Night’s Dawn Books In Publication Order
- The Reality Dysfunction (1996)
- The Neutronium Alchemist (1997)
- The Naked God (1999)
Night’s Dawn Collections In Publication Order
- A Second Chance at Eden (1998)
Night’s Dawn Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order
- The Confederation Handbook (2000)
Commonwealth Saga Books In Publication Order
- Pandora’s Star (2004)
- Judas Unchained (2005)
Void Books In Publication Order
- The Dreaming Void (2007)
- The Temporal Void (2008)
- The Evolutionary Void (2009)
Commonwealth: Chronicle Of The Fallers Books In Publication Order
- The Abyss Beyond Dreams (2014)
- A Night Without Stars (2016)
Commonwealth Universe Books In Publication Order
- Misspent Youth (2002)
Greg Mandel Books In Publication Order
- Mindstar Rising (1993)
- A Quantum Murder (1994)
- The Nano Flower (1995)
- Family Matters (2014)
Queen Of Dreams Books In Publication Order
- The Secret Throne (2014)
- The Hunting of the Princes (2016)
- A Voyage Through Air (2017)
Salvation Sequence Books In Publication Order
- Salvation (2018)
- Salvation Lost (2019)
- The Saints of Salvation (2020)
Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- Fallen Dragon (2001)
- Great North Road (2012)
- Light Chaser (With: Gareth L. Powell) (2021)
Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order
- If at First… (2007)
- A Window Into Time (2016)
Short Story Collections In Publication Order
- Manhattan in Reverse (2011)
The Web – 2027 Books In Publication Order
- Gulliverzone (By:Stephen Baxter) (1997)
- Lightstorm (1997)
- The Web (By:Graham Joyce) (1997)
- Sorceress (By:Maggie Furey) (1997)
- Spindrift (By:Maggie Furey) (1998)
Gollancz Binary Books In Publication Order
- Leningrad Nights & How The Other Half Lives (By:Graham Joyce) (2000)
- Watching Trees Grow (2000)
- The Human Front & A Writer’s Life (By:Ken MacLeod) (2001)
Anthologies In Publication Order
- The Good New Stuff (1999)
- Year’s Best SF 11 (2006)
- The Space Opera Renaissance (2006)
- The New Space Opera (2007)
- Stories of Hope and Wonder: In Support of UK’s Healthcare Workers (2020)
- Burning Brightly: 50 Years of Novacon (2021)
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Peter F. Hamilton Books Overview
Space is not the only void…
In AD 2600 the human race is finally beginning to realize its full potential. Hundreds of colonized planets scattered across the galaxy host a multitude of prosperous and wildly diverse cultures. Genetic engineering has pushed evolution far beyond nature’s boundaries, defeating disease and producing extraordinary spaceborn creatures. Huge fleets of sentient trader starships thrive on the wealth created by the industrialization of entire star systems. And throughout inhabited space the Confederation Navy keeps the peace. A true golden age is within our grasp.
But now something has gone catastrophically wrong. On a primitive colony planet a renegade criminal’s chance encounter with an utterly alien entity unleashes the most primal of all our fears. An extinct race which inhabited the galaxy aeons ago called it ‘The Reality Dysfunction.’ It is the nightmare which has prowled beside us since the beginning of history.
The Reality Dysfunction is a modern classic of science fiction, an extraordinary feat of storytelling on a truly epic scale.
The ancient menace has finally escaped from Lalonde, shattering the Confederation’s peaceful existence. Those who succumbed to it have acquired godlike powers, but now follow a far from divine gospel as they advance inexorably from world to world. On planets and asteroids, individuals battle for survival against the strange and brutal forces unleashed upon the universe. Governments teeter on the brink of anarchy, the Confederation Navy is dangerously over stretched, and a dark messiah prepares to invoke his own version of the final Night. In such desperate times the last thing the galaxy needs is a new and terrifyingly powerful weapon. Yet Dr. Alkad Mzu is determined to retrieve the Alchemist so she can complete her thirty year old vendetta to slay a star. Which means Joshua Calvert has to find Dr Mzu and bring her back before the Alchemist can be reactivated. But he’s not alone in the chase, and there are people on both sides who have their own ideas about how to use the ultimate doomsday device. The Neutronium Alchemist is the second novel in the Night’s Dawn Trilogy, an extraordinary feat of storytelling on a truly epic scale.
