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Peter F. Hamilton is a British author that writes science fiction novels. He was born in 1960 in Rutland, England. Hamilton did not complete his formal education.
Order of Arkship Trilogy Series
|1||A Hole in the Sky||2021||Description / Buy|
|2||The Captain's Daughter||2022||Description / Buy|
|3||Queens of an Alien Sun||2022||Description / Buy|
Order of Night's Dawn Series
|1||The Reality Dysfunction||1996||Description / Buy|
|2||The Neutronium Alchemist||1997||Description / Buy|
|3||The Naked God||1999||Description / Buy|
Order of Night's Dawn Collections
|1||A Second Chance at Eden||1998||Description / Buy|
Order of Night's Dawn Non-Fiction Books
|1||The Confederation Handbook||2000||Description / Buy|
Order of Commonwealth Saga Series
|1||Pandora's Star||2004||Description / Buy|
|2||Judas Unchained||2005||Description / Buy|
Order of Void Series
|1||The Dreaming Void||2007||Description / Buy|
|2||The Temporal Void||2008||Description / Buy|
|3||The Evolutionary Void||2009||Description / Buy|
Order of Commonwealth: Chronicle Of The Fallers Series
|1||The Abyss Beyond Dreams||2014||Description / Buy|
|2||A Night Without Stars||2016||Description / Buy|
Order of Commonwealth Universe Series
|1||Misspent Youth||2002||Description / Buy|
Order of Greg Mandel Series
|1||Mindstar Rising||1993||Description / Buy|
|2||A Quantum Murder||1994||Description / Buy|
|3||The Nano Flower||1995||Description / Buy|
|4||Family Matters (Short Story)||2014||Description / Buy|
Order of Queen Of Dreams Series
|1||The Secret Throne||2014||Description / Buy|
|2||The Hunting of the Princes||2016||Description / Buy|
|3||A Voyage Through Air||2017||Description / Buy|
Order of Salvation Sequence Series
|1||Salvation||2018||Description / Buy|
|2||Salvation Lost||2019||Description / Buy|
|3||The Saints of Salvation||2020||Description / Buy|
Order of Peter F. Hamilton Standalone Novels
|1||Fallen Dragon||2001||Description / Buy|
|2||Great North Road||2012||Description / Buy|
|3||Light Chaser (Short Story)||2021||Description / Buy|
Order of Peter F. Hamilton Short Stories/Novellas
|1||Watching Trees Grow (Short Story)||2000||Description / Buy|
|2||Footvote (Short Story)||2004||Description / Buy|
|3||If at First... (Short Story)||2007||Description / Buy|
|4||The Demon Trap (Short Story)||2008||Description / Buy|
|5||A Window Into Time (Short Story)||2016||Description / Buy|
Order of Peter F. Hamilton Short Story Collections
|1||Manhattan in Reverse||2011||Description / Buy|
Order of The Web - 2027 Series
|1||Gulliverzone (Short Story)||1997||Description / Buy|
|2||Dreamcastle (Short Story)||1997||Description / Buy|
|3||Untouchable (Short Story)||1997||Description / Buy|
|4||Spiderbite||1997||Description / Buy|
|5||Lightstorm||1997||Description / Buy|
|6||Sorceress (Short Story)||1997||Description / Buy|
Peter F. Hamilton Anthologies
|1||The Good New Stuff||1999||Description / Buy|
|2||Futures||2001||Description / Buy|
|3||The Mammoth Book Of Science Fiction||2002||Description / Buy|
|4||The Space Opera Renaissance||2006||Description / Buy|
|5||The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction||2007||Description / Buy|
|6||The New Space Opera||2007||Description / Buy|
|7||Solaris Rising||2011||Description / Buy|
|8||Best of British Science Fiction 2016||2017||Description / Buy|
|9||Stories of Hope and Wonder: In Support of UK's Healthcare Workers||2020||Description / Buy|
|10||Love, Death and Robots: The Official Anthology: Volume One||2021||Description / Buy|
|11||Burning Brightly||2021||Description / Buy|
The author has admitted in interviews that he abandoned English and literature at the age of 16 and science at 18. The subjects did not appeal to him, which is why his success as a science fiction writer is so ironic.
