signal its location to future generations, to bring the battle to the enemy. Maybe allies scattered throughout space and time can join forces. Yet in the far future, humanity are still hunted by their ancient adversary. And as forces battle on in the cold reaches of space, hope seems distant indeed . . . The Saints of Salvation is the third and final book in the Salvation Sequence by Peter F. Hamilton. 'A vast, intricate sci-fi showstopper' - Guardian on Salvation 'Exciting, wildly imaginative and quite possibly Hamilton's best book to date' - SFX Magazine on Salvation, 5 stars

Salvation Lost

Salvation Lost

Author: Peter F. Hamilton Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2019

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 Release Date: 25/07/2019

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 Release Date: 25/07/2019

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.

The Nano Flower

The Nano Flower

Author: Peter F. Hamilton Format: Paperback 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 . . .

Mindstar Rising

Mindstar Rising

Author: Peter F. Hamilton Format: Paperback 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.

A Quantum Murder

A Quantum Murder

Author: Peter F. Hamilton Format: Paperback 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.

Salvation

Salvation

Author: Peter F. Hamilton Format: Paperback 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 Neutronium Alchemist

The Neutronium Alchemist

Author: Peter F. Hamilton Format: Paperback 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.

The Reality Dysfunction

The Reality Dysfunction

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

The Reality Dysfunction by Peter F. Hamilton is the first in a sweeping galactic series, 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 Naked God

The Naked God

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

The third book in the The Night's Dawn trilogy, The Naked God by Peter F. Hamilton is an epic conclusion to dramatic and compelling series. The Confederation is verging on collapse, unable to prevent the enemy from sweeping through the galaxy. And Earth's defences have finally been penetrated, its giant domed cities destroyed one by one. As time runs out for civilization, those who fight on must join forces and form new alliances - but an enemy's enemy isn't always a friend. The war is desperate on all fronts, with battles fought on a scale unseen by humankind for six centuries. There are rumours that an ancient space-faring race faced this same threat to its existence - surviving with the help of the Sleeping God. If this mysterious and powerful entity truly exists, we may be able to find it. And if it really can avert the ultimate catastrophe, we may at last find hope. Joshua Clavert and Syrinx now fly their starships on a mission to find the Sleeping God - which an alien race believes holds the key to finally overthrowing the possessed.

Zweite Chance auf Eden

Zweite Chance auf Eden

Author: Peter F. Hamilton Format: Ebook Release Date: 01/06/2018

Mit Peter F. Hamiltons "e;Armageddon"e;-Zyklus gelangte das Genre der Space Opera zu neuer Blute. Nun liegt mit der Neuausgabe von "e;Zweite Chance auf Eden"e; das perfekte Buch fur Neueinsteiger und Fans der Reihe vor: In sieben langeren Erzahlungen fuhrt der Autor den Leser durch die Geschichte der Konfoderation. Er erzahlt von der Besiedlung erster fremder Planeten durch die Menschen, von gentechnischen Manipulationen und der Begegnung zwischen Menschen und Auerirdischen - und auch in diesem Band besticht Peter F. Hamilton mit einer unverwechselbaren Mischung aus Abenteuerroman und wissenschaftlicher Science-Fiction.

Der nackte Gott

Der nackte Gott

Author: Peter F. Hamilton Format: Ebook Release Date: 01/09/2017

Der Abschluss des Armageddon-Zyklus: Der Feldzug gegen die Besessenen wird zu einer furchtbaren Schlacht, wie sie die Menschheit seit sechshundert Jahren nicht mehr erlebt hat. Und Joshua Calvert und Syrinx brechen mit ihrem Raumschiff zu einer letzten Mission auf. Sie wollen den Schlafenden Gott finden, von dem die Legende kundet, er ware der Schlussel zum Sieg uber die Besessenen ...