Peter F. Hamilton was born in Rutland in 1960 and now lives in Somerset. 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, The Chronicle of the Fallers, short-story collections and several standalone novels including Fallen Dragon and Great North Road.
Peter Hamilton knows how to build a world, and he's one of the best
in the field at imagining complex societies, as displayed to
magnificent effect in Salvation. Just as importantly,
though, he knows how to populate his future environments with
real-seeming people whose lives extend beyond the page.
Salvation is a twisty and hugely satisfying SF thriller that
opens a portal on a new and exciting series -- Alastair
Explosions! Assassins! Enigmatic aliens, spaceships and jump doors. Conspiracies and ancient mysteries - it's all here. Accept no substitutes, this is the real deal. You need Salvation, my friend. Everyone needs salvation -- Ian McDonald
Salvation is a space-opera intrigue with a cold shock of an ending that makes the sequel a matter of urgency -- Ken MacLeod
The classic Hamilton cocktail of techno-thriller, far-future vision and action adventure shaken to an intoxicating combination. A promising start to an ambitious new series. Science Fiction is in excellent hands -- Justina Robson
Peter takes the word 'epic', then retools and turbocharges it. He is the go-to guy for spectacular science fiction -- Michael Cobley
No one offers action-packed, meticulous, suspenseful and consistent hi-tech futures better than Peter Hamilton, and Salvation cranks all of that up five notches -- David Brin
The owner of the most powerful imagination in science fiction -- Ken Follett
Hamilton handles massive ideas with enviable ease * Guardian *
Hugely impressive. We've said it before but let's say it again: nobody does BIG SF quite like Hamilton -- SFX on Peter's books