15 July, 2007

"New author" discovered - Peter F. Hamilton

Though an avid SF reader, I was out of the loop, in the 1996 time period, regarding new authors, so somehow I missed Peter F. Hamilton's emergence onto the scene. As I wrote to my droogies, below, the guy can write. After I sent that, I went around to various used book stores and other stores, to see about completing the series. It turns out that the three parts of the series are actually in two-book segments, thus bringing the series to six books, not three. I bought part 3, both books, and ordered part 2, both books, and the second book of part 1. I just got an email that the second book is in, so I am ready to continue the series, after the brief hiatus of another book (another author) that I picked up. Hey, I had to read something while I waited for the other novels to show up.

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From: me
Date: Jul 11, 2007 10:05 PM
Subject: "New author" discovered - Peter F. Hamilton

I closed my eyes and stabbed out a finger, at Half-Price Books, and landed near this one http://www.amazon.com/Reality-Dysfunction-Part-I-Emergence/dp/0446605158 . Very Brin-like, with a contagious plot, with – dare I say it – a bit of Dean Koontz thrown in! I highly recommend it. It's part 1 of 3; I searched today for parts 2 and 3, at ½ Price Books, and they didn't have them, so I'm off to Barnes & Noble tomorrow at lunch.

A very good read.