Hamilton is one of the top SF writers of today and this concluding part of his Commonwealth duology is good reason why. It is long but that said it is a real page turner with plenty of hi-octane action throughout to keep you guessing at the ending. If it has a slight downside then I’d say the ending was a slight disappointment. The first book in the Commonwealth duology is Pandora's Star
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Comparison: Kevin J Anderson, Greg Bear, Robert Silverberg.
After hundreds of years secretly manipulating the human race, the Starflyer alien has succeeded in engineering a war which should result in the destruction of the Intersolar Commonwealth. Now, thanks to Chief Investigator Paula Myo, the Commonwealth’s political elite finally acknowledges the Starflyer’s existence, and puts together an unlikely partnership to track down this enigmatic and terrifying alien.
The invasion from Dyson Alpha continues with dozens of Commonwealth worlds falling to the enemy. The navy fights back with what it believes to be war-winning superweapons, only to find that the alien fleet has equally powerful weapons. How the aliens got them is the question which haunts Admiral Kime. Could it be that the Commonwealth’s top-secret defence project has been compromised by the Starflyer’s agents, or is the truth even worse?
Publication date: 05/05/2006
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
|Publication date:||5th May 2006|
|Author:||Peter F. Hamilton|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Science Fiction,|
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.More About Peter F. Hamilton