Search Results: "Peter F. Hamilton"


BOOK REVIEW

THE TEMPORAL VOID by Peter F. Hamilton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 24, 2009

"Huge and, particularly in the case of Edeard's saga, much flabbier than its predecessor, but still addictive enough that fans will stick around for the conclusion."
Second entry in Hamilton's latest doorstopper far-future science-fiction trilogy, following The Dreaming Void (2008). Read full book review >

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GREAT NORTH ROAD by Peter F. Hamilton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"One of Hamilton's better outings, caveats and all."
Part murder mystery, part alien-contact thriller, Hamilton's latest doorstopper (The Evolutionary Void, 2010, etc.) takes place in the early 23rd century when, thanks to the invention of wormhole technology, distant planets have been discovered and colonized. Read full book review >

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THE ABYSS BEYOND DREAMS by Peter F. Hamilton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"Solidly engrossing fare for the series' faithful."
Doorstopper—not that Hamilton writes anything else—first entry of a new two-book saga set in his popular Commonwealth universe (The Evolutionary Void, 2010, etc.).Read full book review >

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MINDSTAR RISING by Peter F. Hamilton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Believable characters and a solid plot set against a carefully worked-out backdrop: an assured, effective debut from a writer to watch."
British author Hamilton's debut is the first of a cyberthriller trilogy set in a near-future England where global warming has wrought vast changes in the geographic, environmental, political, and economic landscape. Read full book review >

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A QUANTUM MURDER by Peter F. Hamilton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 17, 1997

"The intriguing backdrop and solid characters enliven what is otherwise an overlong, overstuffed, and not particularly believable investigation."
A second workout for Greg Mandel, veteran of the Mindstar Battalion (Mindstar Rising, 1996), whose implanted gland gives him the psi powers of empathy and intuition in a medium-future England beset by climatic warming and politico-economic chaos. Read full book review >

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THE NAKED GOD by Peter F. Hamilton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 3, 2000

"Instead, if you were impressed by Greg Mandel's trilogy (triumphantly concluded with The Nano Flower, 1998), try part one of The Reality Dysfunction and ease your way in."
This final part of Hamilton's doorstopper trilogy set in a.d. 2600—following The Reality Dysfunction (mass market, published in two parts) and The Neutronium Alchemist (ditto), not to mention a recent compilation of related stories, A Second Chance at Eden'switches to hardcover, presumably on the theory that readers who've patiently accumulated all those paperbacks won't want to wait ages for the paperback market editions. Read full book review >

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THE DREAMING VOID by Peter F. Hamilton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2008

"Dozens of scenarios, a surprisingly well-delineated cast of thousands, plotting enough to delight the most Machiavellian of readers and, this time out, a far leaner and more purposeful product: a real spellbinder from a master storyteller."
The thread of Hamilton's latest doorstopper space opera picks up a thousand years after the events of Judas Unchained (2006). Read full book review >

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THE NANO FLOWER by Peter F. Hamilton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Gratifyingly complex and challenging—indeed, impossible to summarize adequately, what with battles, love stories, vendettas, imponderable aliens, and robust characters: a fine trilogy, sure, but this one's in a class by itself."
Third in Hamilton's trilogy (Mindstar Rising, 1996; A Quantum Murder, p. 1421) featuring Greg Mandel, of the psi- powered Mindstar Battalion. Read full book review >

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FALLEN DRAGON by Peter F. Hamilton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 11, 2002

"A fascinating, compulsively readable clash of hardware and ideals."
New stand-alone science fiction yarn from the author of such behemoths as The Naked God (2000), etc., whose shimmering skeins encompass colonial oppression, the military-industrial complex, alien empires, time travel, genetic manipulation, nanomachines, and what-all. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A NIGHT WITHOUT STARS by Peter F. Hamilton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"An atomic blast of a yarn. Hamilton in peak form and absolutely not to be missed."
Hamilton's latest (a relatively slender 704 pages) brings to a furious boil the two-book saga (The Abyss Beyond Dreams, 2014) describing human colony planet Bienvenido's unremitting battle against the hostile alien Fallers. Read full book review >

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JUDAS UNCHAINED by Peter F. Hamilton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 28, 2006

"Overstuffed yet often compelling, with dazzling action sequences, equally often merely ponderous, Hamilton's huge saga adheres to space-opera tropes with trancelike devotion: worth a try, but too long by half."
Continuation of Hamilton's behemoth of a space opera, the 900-plus page Pandora's Star (2004, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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MISSPENT YOUTH by Peter F. Hamilton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 16, 2008

"Flowers for Algernon, centering on sex instead of brains."
Terse—for Hamilton (The Dreaming Void, 2008, etc.)—yarn, first published in the United Kingdom in 2002, about rejuvenation and its consequences. Read full book review >