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 doesn’t quite match her own. The campaign to liberate Mortonridge from the possessed degenerates into a horrendous land battle, 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 fly their starships on a mission to find the Sleeping God which an alien race believes holds the key to overthrowing the possessed. The Naked God is the brilliant climax to Peter F. Hamilton’s awe inspiring Night’s Dawn Trilogy.
This novella and six stories are set in the same universe and time line as the ‘Night’s Dawn’ trilogy.
‘The Reality Dysfunction’…
‘The Neutronium Alchemist’…
‘The Naked God’ Peter F. Hamilton’s ‘Night’s Dawn Trilogy’ has proved one of the best selling Science Fiction series of the last decade, and the most dramatically successful from a UK author. This handbook is an essential companion volume for all the countless readers past, present and future for whom this massive trilogy has evolved into a defining SF classic. It comprises general background information relating to all three volumes, with comprehensive notes and glossaries on the major characters, planets, space stations, political hierarchies, weaponry, spacecraft, invasions, and the many alien races with their diverse social economies, industries and technologies. ‘From the outset, Hamilton won over the sci fi aficionados with the coherence of his invented universe’ ‘The Times’.
Critics have compared the engrossing space operas of Peter F. Hamilton to the classic sagas of such sf giants as Isaac Asimov and Frank Herbert. But Hamilton’s bestselling fiction powered by a fearless imagination and world class storytelling skills has also earned him comparison to Tolstoy and Dickens. Hugely ambitious, wildly entertaining, philosophically stimulating: the novels of Peter F. Hamilton will change the way you think about science fiction. Now, with Pandora s Star, he begins a new multivolume adventure, one that promises to be his most mind blowing yet. The year is 2380. The Intersolar Commonwealth, a sphere of stars some four hundred light years in diameter, contains more than six hundred worlds, interconnected by a web of transport tunnels known as wormholes. At the farthest edge of the Commonwealth, astronomer Dudley Bose observes the impossible: Over one thousand light years away, a star…
vanishes. It does not go supernova. It does not collapse into a black hole. It simply disappears. Since the location is too distant to reach by wormhole, a faster than light starship, the Second Chance, is dispatched to learn what has occurred and whether it represents a threat. In command is Wilson Kime, a five time rejuvenated ex NASA pilot whose glory days are centuries behind him. Opposed to the mission are the Guardians of Selfhood, a cult that believes the human race is being manipulated by an alien entity they call the Starflyer. Bradley Johansson, leader of the Guardians, warns of sabotage, fearing the Starflyer means to use the starship s mission for its own ends,. Pursued by a Commonwealth special agent convinced the Guardians are crazy but dangerous, Johansson flees. But the danger is not averted. Aboard the Second Chance, Kime wonders if his crew has been infiltrated. Soon enough, he will have other worries. A thousand light years away, something truly incredible is waiting: a deadly discovery whose unleashing will threaten to destroy the Commonwealth…
and humanity itself. Could it be that Johansson was right?From the Hardcover edition.
