Manhattan in Reverse

The Complete Collection

Author: Peter F. Hamilton

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

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Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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In this collection, Peter F. Hamilton draws you into an array of captivating tales. These exciting glimpses into his worlds are not to be missed – and as Ken Follett says, ‘each short story has enough ideas for a whole novel’. Manhattan in Reverse features the author’s popular detective Paula Myo, from his bestselling Commonwealth books. Other stories include Watching Trees Grow – a murder mystery set in an alternative 1800s Oxford – and The Forever Kitten. This questions eternal youth and the sacrifices required to pursue it. 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. This fabulous collection contains a total of seven short stories: Watching Trees Grow Footvote If at First. . . The Forever Kitten Blessed by an Angel The Demon Trap Manhattan in Reverse

The Demon Trap

A Short Story from the Manhattan in Reverse Collection

Author: Peter F. Hamilton

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

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Category: Fiction

Page: 62

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Taken from Peter F. Hamilton's short story collection Manhattan in Reverse, The Demon Trap is a thrilling short story featuring Paulo Myo of the Commonwealth Saga. When a Siddley-Lockheed CP-450 carrying a group of privileged pleasure-seeking Dynasty members is blown up over Nova Zealand, Senior Investigator Paula Myo of the Serious Crimes Directorate is called in to solve the terrible crime. A group called the Free Merioneth Forces have claimed responsibility but there had to be an individual at the end of that missile launcher and Paula is determined to find out who it was. This short story is taken from Manhattan in Reverse, the first short story collection in thirteen years from the master of space opera. The cover image for The Demon Trap was designed by Andrew Parkes as part of a competition run by Pan Macmillan in association with SFX magazine.

Footvote

A Short Story from the Manhattan in Reverse Collection

Author: Peter F. Hamilton

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 26

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Taken from Peter F. Hamilton's short story collection Manhattan in Reverse, Footvote is a thrilling short story featuring Paulo Myo of the Commonwealth Saga. It's our world, present day - the UK is going to rack and ruin. There are strikes, the power facilities don't have enough technicians to continue running them, oppression and a terminal malaise afflicts the country and there seems no respite from the economic catastrophe. Then Bradley Ethan Murray opens a wormhole, a passage through to a new world and, potentially, a new world order. New Suffolk is available for all 'decent people' from the UK to start a new life - free from the troubles they will leave behind them. But is a new world really the way to help alleviate the problems of Earth? This short story is taken from Manhattan in Reverse, the first short story collection in thirteen years from the master of space opera. The cover image for Footvote was designed by Ioan Dumitrescu as part of a competition run by Pan Macmillan in association with SFX magazine.

The Abyss Beyond Dreams

Author: Peter F. Hamilton

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

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Category: Fiction

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The first volume in the Chronicles of the Fallers, The Abyss Beyond Dreams by Peter F. Hamilton, is an exceptional novel exploring the mystery at the heart of the Commonwealth Universe. Fitting between the events of the Commonwealth Saga and the Void Trilogy, The Abyss Beyond Dreams is the first in an expansive duology, from the master of space opera. To save their civilization he must destroy it . . . 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. Especially as the dreams seem to be coming from the Void - a mysterious area of living space monitored and controlled because of its hugely destructive capabilities. With it being the greatest threat to the known universe, Nigel is committed to finding out what really lies within the Void and if there's any truth to the visions they've received. Does human life really exist inside its boundary? But when Nigel crash lands inside the Void, on a planet he didn't even know existed, he finds so much more than he expected. Bienvenido: a world populated by the ancestors of survivors from Commonwealth colony ships that disappeared centuries ago. Since then they've been fighting an increasingly desperate battle against the Fallers, a space-born predator artificially evolved to conquer worlds. Their sole purpose is to commit genocide against every species they encounter. With their powerful telepathic lure - that tempts any who stray across their path to a slow and painful death - they are by far the greatest threat to humanity's continued existence on this planet. But Nigel soon realizes that the Fallers also hold the key to something he'd never hoped to find - the destruction of the Void itself. If only he can survive long enough to work out how to use it . . .

