Mindstar Rising

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Mindstar Rising
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First edition
Author Peter F. Hamilton
Cover artist Jim Burns
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Science fiction
Publisher Pan Books
Publication date
1993
Media type Print (paperback)
Pages 438 pp
ISBN 0-330-32376-8
Followed by A Quantum Murder

Mindstar Rising is a science fiction novel by British writer Peter F. Hamilton, published in 1993. It is the first book in the Greg Mandel trilogy. The novel introduces the major characters in the series, most notably Greg and Julia Evans. The novel combines elements of classic detective novels with science fiction.

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The focus of the novel centers around the growth of the company Event Horizon, founded by Julia's grandfather Philip Evans. Beset by industrial saboteurs, the company seeks help in the form of ex-Mindstar Brigade soldier turned private detective Greg Mandel. The company is leading the way in rebuilding a 21st-century England after the People's Socialist Party (PSP), a tyrannical communist government, had first crushed the country and then collapsed, leaving it in shambles. Initially hired to solve a mystery involving missing stocks from a zero-g satellite production facility, he is then re-hired to find the source of attacks on a stored personality of Philip Evans after the industrialist's death.

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