Peter F. Hamilton’s superbly imagined, cunningly plotted interstellar adventures are conceived on a staggeringly epic scale and filled with fully realized human and alien characters as complex as they are engaging. No mere world builder, Hamilton creates entire universes and he does so with irresistible flair and intelligence. His previous novel, the acclaimed Pandora s Star, introduced the Intersolar Commonwealth, a star spanning civilization of the twenty fourth century. Robust, peaceful, and confident, the Commonwealth dispatched a ship to investigate the mystery of a disappearing star, only to inadvertently unleash a predatory alien species that turned on its liberators, striking hard, fast, and utterly without mercy. The Prime are the Commonwealth s worst nightmare. Coexistence is impossible with the technologically advanced aliens, who are genetically hardwired to exterminate all other forms of life. Twenty three planets have already fallen to the invaders, with casualties in the hundreds of millions. And no one knows when or where the genocidal Prime will strike next. Nor are the Prime the only threat. For more than a hundred years, a shadowy cult, the Guardians of Selfhood, has warned that an alien with mind control abilities impossible to detect or resist the Starflyer has secretly infiltrated the Commonwealth. Branded as terrorists, the Guardians and their leader, Bradley Johansson, have been hunted by relentless investigator Paula Myo. But now evidence suggests that the Guardians were right all along, and that the Starflyer has placed agents in vital posts throughout the Commonwealth agents who are now sabotaging the war effort. Is the Starflyer an ally of the Prime, or has it orchestrated a fight to the death between the two species for its own advantage?Caught between two deadly enemies, one a brutal invader striking from without, the other a remorseless cancer killing from within, the fractious Commonwealth must unite as never before. This will be humanity s finest hour or its last gasp. From the Hardcover edition.
Reviewers exhaust superlatives when it comes to the science fiction of Peter F. Hamilton. His complex and engaging novels, which span thousands of years and light years are as intellectually stimulating as they are emotionally fulfilling. Now, with The Dreaming Void, the eagerly awaited first volume in a new trilogy set in the same far future as his acclaimed Commonwealth saga, Hamilton has created his most ambitious and gripping space epic yet. The year is 3589, fifteen hundred years after Commonwealth forces barely staved off human extinction in a war against the alien Prime. Now an even greater danger has surfaced: a threat to the existence of the universe itself. At the very heart of the galaxy is the Void, a self contained microuniverse that cannot be breached, cannot be destroyed, and cannot be stopped as it steadily expands in all directions, consuming everything in its path: planets, stars, civilizations. The Void has existed for untold millions of years. Even the oldest and most technologically advanced of the galaxy’s sentient races, the Raiel, do not know its origin, its makers, or its purpose. But then Inigo, an astrophysicist studying the Void, begins dreaming of human beings who live within it. Inigo s dreams reveal a world in which thoughts become actions and dreams become reality. Inside the Void, Inigo sees paradise. Thanks to the gaiafield, a neural entanglement wired into most humans, Inigo s dreams are shared by hundreds of millions and a religion, the Living Dream, is born, with Inigo as its prophet. But then he vanishes. Suddenly there is a new wave of dreams. Dreams broadcast by an unknown Second Dreamer serve as the inspiration for a massive Pilgrimage into the Void. But there is a chance that by attempting to enter the Void, the pilgrims will trigger a catastrophic expansion, an accelerated devourment phase that will swallow up thousands of worlds. And thus begins a desperate race to find Inigo and the mysterious Second Dreamer. Some seek to prevent the Pilgrimage; others to speed its progress while within the Void, a supreme entity has turned its gaze, for the first time, outward…
. From the Hardcover edition.
Many of Peter F. Hamilton’s dazzling novels, which offer startling perspectives on tomorrow s technological and cultural trends, are epic in scope, spanning vast stretches of space and time. And yet they are grounded in characters human, alien, and other who, for all their strangeness, are still able to touch our hearts and fire our imaginations. Now Hamilton returns to the universe of his acclaimed Commonwealth saga with The Temporal Void, the second volume in the trilogy that began with The Dreaming Void.
Long ago, a human astrophysicist, Inigo, began dreaming scenes from the life of a remarkable human being named Edeard, who lived within the Void, a self contained microuniverse at the heart of the galaxy. There, under the beneficent gaze of mysterious godlike entities, humans possessed uncanny psychic abilities, and Edeard s were the strongest of all. Equally strong was his determination to bring justice and freedom to a world terrorized by criminal violence and corruption.
