Great North Road - Peter F Hamilton

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Great North Road - Peter F Hamilton

Postby Squeaky » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:17 pm

I love reading Hamilton, always delivers a readable space opera - the perfect balance of science, plot and characterisation.

Great North Road is a sci-fi partly based around a police case in Newcastle - and though he does overdo the 'i can name all the streets in the toon' thing, it is a fine read. The only real flaw is a fairly rapid and neat ending - not the first time he has been guilty of that, but since this is a standalone rather than a trilogy I can live with that :mrgreen:
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Postby paleskin » Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:12 am

Near future or full on sic fi?
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Postby Gi6ers » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:04 am

paleskin wrote:Near future or full on sic fi?


the latter with a bit of the feel of the former.

Just reading the Greg Mandel trilogy, really enjoying it.
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Postby The Hierophant » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:41 pm

I couldn't get on with the Night's Dawn Trilogy. I liked the setting but the whole spirits from the dead thing featuring Al Capone I couldn't stand.
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Re: Great North Road - Peter F Hamilton

Postby Voice From Limbo » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:44 am

Hey Squeaky, I see you checked in at the beginning of the year, at least -- you still around?

Did you ever get to the Pandora's Star/Judas Unchained duo? Those are my favorites, so far. Limiting it to two books seemed to rein in the verbosity somewhat.

Came back with the Void trilogy, though.
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