Peter F. Hamilton was born in Rutland in 1960 and still lives nearby. He began writing in 1987, and sold his first short story to Fear magazine in 1988. He has written many bestselling novels, including the Greg Mandel series, the Night's Dawn trilogy, the Commonwealth Saga, the Void trilogy, short-story collections and several standalone novels including Fallen Dragon and Great North Road.
Peter F. Hamilton
When images of a lost civilization are 'dreamed' by a self-proclaimed prophet of the age, Nigel Sheldon, inventor of wormhole technology and creator of the Commonwealth society, is asked to investigate.
PeterFHamilton - 27 days ago
Quick thanks to everyone who turned up to the Infinity & Beyond panel at the MCM comiccon yesterday. I hope you were reasonably entertained/educated. Rarely have so many space opera authors fought over so few microphones.
PeterFHamilton - one month ago
Several people have asked about Salvation, so a (very) brief summary... Set in 2204, an abandoned alien spaceship is discovered 90 light years from Earth, in an uninhabited star system, by the first human starship to reach that far. A team of politically connected officials from various factions, all of whom have their own agenda, are sent to assess if it is a threat. What could possibly go wrong?
Well hello again. Hope you're all okay. I've been in a self-imposed editing exile for the last month or so. But the first round of alterations to the manuscript for Salvation are now done, and have been handed back to my editor(s), so I'm now allowed out of the writing shed again. Specifically out to the MCM London Comic Con next weekend, at the docklands Excel centre. I'll be on the To Infinity And Beyond panel 11am Saturday 27th. Also on the panel is my double act partner from last year's book tour: Mr Al Reynolds, along with several other rather talented people (see link, there's a lot of good authors appearing throughout the weekend). If you're there please do come along and see us; we'll be signing after the panel, so feel free to bring your book collection / kindle for inscribing. I've been to a few MCM events, and they seem to be getting bigger and more spectacular each time + its nice they're doing a dedicated Author's Corner stream now. For info:-
Other than that, as soon as I finished the edit last Wednesday, I started volume two, Salvation Lost (part 3 is The Saints Of Salvation), on Thursday. So a whole third-of-a-day off there. Not quite long enough to go see Guardians of the Galaxy 2, which is on the must see on big screen list; and then there's Alien Covenant out now as well, and later in the year, Blade Runner2 along with Last Jedi, and Thor3 (great trailer). So that's shaping up nicely. Still haven't caught up with Ghost in the Shell, but I did recently see Passengers -humm, and Arrival, yay; Deadpool, ha, and Logan, wow. Plus the really good news that the kids are now too old to want to go see the latest Smurfs movie. Double yay. And that's not including everything on TV -looking at you sense8. Anyway, hope to be posting a little more regularly now, until the house move of course, when I will doubtless be going into full neural meltdown.
PeterFHamilton - 2 months ago
Bargain for today....
PeterFHamilton - 3 months ago
Today is brain-hurt day. Spent the morning on maths for velocity & distance travelled & flight duration of interplanetary missiles with 50G acceleration. Have concluded they're quite fast and can go a long way in a short time... yeah, that'll do. My readers never comment on inaccuracies or lack of specifics.
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