Peter F. Hamilton bibliography

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List of works by or about British science fiction author Peter F. Hamilton.

Novels[edit]

Greg Mandel trilogy (1993–1995)[edit]

  1. Mindstar Rising (1993), ISBN 0-330-32376-8
  2. A Quantum Murder (1994), ISBN 0-330-33045-4
  3. The Nano Flower (1995), ISBN 0-330-33044-6

Hamilton first came to prominence in the mid-1990s with three novels featuring the psychic detective Greg Mandel. Set in a near-future Britain which has been run into the ground by global warming and an authoritarian left-wing government, the books describe a society beginning to rebuild itself through the production of advanced technology. The books are a blend of lively scientific, political and social speculation mixed with elements of detective story.

Confederation universe (1996–2000)[edit]

  1. The Reality Dysfunction (1996, published in two volumes in the US: Emergence and Expansion), ISBN 0-330-34032-8
  2. The Neutronium Alchemist (1997, published in two volumes in the US: Consolidation and Conflict), ISBN 0-330-35143-5
  3. The Naked God (1999, published in two volumes in paperback in the US: Flight and Faith; the US hardback was one volume), ISBN 0-330-35145-1

After the Greg Mandel novels, Hamilton wrote a space opera in three volumes, known collectively as The Night's Dawn Trilogy. The three books are each well over a thousand pages long and are not standalone novels, totalling 1.2 million words. The trilogy is set in a universe with a wealth of worlds and artificial orbiting colonies. The plot is centered on the souls of the dead coming back from a hellish "beyond" to possess the living, and the latter fighting back. It was followed by a companion to the series, The Confederation Handbook, an informational book containing data about the universe of the Night's Dawn trilogy. Hamilton re-set several earlier short stories set in the Confederation timeline, published as the collection A Second Chance at Eden (see "Short story collections" below), including the newly written title novella.

Commonwealth universe (2002–present)[edit]

Commonwealth Saga
  1. Misspent Youth (2002), ISBN 978-0330480222
  2. Pandora's Star (2004), ISBN 978-0345461629
  3. Judas Unchained (2005), ISBN 978-0345461667

Misspent Youth is much shorter than either the Night's Dawn novels or Fallen Dragon, and again depicts a near-future version of Britain (but different from that in the Greg Mandel trilogy). It combines a rejuvenation theme with a growing preoccupation with the phenomenon of European integration from the Eurosceptic point of view. This was his least well received book critically. The author Graham Joyce has a cameo part in the book. Misspent Youth is placed in the same universe as the Commonwealth Saga, though it is not integral to the storyline of those novels. Much of the technology used in those novels (rejuvenation and low-cost/high-capacity memory storage) is established within this book.

The Commonwealth Saga is published in two halves, Pandora's Star and Judas Unchained. Set approximately 300 years later in the same universe as Misspent Youth, it explores the social effects of the almost complete elimination of the experience of death following widespread use of the rejuvenation technique described in Misspent Youth. In somewhat similar style to Night's Dawn, Hamilton also outlines, in detail, a universe with a small number of distinct alien species interacting essentially peacefully and who suddenly become faced with an increasingly ominous external threat.

Void Trilogy
  1. The Dreaming Void (2007), ISBN 978-1-4050-8880-0
  2. The Temporal Void (2008), ISBN 978-1-4050-8883-1
  3. The Evolutionary Void (2010), ISBN 978-0-345-49657-7

Set in the same universe as the Commonwealth Saga, the Void Trilogy is set 1200 years after the end of Judas Unchained. The release date for the first book, The Dreaming Void, was 3 August 2007. A time line that links the Commonwealth Saga with the Void Trilogy, filling in the 1200-year gap, has been written by Hamilton.[1]

The second book in the trilogy, The Temporal Void, was published in 2008. The third book in the trilogy, The Evolutionary Void, was published in August 2010.

The Chronicle of the Fallers
  1. The Abyss Beyond Dreams (2014), ISBN 978-0-345-54719-4
  2. Night Without Stars (2016), ISBN 978-0230769496 (UK), ISBN 978-0-345-54722-4 (US)

Hamilton announced in 2011 that he is developing a new trilogy.[2] He later cut this down to two books[3] titled The Chronicle of the Fallers. It is a return to his Commonwealth Universe, set in the same time-frame as the Void Trilogy, and tells the story of Nigel Sheldon and what happened when he broke into the Void. On 19 March, both the cover art and release date for the first book, The Abyss Beyond Dreams, was unveiled. The book was published on 21 October 2014.[4][5][6] The second book, Night Without Stars, was published September 22 ,2016.[7][8][9]

The Queen of Dreams (2014–present)[edit]

  1. The Secret Throne (2014), ISBN 0-857-53381-9
  2. The Hunting of the Princes (2016)
  3. A Voyage Through Air (August 10th, 2017)

A children's fantasy series also known as Book of the Realms. Taggie and Jemima are summer holidaying on their dad's farm. They know just what to expect—a tumbledown cottage, sunshine and strawberry-picking. But then Jemima sees a white squirrel wearing glasses… And things become even more extraordinary when their dad is captured and whisked away to a faerie world.

