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Manhattan in Reverse

by Peter F. Hamilton

Manhattan in Reverse Synopsis

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.

Manhattan in Reverse Press Reviews

The stories here show many of Peter's strengths, highlighting key human themes in a variety of different settings in an entertaining way. There are those great ideas, still: super-technology, evolution, planets connected by wormholes, alien biology and habits. However, here the typical widescreen baroque of those larger epic narratives have been replaced by something a little more focused and intimate, but these are still engaging and fun -- SFFWorld With all his usual imagination for futuristic technology, complexity of character and brilliantly conceived storytelling Peter F. Hamilton shows through this collection of work what it is that makes him Britain's number one science fiction writer . . . Peter F. Hamilton is at the top of his game and this short story collection just reinforces that fact. If you are a fan you will absolutely love this collection, but newcomers will find this an excellent introduction to his work without having to commit to a full-length novel. Highly recommended -- WordsinInk If you're looking for a collection of truly well-written and engaging short science fiction stories, then Manhattan in Reverse is a great read -- SciFiNow The collection's highpoint is the excelled novella Watching Tress Grow , set in an alternate reality in which Rome never fell and most citizens are immortal -- Guardian Hamilton is often associated with space operas unusual even in that genre for both scale and mass; one of the best stories here, Watching Trees Grow , depicts the human race's expansion out from its home world as the background to an immortal Javert's inexorable solution to a whodunit. He also usefully reminds us that it is possible for people of somewhat conservative views to be humane; the title story is an effective puzzle concluding in a moral point that does not only apply to alien planets -- TLS A rare collection from one of sci-fi's more engaging storytellers -- Sunday Telegraph

Book Information

ISBN: 9781509868711
Publication date: 23rd July 2019
Author: Peter F. Hamilton
Publisher: Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 272 pages
Categories: Science fiction, Short stories,

About Peter F. Hamilton

Peter F. Hamilton was born in Rutland in 1960 and now lives in Somerset. He began writing in 1987, and sold his first short story to Fear magazine in 1988. He has written many bestselling novels, including the Greg Mandel series, the Night's Dawn trilogy, the Commonwealth Saga, the Void trilogy, The Chronicle of the Fallers, short story collections and several standalone novels including Fallen Dragon and Great North Road.

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