Hamilton read a lot of science fiction during his childhood. The author was a teenager in the 1970s, and life was largely dull. Science fiction provided the sort of escape he craved. It also encouraged him to develop a critical attitude.
Authors like Clarke, Niven, and Asimov inspired him. Unlike some writers, Hamilton did not believe that he could pen better stories than his idols. However, he was certain that he could replicate the quality of their storytelling.
He doesn’t remember making the decision to write fiction. He had toyed with the idea for a long time. It grew in strength during his twenties until he finally surrendered to the desire, bought a typewriter, and started putting his stories on paper.
‘Dead Day’ was the first story he sold. It appeared in Fear Magazine back in 1989. A few years later, the author published his first novel (Mindstar Rising). He added several notable titles to his bibliography in the years that followed, including ‘The Naked God’ and ‘A Quantum Murder.’
The author has grown immensely in the years since his first novel debuted. His approach to outlining has become more sophisticated. The writing process is still difficult. But Hamilton has more confidence.
He trusts his ability to deliver competently written stories. The author appreciates the fact that the science fiction genre has expanded over the years to include a multitude of sub-genres, creating more room for new writers to tell interesting stories.
Additionally, real-life science and technology have come a long way. Hamilton goes to great lengths to ensure that his scientific concepts are plausible. But he avoids doing too much research. The author knows that unnecessary detail can destroy the momentum of a good story.
Hamilton’s books are balanced. They include multiple characters that provide a variety of viewpoints. He tries to give each character a purpose, to explain why their presence matters. While he doesn’t have favorite characters, the author has a soft spot for Gore Burnelli. He enjoys writing the character because the two of them have opposing views.
Writer’s block isn’t an issue for Hamilton because he makes extensive notes. He has bad writing days on occasion. But the author always knows what he needs to write. Writer’s block has never stopped him from making progress.
He tries to maintain regular office hours. Hamilton spends his mornings doing revisions on the pages he wrote the day before. In the afternoon, he writes new pages. But he doesn’t obsess over daily goals and word counts.
Like most authors, he misses deadlines. A daily word count would simply remind him of his failures. He doesn’t see the point.
Peter F. Hamilton Awards
Hamilton has received Arthur C. Clarke and John W Campbell Memorial Award nominations.
Best Peter F. Hamilton Books
The author’s schedule is so hectic that he doesn’t get as much time as he would like to read for pleasure. But when the opportunity arises, he reads science fiction. Hamilton’s best books include:
Pandora’s Star: Dudley Bose just made a disturbing observation. A member of the Intersolar Commonwealth, living in the year 2380, Bose saw a star disappear. Wilson Kime has been tasked with leading a mission to investigate the anomaly.
But the Guardians of Selfhood are convinced that an alien entity will use Wilson’s ship to execute its nefarious plans.
Judas Unchained: In trying to investigate an anomaly, the Commonwealth unleashed a dangerous threat. Now 23 planets are gone. The Prime have the blood of hundreds of millions on their hands, and their crusade has just begun.
Meanwhile, the Guardians of Selfhood told everyone who would listen that an alien entity had infiltrated the Commonwealth. For their diligence, they were branded as terrorists and hunted relentlessly.
But they were right. New evidence shows that the Starflyer is a real threat, and it has agents in every corner of the Commonwealth. But no one knows for sure whether the alien entity is an ally or an enemy of The Prime.
When Does The Next Peter F. Hamilton book come out?
Peter F. Hamilton doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Queens of an Alien Sun and was released on December, 6th 2022. It is the newest book in the Arkship Trilogy Series.