Inigo s inspirational dreams, shared by hundreds of millions throughout the galaxy spanning gaiafield, gave birth to a religion Living Dream. But when the appearance of a Second Dreamer seemed to trigger the expansion of the Void an expansion that is devouring everything in its path the Intersolar Commonwealth was thrown into turmoil. With the adherents of Living Dream determined to set forth on a dangerous pilgrimage into the Void, interstellar war threatens to erupt.
With time running out, the fate of humanity hinges on a handful of people. There is Araminta, only now awakening to the unwelcome fact that she is the mysterious Second Dreamer and to the dire responsibilities that go with it; Inigo, whose private dreams hint at a darker truth behind Edeard s legendary life; Paula Myo, the ruthless field operative of the Commonwealth, whose search for Araminta and Inigo is about to yield a most unpleasant surprise; and Justine, whose desperate gamble places her within the Void, where the godlike Skylords hold the power to save the universe…
or destroy it.
From the Hardcover edition.
An innovator praised as one of the inventors of the new space opera, Peter F. Hamilton has also been hailed as the heir of such golden age giants as Heinlein and Asimov. His star spanning sagas are distinguished by deft plotting, engaging characters, provocative explorations of science and society, and soaring imaginative reach. Now, in one of the most eagerly anticipated offerings of the year, Hamilton brings his acclaimed Void trilogy to a stunning close. Exposed as the Second Dreamer, Araminta has become the target of a galaxywide search by government agent Paula Myo and the psychopath known as the Cat, along with others equally determined to prevent or facilitate the pilgrimage of the Living Dream cult into the heart of the Void. An indestructible microuniverse, the Void may contain paradise, as the cultists believe, but it is also a deadly threat. For the miraculous reality that exists inside its boundaries demands energy energy drawn from everything outside those boundaries: from planets, stars, galaxies…
from everything that lives. Meanwhile, the parallel story of Edeard, the Waterwalker as told through a series of addictive dreams communicated to the gaiasphere via Inigo, the First Dreamer continues to unfold. But now the inspirational tale of this idealistic young man takes a darker and more troubling turn as he finds himself faced with powerful new enemies and temptations more powerful still. With time running out, a repentant Inigo must decide whether to release Edeard’s final dream: a dream whose message is scarcely less dangerous than the pilgrimage promises to be. And Araminta must choose whether to run from her unwanted responsibilities or face them down, with no guarantee of success or survival. But all these choices may be for naught if the monomaniacal Ilanthe, leader of the breakaway Accelerator Faction, is able to enter the Void. For it is not paradise she seeks there, but dominion.
Readers have learned to expect the unexpected from Peter F. Hamilton. Now the master of space opera focuses on near future Earth and one most unusual family. The result is a coming of age tale like no other. By turns comic, erotic, and tragic, Misspent Youth is a profound and timely exploration of all that divides and unites fathers and sons, men and women, the young and the old. 2040. After decades of concentrated research and experimentation in the field of genetic engineering, scientists of the European Union believe they have at last conquered humankind’s most pernicious foe: old age. For the first time, technology holds out the promise of not merely slowing the aging process but actually reversing it. The ancient dream of the Fountain of Youth seems at hand. The first subject for treatment is seventy eight year old philanthropist Jeff Baker. After eighteen months in a rejuvenation tank, Jeff emerges looking like a twenty year old. And the change is more than skin deep. From his hair cells down to his DNA, Jeff is twenty with a breadth of life experience. But while possessing the wisdom of a septuagenarian at age twenty is one thing, raging testosterone is another, as Jeff discovers when he attempts to pick up his life where he left off. Suddenly his oldest friends seem, well, old. Jeff s trophy wife looks better than she ever did. His teenage son, Tim, is more like a younger brother. And Tim s nubile girlfriend is a conquest too tempting to resist. Jeff s rejuvenated libido wreaks havoc on the lives of his friends and family, straining his relationship with Tim to the breaking point. It s as if youth is a drug and Jeff is wasted on it. But if so, it s an addiction he has no interest in kicking. As Jeff s personal life spirals out of control, the European Union undergoes a parallel meltdown, attacked by shadowy separatist groups whose violent actions earn both condemnation and applause. Now, in one terrifying instant, the personal and the political will intersect, and neither Jeff nor Tim or the Union itself will ever be the same again.
