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.
Sep 20, 2014
You may have noticed an odd lack of me saying anything about my children's trilogy here since the first was published back in January. Unfortunately the book got caught up in a load of corporate crud -basically the merger of Random House and Penguin. To cut a very long story short (yes, I can do that occasionally) my agent and I pulled the books from Random House. They've now found a new home with Macmillan Children's Books, who understandably want to make a clean start. So they're going to have different illustrations,(including Queen of Dreams) and be released in paperback starting next year, 2015. Apologies to anyone who was bought book one and is waiting for books two and three. They will be published, just later than I wanted.
Sep 18, 2014
If you like the artwork for The Abyss Beyond Dreams, you can download this free desktop wallpaper. Just right click to save the image!
Sep 18, 2014
The hardbacks arrived in the publisher's office today (signed 300 for bookshops). Looking very good indeed, if I say so myself, that foil is so shiny (hopefully the photos show that). And there's even more foil on the special slipcase edition. For anyone interested there'll be a wallpaper of the cover posted here later.
As something of an experiment, composer Steve Buick has created an album of background music to read this by -I actually had the early version playing while I wrote some of it. Details on how to download it are in the book itself (UK and USA).
Sep 11, 2014
Tour news for 2015. Australia.
Yes, you read that correctly: Australia.
The kind people at Supernova have invited me over as a guest. So I'll be doing the 2015 Melbourne Supernova on April 10 - 12, followed by the Gold Coast Supernova April 17 -19. In between I'll be in Sydney for at least one event / signing, details on that to follow a lot closer to the time. Look forward to seeing you all.
Supanova Pop Culture Expo www.supanova.com.au A celebration of all things Pop Culture! A weekend of fun filled activities and featuring some very special guests! Whatever your taste whether it be anime,
Sep 10, 2014
Very pleasant trip to the printers with competition winner Mary today. We're both now much wiser in the way of how to print books (so much automation!). And I spent most of the time dropping almost-spoliers about The Abyss Beyond Dreams to her, because I'm helpful that way. That was five hours ago, and I suspect the book she got at the printers will be half read by now.
Sep 9, 2014
I met Graham Joyce in a convention bar back in 1991. He'd just published his first book, Dreamside, and I'd just sold my first to a publisher. I thought his joy and exuberance was due to becoming a novelist, which he'd set his heart on, but actually as I learned down the years, Graham simply possessed a magnificent zest for life. Any gathering was enlivened by him being there. His writing was remarkable, with invigorating prose and a comprehension of human foibles that few could match. His books slipped down like the finest wine. It was a bitter blow last year when he was diagnosed with cancer, but I was never surprised by the fortitude he showed during that time. I saw him a few months ago, when the cancer was in remission, and his outlook on life remained steadfast. He passed away today. I am proud to have known him, and prouder that he was a friend. My world is a darker place today -and I know exactly what he'd say about that. Cheers, Graham.
Sep 5, 2014
Well that'll teach me to think before I post on here. If anyone is up at 8.40 tomorrow morning (Saturday!) and listens to Today on BBC Radio 4 they will get to hear me defending big books after Mr Ian McEwan's comments earlier this week. No heckling at the back!
Sep 3, 2014
Okay Canterbury, you asked for this-
I will be with you on Tuesday 7th October 6pm - 7pm at the Waterstones in Rose Lane to sign your shiny new copies of The Abyss Beyond Dreams and any other of my books you care to bring along. Don't be shy.
Sep 2, 2014
Booker-winning author Ian McEwan: “Very few really long novels earn their length."
Off to fill out my McDonald's application form.
Sep 2, 2014
Congratulations Mary Green you are the lucky winner of the visit to Peter F Hamilton's UK printers. Can you please message me and we can arrange your prize! Mary - check your Other Folder for a message, instructions here: https://www.facebook.com/help/188872764494245
Sep 1, 2014
Our competition is closed! Thanks to everyone who entered, we will announce the winner here tomorrow at 5pm!
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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