The Salvation Sequence (2018-Onwards)[edit]

At the start of 2018, Hamilton and his publishers Macmillan announced a brand-new trilogy set in an entirely new universe called 'The Salvation Sequence'. The three novels titled, Salvation, Salvation Lost and The Saint of Salvation Subsequent to that, on the 7th February 2018, the author published the first chapter of book one titled, 'Salvation'. The premise of book one follows two branching story lines, the opening line is set two hundred years in the future during 2204. In this period humanity have developed near-instantaneous space travel via 'trans-dimensional gates', placing them throughout the galaxy. The unintended consequence of this technology has made spaceships essentially redundant; however, when an unknown vessel is found on a recently explored world, a team of specialists are sent out to investigate both the craft and the astonishing contents therein. Meanwhile, the other story line will be set much farther in the future, the 51st century to be precise and follows a genetically engineered team of tier one special forces designed from the ground up to confront and destroy an age-old enemy, whose agenda is the total eradication of the human species.[10][11]

Standalone novels[edit]

His full-length novel, Fallen Dragon, is in many ways a condensation of the ideas and styles (and even characters) of the Night's Dawn trilogy, if rather darker in tone. The stand-alone book describes a bleak corporatist society dominated by five mega-corporations which wield almost unlimited power. It describes the troubled military campaign by one of these companies to "realise assets" from a minor colony, through the eyes of a veteran mercenary. One of the more interesting aspects of the book was its unconventional description of a spacefaring society which has developed interstellar travel but only at vast expense, putting it out of the reach of many people and a one-way trip for most of the rest.

Set in Newcastle upon Tyne in 2143, the Great North Road is a futuristic murder-mystery.[12]

Short story collections[edit]

  • A Second Chance at Eden (1998, collection of short stories set in the Confederation universe), ISBN 0-330-35182-6
    • Sonnie's Edge (originally published in New Moon, Issue 1, September 1991)
    • A Second Chance at Eden
    • New Days Old Times
    • Candy Buds
    • Deathday
    • The Laws and Loves of Tiarella Rosa
    • Escape Route
  • Manhattan In Reverse (2011)[13]
    • Watching Trees Grow (2000, novella originally published as a limited signed edition by PS Publishing; later anthologised in Futures; then published in a mass market paperback edition), ISBN 0-575-07305-5.)
    • Footvote (2005)
    • If at first ... (2011 short story broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra)
    • The Forever Kitten (2005)
    • Blessed by an Angel (2007)
    • The Demon Trap (2011)
    • Manhattan In Reverse (2011)

Other short fiction[edit]

Critical studies and reviews of Hamilton's work[edit]

The Great North Road[edit]

  • Di Filippo, Paul (August 2013). "On Books". Asimov's Science Fiction. 37 (8): 107–111.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Timeline". peterfhamilton.co.uk.
  2. ^ "Blog 025 - May 2011". peterfhamilton.co.uk. Archived from the original on 2014-06-05.
  3. ^ "GeekChocolate - TV - Film - Books - Comics - Theatre". GeekChocolate.
  4. ^ "The Abyss Beyond Dreams by Peter F Hamilton cover art". upcoming4.me.
  5. ^ "FYI.... PRESS RELEASE – 21st JUNE... - Peter F. Hamilton" (Press release). Facebook.
  6. ^ Peter F. Hamilton & Pan Macmillan. YouTube. 23 October 2012.
  7. ^ "Home". peterfhamilton.co.uk.
  8. ^ "Chronicle of the Fallers". Risingshadow.
  9. ^ "Amazon.com: A Night Without Stars: A Novel of the Commonwealth (Commonwealth: Chronicle of the Fallers) (9780345547224): Peter F. Hamilton: Books".
  10. ^ Liptak, Andrew (7 February 2018). "Aliens watch the rise of humanity in an excerpt from Peter F. Hamilton's sci-fi novel, Salvation". The Verge. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  11. ^ "Salvation Peter F.Hamilton". Macmillan. February 2018. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  12. ^ Thirdyen (21 January 2013). "Great North Road". Barnes & Noble.
  13. ^ Peter F. Hamilton. "Manhattan In Reverse". Goodreads.