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Peter F. Hamilton

Author of Pandora's Star

130+ Works 38,284 Members 702 Reviews 159 Favorited

About the Author

Peter F. Hamilton was born in Rutland, England on March 2, 1960. He started writing in 1987 and sold his first short story to Fear magazine in 1988. His first novel, Mindstar Rising, was published in 1993. His other works include the Night's Dawn series; Fallen Dragon; and the Void series. (Bowker show more Author Biography) show less
Disambiguation Notice:

Peter F. Hamilton (this page) who writes science fiction should not be confused with the many other authors named Peter Hamilton

Image credit: Photo by Georges Seguin. Autograph session with Peter F. Hamilton at Salon du livre 2009 (Paris, France).

Series

Works by Peter F. Hamilton

Pandora's Star (2004) 3,979 copies
Judas Unchained (2005) 2,964 copies
The Reality Dysfunction (1996) 2,744 copies
The Dreaming Void (2007) 2,355 copies
The Naked God (1999) 2,078 copies
Fallen Dragon (2001) 2,063 copies
The Neutronium Alchemist (1997) 2,042 copies
The Temporal Void (2008) 1,700 copies
The Evolutionary Void (2010) 1,304 copies
Mindstar Rising (Greg Mandel) (1993) — Author — 1,255 copies
The Nano Flower (1995) — Author — 1,161 copies
Great North Road (2012) 1,139 copies
A Quantum Murder (1994) — Author — 1,076 copies
A Second Chance at Eden (1998) 1,075 copies
Misspent Youth (2002) 813 copies
The Abyss Beyond Dreams (2014) 788 copies
Salvation (2018) 739 copies
The Naked God, Part 2: Faith (1999) 611 copies
Night Without Stars (2016) 470 copies
Manhattan in Reverse (2011) — Author — 416 copies
Salvation Lost (2019) 376 copies
The Confederation Handbook (2000) 345 copies
If At First... (Short Story) (2011) 161 copies
Light Chaser (2021) 145 copies
The Night's Dawn Trilogy (1990) 85 copies
Watching Trees Grow / Tendeleo's Story (2002) — Contributor — 82 copies
Lightstorm (1998) 49 copies
Watching Trees Grow (2000) 46 copies
The Queen of Dreams (2014) 46 copies
Träumende Leere (2009) 34 copies
Schwarze Welt: Roman (2009) 27 copies
The Hunting of Princes (2016) 19 copies
Sternenträume (2002) 16 copies
Family Matters (2014) 16 copies
A Hole in the Sky (2021) 13 copies
Footvote [Short Story] (2011) 10 copies
The Captain's Daughter (2022) 5 copies
Golul Visator (Void, #1) (2014) 5 copies
Eat Reecebread 5 copies
Zeul adormit (2013) 4 copies
Softlight Sins 4 copies
Candy Buds (1992) 3 copies
Golul evolutiv (2015) 3 copies
Adam's Gene 2 copies
Sonnie's edge 2 copies
Starlight Dreamer (1994) 2 copies
Deathday 2 copies
Cercallums 1 copy
Okno do času (2017) 1 copy
Spare Capacity (1993) 1 copy
2000 1 copy
Cercallums (2023) 1 copy

Associated Works

The Forever War (1974) — Introduction, some editions — 9,417 copies
The New Space Opera (2007) — Contributor — 551 copies
The Space Opera Renaissance (2007) — Contributor — 281 copies
Year's Best SF 11 (2006) — Contributor — 235 copies
The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction: Volume 1 (2007) — Composer — 220 copies
Futures: Four Novellas (2001) — Contributor — 186 copies
Solaris Rising: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction (2011) — Contributor — 124 copies
The Mammoth Book of Science Fiction (2002) — Contributor — 117 copies
Futures from Nature (2007) — Contributor — 112 copies
The Good New Stuff: Adventure in SF in the Grand Tradition (1999) — Contributor — 112 copies
Cyber-killers (1997) — Introduction, some editions — 106 copies
The Mammoth Book of the Best of Best New SF (2008) — Contributor — 104 copies
The Best of Interzone (1997) — Contributor — 99 copies
Galactic Empires (2008) — Contributor — 83 copies
Made To Order: Robots and Revolution (2020) — Contributor — 62 copies
The Web: 2027 (1999) — Contributor — 53 copies
Mission Critical (2019) — Contributor — 53 copies
In Dreams (1992) — Contributor — 52 copies
New Worlds (New Anthology Series , Vol 1) (1997) — Author — 47 copies
New Worlds 2 (1992) — Contributor — 47 copies
New Worlds 4 (1994) — Contributor — 46 copies
New Worlds 3 (1993) — Contributor — 38 copies
Burning Brightly: 50 Years of Novacon (2021) — Contributor — 33 copies
Best of British Science Fiction 2016 (2017) — Contributor — 29 copies
Love, Death + Robots: The Official Anthology, Volume 1 (2021) — Contributor — 21 copies
Cinema Futura (2010) — Contributor — 19 copies
Postscripts Magazine, Issue 1 (2004) — Contributor — 14 copies
Infinity Plus One (2001) — Introduction — 11 copies
Peter F. Hamilton: Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview (2018) — Narrator, some editions — 3 copies
BSFA Awards 2021: Awards Booklet (2022) — Contributor — 2 copies

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Common Knowledge

Birthdate
1960-03-02
Gender
male
Nationality
UK
Birthplace
Oakham, Rutland, England, UK
Places of residence
Rutland, England, UK
Occupations
author
Relationships
Hamilton, Kate (wife)
Hamilton, Sophie (daughter)
Agent
Antony Harwood
Disambiguation notice
Peter F. Hamilton (this page) who writes science fiction should not be confused with the many other authors named Peter Hamilton

Members

Discussions

Peter F. Hamilton, where to start? in Science Fiction Fans (February 2021)
Pandora's Star in Science Fiction Fans (February 2011)
Sell me on Peter Hamilton's Void trilogy in Science Fiction Fans (October 2010)

Reviews

This was solid! An interesting and inventive story about first contact, that also has a bit of a mystery angle to it (its quite tricky to sort out exactly what’s going on for a while). Well written and a good audiobook (read by John Lee, who I like).
 
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mrbearbooks | 39 other reviews | Apr 22, 2024 |
Readable but disappointing for me. I was impressed with Hamilton's Night's Dawn trilogy and OK with the Void Trilogy. This book, second in the earlier Mandel trilogy, has none of the cosmic expanse of those later works. It is set in an intermediate future -- say 50 years on -- and takes place completely in England. For me this smaller scope hurts. Dubious science can be forgiven in the far future in an intergalactic conflict. It's another to see it in a cozy murder. Both the method of murder and how the detection makes a key discovery depend on nonsense technology that I would expect in a second-tier TV series. There is also a secondary plot involving a rich heiress and her computer-simulated grandfather that seems like an homage to Heinlein's worst elements.

Read if you want, but no need to seek it out.
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ChrisRiesbeck | 10 other reviews | Apr 21, 2024 |
Este libro construye en muy pocas paginas un universo y una historia de amor que ya le gustaría a novelas mucho más largas. Creo que no le falta ni le sobra nada, como si al escribirlo lo hubiesen medido todo al milímetro.

Quizá, por sacarle la puntilla, me falta algo de representación queer y mas con los temas que trata el libro.
 
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Cabask | 8 other reviews | Mar 27, 2024 |

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Works
130
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Members
38,284
Popularity
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Rating
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Reviews
702
ISBNs
621
Languages
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Favorited
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