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 make out just fine. A man like Greg Mandel for instance, who’s psi boosted, wired into the latest sensory equipment, carrying state of the art weaponry and late 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. ‘Races ahead with verve and flair’ Starburst ‘The plotting is tight and ingenious’ Interzone
Dr Edward Kitchener, a brilliant researcher into quantum cosmology for the Event Horizon conglomerate…
but no good to anybody now, lying dead with his lungs spread out on either side of his open chest. The security system at Launde Abbey was premier grade, yet a mercenary could still have got through, and plenty of people anxious to stop Kitchener’s work would pay the killer’s fee. But why would a professional waste time in ritually slaughtering the target? Event Horizon needs to know fast, so Greg Mandel, psi boosted ex private eye, is enticed out of retirement to launch himself on a convoluted trail involving confrontation with a past which according to Kitchener’s theories might never have happened. ‘I cannot recommend this too highly’ IAN McDONALD ‘Peter Hamilton manages a very neat trick, combining deft scientific and social speculation with the page turning appeal of the best thrillers’ TAD WILLIAMS
Peter F. Hamilton is one the rising stars of science fiction in the nineties. His epic space adventure, The Reality Dysfunction, was a major international bestseller, while his near future thrillers, Mindstar Rising and A Quantum Murder, introduced an intriguing new hero in the character of Greg Mandel, a freelance operative whose telepathic abilities give him a crucial edge in the high tech world of the twenty first century. Now Mandel returns in a spectacular new adventure that blows open the possibilities of the next century. Julia Evans: billionairess, owner of Event Horizon, for fifteen years undisputed power behind the world’s economic renaissance. And in trouble. With her computer genius husband missing and rival companies suddenly claiming to have acquired a technology impossibly superior to anything on Earth, Julia has no time to notice an anonymously delivered flower. But this flower has genes millions of years in advance of terrestrial DNA. Is it a cryptic alien message or a poignant farewell from her husband?Only Greg Mandel can discover its origin, but he is not alone in his desperate search. A vicious mercenary killer, a jade merchant, and a high priced courtesan all have a part to play. It was never going to be easy, but as Greg and Julia discover, simply being first in the race ins’t nerly good enough as teh Nano Flower starts to bloom…
In the distant future, corporations have become sustainable communities with their own militaries, and corporate goals have essentially replaced political ideology. On a youthful, rebellious impulse, Lawrence joined the military of a corporation that he now recognizes to be ruthless and exploitative. His only hope for escape is to earn enough money to buy his place in a better corporation. When his platoon is sent to a distant colony to quell a local resistance effort, it seems like a stroke of amazing fortune, and Lawrence plans to rob the colony of their fabled gemstone, the Fallen Dragon, to get the money he needs. However, he soon discovers that the Fallen Dragon is not a gemstone at all, but an alien life form that the local colonists have been protecting since it crashed in their area. Now, Lawrence has to decide if he will steal the alien to exploit the use of its inherent biotechnical processes which far exceed anything humans are capable of or if he will help the Resistance get the alien home.
