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.
A vast, intricate sci-fi showstopper... the journey grips as hard as the reveal * Daily Mail * Peter F. Hamilton just keeps getting better and better with each book, more assured and more craftsmanly adroit, and more inventive . . . In short, Hamilton is juggling chainsaws while simultaneously doing needlepoint over a shark tank. It's a virtuoso treat, and I for one can hardly wait for Salvation Lost * Locus * How far 'space opera' has gone! * Wall Street Journal * Exciting, wildly imaginative and quite possibly Hamilton's best book to date -- <i><b>SFX Magazine</b></i>, 5 stars A startlingly fresh, vigorous and original cosmic saga. Highly enjoyable! -- <b>Stephen Baxter</b> Hugely impressive. We've said it before but let's say it again: nobody does BIG SF quite like Hamilton -- <b><i>SFX</i> on Peter's books</b> Hamilton handles massive ideas with enviable ease -- <i><b>Guardian</b></i> A thoroughly enjoyable read -- <b>Neal Asher</b> The owner of the most powerful imagination in science fiction -- <b>Ken Follett</b> Peter takes the word 'epic', then retools and turbocharges it. He is the go-to guy for spectacular science fiction -- <b>Michael Cobley</b> 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 -- <b>David Brin</b> 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 -- <b>Justina Robson</b> Salvation is a space-opera intrigue with a cold shock of an ending that makes the sequel a matter of urgency -- <b>Ken MacLeod</b> 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 -- <b>Ian McDonald</b> 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 -- <b>Alastair Reynolds</b>