It's the 21st century and global warming is here to stay, so forget the way your country used to look. And get used to the free market, too -- the companies possess all the best hardware, and they're calling the shots now. In a world like this, a man open to any offers can make out just fine. A... show more
It's the 21st century and global warming is here to stay, so forget the way your country used to look. And get used to the free market, too -- the companies possess all the best hardware, and they're calling the shots now. In a world like this, a man open to any offers can make out just fine. A man like Greg Mandel for instance, who's psi-boosted, wired into the latest sensory equipment, carrying state-of-the-art weaponry -- and late of the English Army's Mindstar Battalion. As the cartels battle for control of a revolutionary new power source, and corporate greed outstrips national security, tension is mounting to boiling point -- and Greg Mandel is about to face the ultimate test.
Publish date: October 2011
Publisher: Pan Books
Pages no: 467
Edition language: English
Series: Greg Mandel (#1)
I approach Peter F Hamilton's books with caution. They're just huge. I picked up the Neutronium Alchemist a long while back and still haven't read it because I realised it was volume 2 and I can't face reading volume 1 first. But I did enjoy Great North Road, which is a rare standalone. So when...
I enjoyed this one, ordered the next two in the series.
I had heard of Peter Hamilton and associated his books with huge tomes of Hard Science [fiction]. And some of the people who talked about him weren't the kind of people I really wanted to get book suggestions from, so I had put off reading him. I am glad I chose this trilogy to start. I was really ...
Peter F. Hamilton's debut novel is an entertaining thriller set in a near future where global warming, a Credit Crash and far left wing totalitarianism wrecked the British economy, Scotland has become independent and Wales gets no mention at all.... England's recovery from all of this is underway bu...