Peter F. Hamilton - Page 1
First British Edition Macmillan (2001) |
As a child, Lawrence Newton wanted nothing more than to fly starships and explore the galaxy, like his fictional heroes. But on the colony world of Amethi in the twenty-fourth, century, Lawrence is living in the wrong era: the age of human starflight is drawing to a close. So, like many teenage hotheads before him, he rebels and runs away.
Twenty years later, he’s the sergeant of a washed-out platoon taking part in the bungled invasion of another world. The giant corporations who own the remaining starships euphemistically call such campaigns `asset realization’. In practice it’s simple piracy.
But while he’s on the ground, being shot at and firebombed by disturbingly effective resistance forces, Lawrence hears stories about the Temple of the Fallen Dragon - the holy place of a sect devoted to the worship of a mythical creature that fell from the sky millennia before the arrival of humans. More importantly, its priests are said to guard a hoard of treasure large enough to buy lifelong happiness for any man, and that information alone is enough to prompt him to mount a small private-enterprise operation of his own.
In Fallen Dragon, Peter F. Hamilton once again brings to bear the universe encompassing imagination, dazzling technological invention and sheer story telling mastery that has made his Greg Mandel novels and the mighty Night’s Dawn trilogy into international bestsellers.
First British Edition Gollancz (2001) |
The second Foursight anthology, edited and introduced by Peter Crowther
Four new novellas from the very best of British SF writers
Futures brings together new fiction from four of the very best SF writers working today. It is a snapshot look at why British SF is dominating the world market at the moment.
Whether describing a far future of alien domination, a very different present ruled by Imperial Roman families, the distant moons of the solar system brutally subjugated by Earth or an Africa changed out of all recognition by alien life, Futures presents four crystal clear examples of just why home-grown SF is going through such a boom.
Whether you are looking for the perfect introduction to the genre as a whole or want to pick up a brand new novella from your own personal favourite author Futures is the place to look.
Brought together by leading anthologist and editor Peter Crowther, Futures is an essential showcase of what makes British SF the dominant force in the genre as we enter the third millennium.
Reality Dust by Stephen Baxter
`Space Opera - the grind and the glorious, the truly operatic and infinite, worthy successor to tales of Greek gods and the Norse Sagas - is alive and well, and in very good hands. In short, Stephen Baxter is hard at work keeping and advancing the necessary forms and traditions, expanding the discourse in a way that both gladdens the heart and sends chills up the spines of his fellow writers’ Greg Bear
Watching Trees Grow by Peter F. Hamilton
`Peter Hamilton has written a murder story covering several centuries, in which the solution depends upon the sociology of immortal families evolved during the Roman Empire and upon forensic techniques that change massively during the course of the story. But Watching Trees Grow is a mystery and the surest way to really tell you what Hamilton has accomplished is to blow away all his secrets. You may want to read the story first’ Larry Niven
Making History by Paul McAuley
‘I find it surprisingly difficult to articulate why I so intensely admire Paul McAuley’s work. Perhaps the problem is simply that it is so uniformly excellent. Once I say that I admire his fine, clean, prose, the clarity of his plotting, the originality of his ideas, his understanding of science, and the quality of his characterisation, what else is there to say? To list his good qualities is the same as to list those things I like about science fiction’ Michael Swanwick
Tendeleo’s Story by Ian McDonald
‘Ian McDonald’s Chaga stories remind me of J.G.Ballard’s ‘Vermillion Sands’ stories in the way they return repeatedly to a single vividly imagined background but approach it from a different point of view in each visit. What McDonald seems to be doing is reinventing for the new century a whole host of existing science-fictional concepts, transforming them through the power of his prose and the intensity of his vision just as the mysterious Chaga invaders have transformed the Africa of his stories. He leaves us much the richer for his efforts.
|Paperback - Pan (2001) |
The Confederation Handbook
First British Edition Macmillan (2000) |
A vital guide to the 'Night's Dawn Trilogy: The Reality Dysfunction … The Neutronium Alchemist… The Naked God
Together with its accompanying short -story collection, A Second Chance At Eden, Peter F. Hamilton's bestselling 'Night's Dawn Trilogy' has been one of the most triumphant works of science fiction to appear in decades. Swiftly gathering a worldwide readership, this masterwork of cosmic imagination and sheer story-telling amounts to over 3,700 pages (or 1,200,000 words) in total, and has brought to life an entire galaxy of diverse planets and astonishing civilizations.
At the core of this magnificent creation is the Confederation itself: an assembly of human and xenoc colony worlds and asteroid settlements whose cultures and conflicts and turmoils are described over a Timeline of nearly six hundred years.
To mark the completion of this awesome trilogy, Peter F. Hamilton has produced The Confederation Handbook as an essential companion guide to the diverse elements of the massive universe he has created. Here we have his personal exposition of Adamist culture, Edenist culture, the starships, the status of the Confederation in 2610, a description of sentient xenoc species, as well as a full list of characters and their roles and, of course, details of the Timeline itself.
