Author(s): Peter Hamilton
A NEW COVER REISSUE OF THIS CLASSIC STANDALONE NOVEL BY PETER F. HAMILTON. Born in a colony world in 2310, Lawrence Newton hankered after the golden era of starships exploring the galaxy. But the age of human starflight was drawing to a close, so this hot-heated teenager ran away from home in search of adventure . Twenty years later, he's the sergeant of a washed-out platoon taking part in the bungled invasion of another world. The giant corporations call such campaigns 'asset realization', but in practice it's simple piracy. While he's on the ground, being shot at and firebombed by local resistance forces, Lawrence hears stories about the Temple of the Fallen Dragon - and a sect devoted to the worship of a mythical creature that fell to the ground millennia ago. More importantly, its priests are said to guard a hoard of treasure large enough to buy lifelong happiness - which information prompts him to mount a private-enterprise operation of his own.
A space adventure on galactic scale from one of the world's bestselling Science Fiction writers.
Absolutely vintage science fiction. Hamilton puts British sci-fi back into interstellar overdrive The Times One of Hamilton's best ... the book is undeniably a page-turner and should provide many absorbing hours for the author's existing readers as well as a salutary introduction to a major SF author for a new audience Publishers Weekly A complex and gripping story, totally independent from his former work ... For Hamilton fans this is a must-read. If you haven't read any Hamilton before, this is a good place to start SFBook.com Easily his most personally affecting and cleverly written. Fallen Dragon is a love letter to star flight that recognizes the potential for humans to make a mess of anything, sincerely hoping that we won't www.themittani.com
Peter F. Hamilton was born in Rutland in 1960 and still lives in that county. He began writing in 1987, and sold his first short story to Fear magazine in 1988. He has written many bestselling novels, including the Greg Mandel series, the Night's Dawn trilogy, the Commonwealth Saga, the Void trilogy, two short story collections and several standalone novels. Find out more about Peter F. Hamilton at www.peterfhamilton.co.uk or discover more Pan Macmillan and Tor UK books at www.torbooks.co.uk