Released on 26 July 2012.

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Misspent Youth

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Set in the near future, over three hundred years before Pandora's Star and Judas Unchained, Peter F. Hamilton's Misspent Youth is a gripping introduction to the world of the Commonwealth Saga.

It is 2040 and after decades of research, the gift of eternal youth has finally been mastered. Even better, seventy-eight-year-old, internationally-renowned inventor Jeff Baker, is going to be the recipient of it.

At first, rejuvenation feels like a miracle. Until the glow starts to fade, and Jeff becomes increasingly aware that with great gifts come even greater costs . . .

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The world created by Peter is once again full of ideas
Incredibly real . . . highly recommended
Peter F. Hamilton peoples his story with strong characters . . . clever and sharply observant