Short story collections are something of a rarity by Peter F.Hamilton, who until recently had only published one collection in 1998, A SECOND CHANCE AT EDEN. Rather excitingly however, Tor published a second short story collection last year, MANHATTAN IN REVERSE, that is – dare I say it – even better than the first. Consequently we are very pleased to announce the paperback release, which is out next month and an absolute must-buy for both fans and newbies alike.


In 1998 Peter F. Hamilton, the master of space opera and top ten bestselling author, published his first collection of short stories in A Second Chance at Eden. Thirteen years later he returns to short fiction with a new collection. This includes ‘Manhattan in Reverse,’ an original story featuring Hamilton’s popular detective Paula Myo, from his bestselling Commonwealth series.

From ‘Watching Trees Grow’ and a murder mystery set in an alternative Oxford in the 1800s, to ‘The Forever Kitten’ and the questions of eternal youth and the sacrifice required to pursue this, these stories deal with intricate themes and sociological issues. They take an intriguing look at what it is it that makes us enduringly human.

With all his usual wonderfully imagined futuristic technology, complex characters and brilliantly conceived storytelling, Peter F. Hamilton shows yet again what makes him Britain’s number one science fiction writer.

A specially selected short story from the collection will be available to read on this blog sometime soon...