Great North Road

Author: Peter F. Hamilton

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

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Category: Fiction

Page: 600

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Great North Road is a standalone science fiction adventure from Peter F. Hamilton, the author of The Night's Dawn trilogy. When attending a Newcastle murder scene, Detective Sidney Hurst finds a dead North family clone. Yet none have been reported missing. And in 2122, twenty years ago, a North clone billionaire was horrifically murdered in the same manner on the tropical planet of St Libra. So, if the murderer is still at large, was Angela Tramelo wrongly convicted? She never wavered under interrogation, claiming she alone survived an alien attack. Investigating this potential alien threat now becomes the Human Defence Agency's top priority. St Libran bio-fuel is the lifeblood of Earth's economy and must be secured. A vast expedition is mounted via the Newcastle gateway, and experts are dispatched to the planet – with Angela Tramelo, grudgingly released from prison. But the expedition is cut off deep within St Libra's rainforests, and the murders begin. Angela insists it's the alien, but her new colleagues aren't sure. Did she see an alien, or does she have other reasons for being on St Libra? Praise for Peter F Hamilton: 'The most powerful imagination in science fiction' Ken Follett 'Novels that combine fantastic speculation with incredible detailed imagining of the lives we will lead' Guardian 'This is thrilling stuff; compulsively readable and abundantly full of ideas' The Times 'Reaches another level of excellence . . . Brilliant' Locus

The Dreaming Void

Author: Peter F. Hamilton

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

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Category: Fiction

Page: 600

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The Dreaming Void is the first novel in Peter F. Hamilton's epic Void Trilogy, set in the world of the Commonwealth Saga. The Void: a sealed universe, billions of years old. Alive, its expansion is barely contained. Now it wants to make contact. Inigo channels mysterious dreams of an unlikely hero, a simpler life and a hope for a brighter future – on a world that's not his own. His disaffected followers are determined to seek this utopia and cross the forbidden boundary of the Void to reach it. Unaware that such an act could trigger its growth beyond all control . . . destroying everything in its path. The Dreaming Void is followed by The Temporal Void and The Evolutionary Void.

The Evolutionary Void

Author: Peter F. Hamilton

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

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Category: Fiction

Page: 600

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Following The Dreaming Void and The Temporary Void, The Evolutionary Void is the epic conclusion to Peter F. Hamilton's Void trilogy, set in the world of the Commonwealth Saga. Time is running out for those determined to prevent millions of followers from the cult of Living Dreams crossing into the Void and triggering an expansion that will destroy everything in its path. Second Dreamer Araminta is on the run but knows that she cannot escape her destiny forever. But when she finally makes her choice it will change her in ways no one could have expected. Meanwhile, Edeard, the subject of the cult's dreams, finds life as challenging and dangerous as ever. He soon realizes that there are consequences for stability. But is the price for peace too high?

The Temporal Void

Author: Peter F. Hamilton

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 600

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Following on from The Dreaming Void, The Temporal Void by Peter F. Hamilton is the second book in the incredibly successful Void Trilogy. Humanity is in turmoil as a fanatical cult, inspired by projected dreams from the Void, prepares to journey beyond its boundaries - no matter what they will unleash in doing so . . . Investigator Paula Myo is determined to find the Void's 'Second Dreamer', Araminta, who is channelling the latest visions of Edeard the Waterwalker. A messiah, it's his crusade against injustice that has influenced billions to risk journeying into the unknown. It's only as the dreams reach their culmination and Edeard's story nears its end that the Void's true nature will be revealed. And by then it may be too late . . .

Fallen Dragon

Author: Peter F. Hamilton

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 650

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Fallen Dragon is a classic standalone novel by science fiction star, Peter F. Hamilton. Lawrence Newton always dreamed of adventure amongst the stars. Now the ultimate prize is within his grasp, but what will he risk to get it? Lawrence is the sergeant of a washed-out platoon, taking part in the bungled invasion of yet another human colony world. The giant corporations call such campaigns 'asset realization', but in practice it's simple piracy. When he's on the ground, being shot at and firebombed by resistance forces, he recalls stories of the Temple of the Fallen Dragon. Its priests supposedly guard a treasure hoard large enough to buy lifelong happiness. So Lawrence decides to mount a dangerous private-enterprise operation of his own.