Sep 072012

Manhattan In Reverse by Peter F. Hamilton

(published by MacMillan, out now, £7.99)

Peter F. Hamilton doesn’t write much short fiction, but this collection begs the question “why not?”.

Although he is famous for his giant tome-like novels, he clearly has talent for short stories too. From the initial, century spanning ‘Watching Trees Grow’ to the final, xenobiology detective adventure of  ‘Manhattan in Reverse’, each story is told beautifully and with a level of detail surprising for so few words.
I can’t recommend this book enough, particularly if you are a fan of his previous work. I think Peter F. Hamilton is getting better with every book, and for an author who started so well, that’s pretty impressive.

Review by Will Millar, care worker


ps – Peter F. Hamilton will be appearing in Edinburgh alongside Iain M. Banks, at Waterstone’s West End (128 Princes Street) at 6pm on Wednesday 10th October. Both authors will be promoting their latest books. Tickets are free. Call 0131 226 2666 for more information.


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