Welcome to the official homepage of Peter F. Hamilton. On this site, you will find information about Peter, his work, information on current events (below), and a weblog, where Peter keeps us informed about stuff. There are also sections containing answers to questions asked by fans, artwork (Both cover-art and fan-art) and a list of special content, including previews from Peter's books and background material. Also, do not hesitate to use the question form to ask Peter a question, or the guest book if you simply want to leave him a message.
There's no cover picture yet, because it hasn't been painted. But I met the artist Adam Stower http://www.worldofadam.com/ last week, and trust me he's very good. His 'quick sketch' of a Karrak Lord was wondrous to see.
And on further updates, the last of the children's books has had its finally final edit. Meanwhile I'm 30,000 words into The Abyss Beyond Dreams. Incidentally I hate running word counts, it make it seem like a production line, and I'm always missing my target length as well, which gets depressing. And no I can't work out how big it's going to be from that, although technically that's the first of five sections. Oh, and remember when I said none of the old Commonwealth characters would be in it -I may have been lying. There's a cameo appearance coming up, but you'd have to be a detective to see that. Geddit? I'm off for a lie down.
Apr 22, 2013
Free Books. Well almost, first you just have to answer one simple question...
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Apr 3, 2013
Iain M. Banks.
There's really not a lot I can say. I've met Iain at plenty of conventions down the years, and last year was privileged to do several publicity events with him. A great writer as I'm sure everyone will say, but much better for me someone you could have a drink and a chat to in the bar. Someone who would always laugh at life's stupidities. And who knows, maybe there will be a cure in time, after all, optimism is what SF is all about.
Author Banks has terminal cancer www.bbc.co.uk Author Iain Banks posts a message on his official website saying he has late stage cancer and is unlikely to live for more than a year.
Mar 30, 2013
Oh great. Just seen the first episode of the new Dr Who season. One of the scenes is hugely similar to an event I've got in my children's book which isn't published yet. Curses!
Mar 30, 2013
Back from an early Easter holiday in Cornwall. We had great weather while the rest of the country disappeared under snow. However even I will admit the water was a little chilly to surf in. So I'm now the proud owner of a winter wetsuit -and I'll never complain about an ordinary wetsuit being tight again. While I was away two interviews were posted:
Ah well. Another year over. 53 last Saturday -when you get to numbers like that it's pretty pointless being coy about it. But a nice day was had. I took Felix to his swimming lesson in the morning, and watched Sophie play netball in the afternoon (her team won). It's the small things that count, because they just keep adding up; and being married to Kate helps. Here's to the year ahead, I hope you all have a good one.
Feb 20, 2013
Back from Picocon. Great convention, good humoured crowd even when a.n. author managed to loose his notes minutes before his GoH slot (thank you Michael for running back to the office and finding them) and I haven't been in a student bar for a long time -those beer prices seem to date back to the 80's. Only sorry that I wasn't there on Sunday. If you're in Leicester this Thursday, I'll be doing a talk, signing, Q&A, all the usual author stuff, at the Space Centre, which has real cool real rockets on show as well. Oh and spammers, I might not be the fastest at deleting you, but I will be thorough.
Feb 7, 2013
I'm at Picocon on the 16th Feb (one day only, I won't be there on the 17th)
Picocon 2013 - icsf www.union.ic.ac.uk Information page for ICSF Annual Science Fiction Convention 'Picocon'
Jan 30, 2013
I'm considering the title: The Abyss Beyond Dreams for Fallers book one, and The Night Without Stars for book two.
Jan 30, 2013
Considering the title: The Abyss Beyond Dreams for Fallers book one; and: The Night Without Stars for book two.
Jan 16, 2013
For the record, I finished A Voyage Through Air at about 11.20 last night. It's the third and final volume in the Books of the Realms -my children's series. So the rest of the week will be spent revising it, then I start the first of the two Fallers books on Monday. Gosh, a whole weekend off, whatever will I do? Oh yes, take my wife out on her birthday.
May 25, 2012
Some people (such as "Dave" in the guestbook) noticed that Pandora's star was pulled from Audible, and wondered why this happened. It turns out that there have been some complaints about the sound quality of that recording. For that reason, the book was temporarily removed from the Audible store until the engineers have fixed this.
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Oct 4, 2011
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