A collection of short stories from the master of space opera. Peter F Hamilton takes us on a journey from a murder mystery in an alternative Oxford in the 1800s to a brand new story featuring Paula Mayo, Deputy Director of the Intersolar Commonwealth’s Serious Crimes Directorate. Dealing with intricate themes and topical subject this top ten bestselling author is at the top of his game.
In AD 2339, humanity has colonised over four hundred planets, all of them interlinked by wormholes. When an astronomer on the outermost world of Gralmond observes a star 2000 light years distant - and then a neighbouring one - vanish, it is time for the Commonwealth to discover what happened to them.
The second volume in the "Night's Dawn" trilogy. An ancient menace has escaped from Lalonde, shattering the Confederation's existence. In such times the last thing the galaxy needs is a new, powerful weapon. Yet Dr Mzu is determined to retrieve the Alchemist, so that she can complete a vendetta.
In AD 2600, the human race is finally beginning to realize its full potential. Hundreds of colonized planets scattered across the galaxy host a multitude of prosperous and wildly diverse cultures. Genetic engineering has pushed evolution far beyond nature's boundaries, defeating disease and producing extraordinary spaceborn creatures.
The high-action concluding novel of the Commonwealth Saga from one of the world's bestselling Science Fiction writers. This is a broad-canvas galactic SF adventure of the kind that has ensured a huge global following. Follows 'Pandora's Star'.
AD 3580. The Intersolar Commonwealth has spread through the galaxy to over a thousand star systems. At its centre is a massive black hole. This Void is not a natural artefact. Inside there is a strange universe and it is slowly consuming the other stars of the galactic core.
Forty years into the future, the first subject chosen for human rejuvenation is Jeff Baker, father of the datasphere (which replaced the internet) and philantropist extraordinaire. After 18 months in a German medical facility, the 78 year old patient returns home looking like a healthy 20-year-old.