Peter F. Hamilton

Last year I discovered sci-fi author Peter F. Hamilton and have now read the following books by him on my Amazon Kindle 2:

It’s taken me a while to read all these because I read a few other books in between (see list below) and because they are all LONG.  The Night’s Dawn Trilogy (a single download for the Kindle including all 3 books) is something like 42 million pages long. I thoroughly enjoyed it but remember thinking “when will it end!?!?”. 

Hamilton has a knack for creating intricately detailed, enormously scaled, sci-fi universes. The first three books cover a universe he calls the “Confederation Universe” that will stretch your mind across wide expanses of the galaxy characters ranging from sentient spacecraft to Al Capone.

The other four books (the 3rd book of the Void trilogy, The Evolutionary Void, is not out yet) cover a different, yet equally complex and deep, universe called the Commonwealth. I read the Void books first, and then went back to read Pandora’s Star and Judas Unchained…it would be better to read them in order.  A major theme of this universe is humanity being on the cusp of the singularity which is a topic I dig. 

In any case, I highly recommend his stuff.

Other books I’ve read in the last year or so…

Use of Weapons (5 stars), Camouflage (4 stars),  The Eschelon Vendetta (3 stars), Common Sense (4 stars), Treasure Island (5 stars), The Lost Fleet: Relentless (3 stars), and Liberty & Tyranny (3 stars)

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