'From the outset, Hamilton won over Sci-Fi aficionados with the coherence of his invented universe… Hamilton has reclaimed Britain's dominance of the sci-fi genre' The Times
'Eloquent and ingenious...a host of believable characters deploy amid rich descriptions of worlds and living starships... It all hangs together compulsively' Daily Telegraph
'Hamilton is a compelling storyteller… He hangs on to each and every strand, never losing you in complexity… It is impossible to stop charging on, enthralled… There is nothing better of this ilk around' Guardian
First British Edition Macmillan (1999) |
The Naked God
|Paperback - Pan (2000) |
The third volume in the Night's Dawn Trilogy
Hell just went quantum...
The Confederation is starting to collapse politically and economically, allowing the possessed to infiltrate more worlds. Quinn Dexter is loose on Earth, destroying the giant arcologies one at a time. As Louise Kavanagh tries to track him down, she manages to acquire some strange and powerful allies whose goal does not quite match her own. The campaign to liberate Mortonridge from the possessed degenerates into a horrendous land battle of the kind which hasn't been seen by humankind for six hundred years. Then some of the protagonists escape in a very unexpected direction...
Joshua Calvert 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.
Offers a perfect opportunity to look at what's starry in British sci-fi just now ... the Hamilton series is a joy, in the rollicking, whizzbang, cosmic explosions and wonderful weird alien kind of way ... There is nothing better of this ilk around' Guardian
'That, for all its inter-galactic sweep, the narrative is so tightly focused and controlled, and that the author manages to bring the entire narrative to a satisfying and transcendent completion is a monumental achievement ... Peter F. Hamilton has managed to reenergize my sense of wonder, and thus the only fitting word to describe this trilogy must be “masterpiece”’ Interzone
'Unsettling, genuinely original and worthy of comparison to the best hard sci-fi from the likes of Asimov and Clarke, The Naked God is a fittingly brilliant conclusion to one of the major works of British sci-fi' SFX
'The depth and clarity of the future Hamilton envisions is as complex and involving as they come' Publishers Weekly
'Space opera has rarely been dealt with in such majesty... inventive, ambitious... a illustration of the power of science fiction' The Express
'Truly imaginative... the energy and detail of the writing are second to none'
'Hamilton writes classic space opera... heady stuff, played with verve, imagination and enough of a sense of humour' The Sunday Times
'Well into the millennium I will be telling people how I gobbled the 1,951 pages of The Reality Dysfunction and its sequel The Neutronium Alchemist in just two days' SFX
'Existing fans of the Night's Dawn epic sill snap it up, while for newcomers to Hamilton this is an excellent place to start' The Times
|Paperback - Pan (1999) |
A Second Chance at Eden
First British Edition Macmillan (1998) |
From the author of the Night's Dawn Trilogy,
a novella and six stories set in the same brilliantly realized universe
The popular sport of 'beastie-baiting' involves contests to the death between artificial monsters controlled through human affinity bonds. Sonnie's team is particularly successful ... but then her monster, 'Khanivore', has one special advantage.
A SECOND CHANCE AT EDEN
Eden is a bitek habitat which orbits Jupiter. Mining the fusion fuel on which Earth is dependent, it is a mini-nation of radical politics - and even more radical technology. Then its creator is murdered in full view of the whole population. But nobody can identify the perpetrator - or the motive.
NEW DAYS OLD TIMES
Settlers came to the planet Nyvan hoping for a lifestyle free of Earthbound hatreds. Alas, environments may change, but not Roman nature.
The crime-lord Laurus rules Kariwak with an iron fist jealously guarding control of the bitek trade. But when an astonishing new substance appears on the streets, virtual reality takes on an entirely new dimension
On a desolate planet, a man wages an obsessive campaign of retribution against the last survivor of an alien race. But vengeance can cut both ways.
THE LIVES AND LOVES OF TIARELLA ROSA
A passion that spans two generations of women ... and endures beyond.
The starship LADY MACBETH encounters a long abandoned alien spacecraft, with its escape route still intact - but leading where? If the crew claims salvage rights, the technology inside could make them wealthy enough to buy planets. But first they need to make sure it's as empty as it seems …
'Absolutely vintage science fiction. Hamilton puts British sci-fi back into interstellar overdrive' The Times
|About The Author|
Peter F. Hamilton was born in Rutland in 1960, and still lives near Rutland Water. 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 previous novels are the Greg Mandel series, Mindstar Rising (1993), A Quantum Murder (1994) and The Nano flower (1995); and the first two novels in the bestselling 'Night's Dawn' Trilogy: The Reality dysfunction and The Neutronium Alchemist. He has also published A Second Chance At Eden, a novella and six short stories set in the same universe as the 'Night's Dawn' Trilogy.
The Confederation Handbook
Pan Pbk Oct 01
The Naked God
Pan Pbk Oct 00
A Second Chance at Eden
Pan Pbk Oct 99
Dolphin Pbk 1998
The Neutronium Alchemist
Pan Pbk 1998
The Reality Dysfunction
The Nano Flower
A Quantum Murder
Watching Trees Grow
Gollancz Millenium Pbk Mar 02
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