Welcome to the infinite worlds of The WebFebruary 7, 2027 is World Peace Day. All over the world, celebrations are in full swing. There’s even free access to the Web today a chance to sample the infinite worlds and endless possibilities of virtual reality. Finally, a chance for Sarah to spin into the Web. Too bad she has to bring her little brother, George, with her. But Sarah knows she’ll have a great time in GulliverZone, the best theme park in the Web, anyway. What Sarah doesn’t know is that February 7, 2027, will turn out to be a day of danger beyond imagination. The peace that is being celebrated in the real world does not extend into cyberspace. A mysterious being known only as the Sorceress seeks to use the Web for her own purposes…
and she won’t let anything or anybody stand her in way…
Welcome to the infinite worlds of The Web
Ghostly lights out on the marsh have been the subject of tales and rumors for as long as anyone can remember. Thirteen year old Aynsley suspects that the ‘Lightstorms’ are connected to a problem at the nearby power company. The company is trying to keep it a secret, but someone in authority needs to be told and Aynsley is the one to do it. With the help of a network of friends across the world, Aynsley knows he just might be able to use The Web to get past the company security to find out exactly what’s going on. But the Web works both ways. If Aynsley can get to the company, then the company can get to him. And the company has a way of dealing with intruders…
LENINGRAD NIGHTS by the World Fantasy Award nominated author of THE TOOTH FAIRY. A story of human dignity , the hunger for survival and a possibly angelic intervention set during the 900 day siege of Leningrad in WWII. HOW THE OTHER HALV LIVES by the Arthur C. Clarke Aawrd nominated author of DAYS. A modern Faustian tale. A business ensures his glittering success by the brutal abuse of his doppleganger, little suspecting that he is laying the foundations for his own destruction.
THE HUMAN FRONT is a sparkling SF alternate history story set in world that has been fighting WWIII since 1949. Leading a guerilla campaign against the Western Forces is the heroic, myhtic figure of Joe Stalin. And above the battlefields flying saucers fill the skies.
Once the mainstay of science fiction, adventure stories fell out of favor during the 1960s and early 1970s. But in recent years, science fiction writers have spun out galaxy spanning adventures as imaginative and wonderful as any of yesteryear’s tales. Renowned editor Gardner Dozois assembles seventeen such escapades here, with stories from today’s and tomorrow’s finest writers, including:Stephen Baxter, Tony Daniel, R. Garcia y Robertson, Peter F. Hamilton, Janet Kagan, George R. R. Martin, Paul J. McAuley, Maureen F. McHugh. G. David Nordley, Robert Reed, Mary Rosenblum, Bruce Sterling, Michael Swanwick, George Turner, John Varley, Vernor Vinge, Walter Jon WilliamsThese stories brim with the exciting thrills our universe offers us alien landscapes, unimagined realms, life unlike any we have known before, and that mysterious realm known as the human soul. The Good New Stuff shows that they really do still write ’em like that!
This is the best short form science fiction of 2005, selected by David Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer, two of the most respected editors in the field. The short story is one of the most vibrant and exciting areas in science fiction today. It is where the hot new authors emerge and where the beloved giants of the field continue to publish. Now, building on the success of the first nine volumes, Eos will once again present a collection of the best stories of the year in mass market. Here, selected and compiled by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer, two of the most respected editors in the field, are stories with visions of tomorrow and yesterday, of the strange and the familiar, of the unknown and the unknowable. With stories from an all star team of science fiction authors, ‘Year’s Best SF 11‘ is an indispensable guide for every science fiction fan.
‘Space opera’, once a derisive term for cheap pulp adventure, has come to mean something more in modern SF: compelling adventure stories told against a broad canvas, and written to the highest level of skill. Indeed, it can be argued that the ‘new space opera’ is one of the defining streams of modern SF. Now, World Fantasy Award winning anthologists David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer have compiled a definitive overview of this subgenre, both as it was in the days of the pulp magazines, and as it has become in 2005. Included are major works from genre progenitors like Jack Williamson and Leigh Brackett, stylish midcentury voices like Cordwainer Smith and Samuel R. Delany, popular favorites like David Drake, Lois McMaster Bujold, and Ursula K. Le Guin, and modern day pioneers such as Iain M. Banks, Steven Baxter, Scott Westerfeld, and Charles Stross.
The brightest names in science fiction pen all new tales of space and wonder:
Peter F. Hamilton
James Patrick Kelly
Paul J. McAuley
Walter Jon Williams