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.
Jul 22, 2014
Follow up to last post: Daniel Lipscombe has read the first few chapters of the Dreaming Void.
Ironically, today I had to read some of Temporal Void myself for reference now I'm writing Night Without Stars. After all, it has been five years since publication. And no, no spoilers, especially not for book two when book one isn't even out yet.
THE VOID TRILOGY REREAD – AN INTRODUCTION torbooks.co.uk Tor UK is delighted to present Daniel Lipscombe's (@UtterBiblio) The Void Trilogy Reread posts. I’m sure that many of you, like us, are counting down the
Jun 30, 2014
Two things. Tour dates for the UK; it's quite an extensive tour this time, as you can see. Second: cover for The Abyss Beyond Dreams -which I consider to be thoroughly cool and groovy.
A tragic blow to my superpower. You didn't know Science Fiction writers have a superpower? Of course we do: future prediction. So those of you who've read the Greg Mandel books will remember he visits the Oakham police station -in 20 years time. Well, turns out I didn't see this coming...
Jun 16, 2014
It's been quiet round here lately, so... Loncon have sent me a preliminary schedule for the convention (below). This doesn't include stuff like readings and kafeeklatches, which will follow, they assure me.
I have been busy -honest- stuff like mowing the lawn, fixing bird netting over the strawberries, BBQs, taxi service for children, oh and writing Night Without Stars, too. Copyedit on the UK edition of Abyss Beyond Dreams is now over, and there should be proofs available at Loncon -I'm sure we can work out some kind of giveaway. I've seen the proposed cover, and it's good. Different to what's gone before.
The October UK tour schedule for The Abyss Beyond Dreams is coming together nicely, courtesy of my brand new and amazingly efficient publicist Sam Eades at Macmillan. That'll be posted as soon as the bookshops confirm the dates.
Moving Shelves: Famous Adult Writers Who Have Written YA
Saturday 16 August 2014 11:00 - 12:00
Great authors who made their names writing adult fiction, tell us about their journey to the other side of the aisle. Are there any differences in writing for two different age groups, or is it partly a marketing gimmick? Did agents and publishers put up any resistance, or were they begging for a chance to thrill teenage readers?
Joe Abercrombie, Carrie Vaughn, Kelley Armstrong, Ian McDonald, Peter F Hamilton
Make My Book YA
Saturday 16 August 2014 16:30 - 18:00
The bloodiest, the filthiest, the esoteric-ist, the miserable-ist adult books, are transformed by the panel into something we would be happy to see in the hands of our most delicate and prudish child. Each panelist will suggest a few books that should never be allowed within seven leagues of anybody who can't vote. The rest of the panel will discuss what changes would be needed to make them suitable for a YA audience.
Marcus Gipps, Peter F Hamilton, J. R. Johansson, Maura McHugh
Detectives in SF
Sunday 17 August 2014 16:30 - 18:00
The detective character has always been with us, but more and more we're seeing new narrative shapes creeping into the genre as part of a noir movement. What is noir in a literary sense? How is it differentiated from hard boiled? How has the detective had to adapt to survive in a science fictional world? Why such an increase in the prevalence of crime oriented science fiction?
Adam Christopher, Erin Hunter, Peter F Hamilton, Jan Siegel, Heidi Lyshol, Ian Tregillis
Hopefull I'll see some of you there.
May 19, 2014
Well, Geekopolis, that was quite a weekend -I managed to get home at 1 o'clock this morning. So many people in so many costumes. Steampunk seems to have taken off in France in a big way. Paris was sunny for the whole weekend. It doesn't get much better than that. My panels were fun, and super thanks to Marion my translator for taking such good care of me. Hello to everyone who came a long to get book(s!) signed. You made me very welcome, for which I'm grateful. Thoroughly recommended.
May 7, 2014
An update on my schedule for Geekopolis in Paris 17 / 18 May.
On Saturday 17th I'll be on the 11am -12 panel: The fan, second brain of the author. Which deals with how much we're influenced by feedback from readers. Then I'll be signing 3pm - 5.
On Sunday 18th I'll be signing 11am -12. Then I'll be on the 1pm -2 panel: Politics in SF. If you are going, please come along and say hello; and if you have just one book or an entire series you want signing, I'm happy to do either. (Apologies in advance for my terrible French!)
May 5, 2014
I've just discovered a whole new level of humiliation for my parenting skills. I had to ask Felix what the pin number was to get into his Nintendo WiiU's parental controls. Sigh.
Apr 24, 2014
Just to let you know that THE DREAMING VOID is currently price promoted in ebook. Available from any ebook retailer!
Apr 18, 2014
And this morning's earthquake at magnitude 3.5 was slightly stronger than yesterday's, which was only 3.2. Always good to know.
Wow, just got woken up by an earthquake. In Rutland!
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.
If you are a Twitter user, you can now follow us: @PeterFHamilton1. For the time being, only the items from this news page will be Tweeted, but we hope to add more stuff in the future.
Oct 4, 2011
After being broken for a long time, the RSS feed for this page finally works once more. To subscribe, please click the RSS button at the top of this page, or use the built in RSS function of your browser. In Firefox, click "Subscribe to this page" in the bookmarks menu. In Internet Explorer, click the link at the bottom of this page.