Peter Hamilton

Easton Press Peter Hamilton books

Fallen Dragon - Signed First Edition of Science Fiction - 2002
Pandora's Star - Signed First Editions of Science Fiction - 2004
Judas Unchained - Signed First Editions of Science Fiction - 2006
The Dreaming Void - Signed First Editions of Science Fiction - 2008

Peter F. Hamilton biography

As of my last knowledge update in January 2022, Peter F. Hamilton is a British science fiction author known for his space opera novels, intricate world-building, and epic storytelling. Born on March 2, 1960, in Rutland, England, Hamilton has become a prominent figure in contemporary science fiction literature. He began writing in 1987, and sold his first short story to Fear magazine in 1988.

Peter Hamilton's literary career truly began with the publication of his first novel, Mindstar Rising, in 1993. However, it was with the release of his "Night's Dawn Trilogy" that he gained widespread recognition. Comprising The Reality Dysfunction (1996), The Neutronium Alchemist (1997), and The Naked God (1999), the trilogy presented a vast and intricate narrative exploring a future where the boundaries between life and death blur. Known for his ability to create expansive and immersive universes, Hamilton's works often involve complex plots, advanced technologies, and a diverse array of characters. His Commonwealth Saga, which includes Pandora's Star (2004) and Judas Unchained (2005), further established him as a leading figure in the space opera subgenre.

Hamilton's Commonwealth Universe includes additional series and standalone novels, such as the Void Trilogy (The Dreaming Void, The Temporal Void and The Evolutionary Void) and The Abyss Beyond Dreams. His storytelling prowess extends to exploring themes of human evolution, interstellar civilizations, and the consequences of advanced technologies.

Beyond his contributions to literature, Peter Hamilton is known for his meticulous research and attention to scientific details within the realm of speculative fiction. His works often incorporate elements of physics, biology, and sociology, providing a sense of scientific authenticity to his futuristic settings. Hamilton's success in the science fiction genre has led to numerous awards and accolades, and his novels have gained a dedicated fanbase. As of my last knowledge update, Peter F. Hamilton continues to be an influential and prolific author, contributing to the ongoing evolution of science fiction literature with his imaginative and ambitious storytelling. For the latest information on Peter Hamilton and his works, it's advisable to check more recent sources.

Fallen Dragon

When his platoon is sent to a distant planet to stop a rebellion, Lawrence, determined to escape the constraints of the merciless and exploitative military, decides to steal their legendary gemstone, the Fallen Dragon, to get the money he needs, but he soon discovers that the gem is not what it seems, in a thrilling new adventure from the best-selling author of The Reality Dysfunction.

Born in a colony world in 2310, Lawrence Newton hankered after the golden era of starships exploring the galaxy. But the age of human starflight was drawing to a close... Twenty years later, Lawrence is the sergeant of a washed-out platoon, taking part in the bungled invasion of yet another human colony world. The giant corporations call such campaigns 'asset realization', but in practice it's simple piracy.
When he's on the ground, being shot at and firebombed by resistance forces, he recalls stories of the Temple of the Fallen Dragon. Its priests supposedly guard a treasure hoard large enough to buy lifelong happiness. So Lawrence decides to mount a dangerous private-enterprise operation of his own.

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 must 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.

Deploying invulnerable twenty-fifth-century soldiers called Skins, Zantiu-Braun's corporate starships loot entire planets. But as the Skins invade bucolic Thallspring, Z-B's strategy is about to go awry, all because of: Sgt. Lawrence Newton, a dreamer whose twenty years as a Skin have destroyed his hopes and desires; Denise Ebourn, a school teacher and resistance leader whose guerrilla tactics rival those of Che Guevara and George Washington and Simon Roderick, the director who serves Z-B with a dedication that not even he himself can understand. Grimly determined to steal, or protect, a mysterious treasure, the three players engage in a private war that will explode into unimaginable quests for personal grace...or galactic domination.

"One of Hamilton's best...undeniably a page-turner." - Publishers Weekly

Pandora's Star - Commonwealth Saga book 1

Pandora's Star is the first part of Peter F. Hamilton's epic Commonwealth Saga duology a fantastic galaxy-spanning novel from the master of space opera. For fans of Iain M. Banks and Alastair Reynolds.

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?

At the edge of the galaxy something awakens and it's coming for us . . .

Judas Unchained - Commonwealth Saga book 2

In this incredible sequel to Pandora's Star , the Commonwealth Saga goes out with a bang. Judas Unchained is a stunning, expansive space opera from one of the world's bestselling science fiction writers, Peter F. Hamilton.

In the star-spanning civilization known as the Intersolar Commonwealth, twenty-three planets have fallen victim to the Prime, a technologically advanced alien species genetically hardwired to exterminate all other forms of life. But the Prime is not the only threat. The Starflyer, an alien with mind-control abilities impossible to detect or resist, has secretly infiltrated the Commonwealth and is 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, the fractious Commonwealth must unite as never before.

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.

“An interstellar suspense thriller . . . sweeping in scope and emotional range.” - San Antonio Express-News

The Dreaming Void - Void Trilogy series book 1

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...

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