The Chronicle of the Fallers, volume one.
Peter F. Hamilton was born in Rutland in 1960 and still lives nearby. He began writing in 1987, and sold his first short story to Fear magazine in 1988. He has written many bestselling novels, including the Greg Mandel series, the Night's Dawn trilogy, the Commonwealth Saga, the Void trilogy, two short story collections and several standalone novels.
The Fallers threaten not only human settlers, but also the very
existence of the universe. Hamilton expertly interleaves disparate
storylines * Guardian *
Another stonkingly large and addictive SF thriller from one of the genre's leading exponents. Huge cast, enormous canvas, big ideas - mega in every way. * Daily Mail *
Peter Hamilton's new novel stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the Culture books of Iain Banks and the Kefahuchi Tract saga of M. John Harrison . . . a book that is paradoxically both old-school and totally au courant: the best of two worlds * Locus Magazine *
A thoroughly enjoyable and unstoppable work that will leave you craving more. Fans will adore it and whilst it is also quite friendly to new readers, those new to his work should start at the beginning of the Commonwealth series with Misspent Youth and enjoy the entire wild ride. * Starburst *
A satisfying and well-oiled story, with potential for more epic adventure to come. * Booklist *
Quite simply, this is a novel whose world-building and story have been masterfully interwoven with previous Commonwealth novels, as well as one that stands alone in delivering a complex and immersive narrative, and shows a master at the top of his game. It's intelligent and gripping, action-packed and emotional, but most of all it's a shining example of what science fiction has to offer.I can't recommend this novel highly enough. * SFFWorld.com *
Peter Hamilton doesn't just write Space Opera, he defines it . . . Imaginative, intelligent and accessible, The Abyss Beyond Dreams hits all the right notes. * SFBook.com *
If you like your science fiction in shape of epic, sprawling, interstellar space opera things can't get much better than with new novel by everyone's favourite Peter F. Hamilton . . . Quite simply, The Abyss Beyond Dream is Hamilton's love letter to his readers. It's set in everyone's favourite universe and it has everything you'd expect from Peter F. Hamilton's book - epic scope, engaging story and twists to die for. * Upcoming4.me *