Hamilton book for while and, this being his first, it seemed a good jumping on point. As for the effect of mind powers on the individual, I think you will like what the author did with Gabriel and her prescience. To the Dwellers who may live billions of years, the galaxy consists of their gas-giant planets – the rest is debris. Open Preview See a Problem? She was awesome and I was very pleased when the Trinities gang thought so too. Hamilton is a British science fiction author. Email required Address never made public. Jason Anspach, Nick Cole Narrated by:

Escaping wrongful imprisonment wasn’t something Connor had in mind, but being put into stasis aboard Earth’s first interstellar colony ship was something he couldn’t have prepared for. This article about a s science fiction novel is a stub. Greg Mandel is a protagonist you can really root for. Will read the Night’s Dawn series at some point though. His main character has been an operative in the best sense of action hero –working for the Army, he has a special neurohormone that makes him a telepath. This is a good thing as we follow him for the majority of the novel while his investigations for Event Horizon start turning up some interesting things. In this book, the scope is more narrowly contained to a single planet, which must have been like trying to keep Robin Williams on a single topic, but he does cover much of the planet and the space above it, and below the surface of the water.

Greg must try to find the people threatening Evans, as well as protecting his granddaughter, Julia Evans, a clever but insecure teenager who stands to inherit the company when Evans dies. On a youthful, rebellious impulse, Lawrence joined the military of a corporation that he now recognizes to be ruthless and exploitative. Six million years mindstaf, at the very dawn of the starfaring era, Abigail Gentian fractured herself into a mindstr male and female clones: Below an abstract of the personages: This sirs and ladys is a good book well performed and well read.

Peter Hamilton is a master and it is great to llot these three stories online now also. I found the book itself structurally interesting, and I think Hamilton builds worlds in an interesting way. The stories are set in a near-future England, centred on Hamilton’s own home county of Rutland. This novel is equal parts whodunnit and sci-fi near-future story complete with a swag of you-beaut gizmos and gadgets. The fact that this book was released inright around the time that cell phones first hit the retail market, and yet the technology in it feels very “now”.


On risihg whole, though, I won’t be reading more of Hamilton’s work, at least until I’ve got this ridiculous stack mindetar books down a bit unless there’s another Hamilton book hiding in the pile.

It’s the 21st century, and global warming is here to stay, so forget the way your country used to look.

For Commonwealth citizens, even death has been overcome. I found myself zoning out from boredom, and had to rewind a few times as something important was missed. The characters are wonderfully developed with vile villains and endearing mindsgar characters. The New Earth Tribunal, a powerful religious faction, has risen to rule the Circuit. When I could stick the nonsensically villainous socialist-thing in a dark mental corner, and ignore the ruthlessness we seemed supposed to understand and condone in the awful Philip Evans because it was all for Julia – yeah, rightand nobody was thinking about sexy times, then the story was a fair amount of fun, with some good twists.

Pandora’s Star Judas Unchained. But then something really intense happens that makes it worth it.

Oct 19, Daniel Christensen rated it it was amazing Shelves: I listen to audio books on long car journeys – if they are any good then the journey appears to take no time at all. The Singularity Trap By: I think it’s something more in my sister’s line than mine, perhaps.

Ken Lozito Narrated by: Greg Mandel is a protagonist you can really root for. Spearpoint, the last human city, is an atmosphere-piercing spire of vast size. The rich beautiful is evil to the bone, the hero is a rightous guy and the game between them and their alles is predictable.


Mindstar Rising (Greg Mandel, #1) by Peter F. Hamilton

I am very drawn to the world Hamilton envisions with it’s political, economic, and technological advancements, all so plausible and enticing. Interview the staff, use his espersence to find out who was lying, job done. Jan 12, Anna rated it it was ok Shelves: The company is leading the mindstwr in rebuilding a 21st-century England after the People’s Socialist Party PSPa tyrannical communist government, had first crushed the country and then collapsed, leaving it in shambles.

Greg Mandel is a former Mindstar veteran with a military grade neural implant, which enables him to sense truth or lie and gives him an intuitive edge about almost any situation.

SciFi Month 2016 Review: MINDSTAR RISING, by Peter Hamilton (Greg Mandel #1)

The world was futuristic and at times difficult to picture but the characters, for the most part, were appealing and relatable. I would answer yes to all those points and just say that the creation of England post global-warming is intelligent and very well articulated. The main character was a former soldier in the English army, who took part in a government weapons program codenamed Mindstar, which attempted to develop soldiers with telepathic abilities. The story is set in post-apocalyptic Britain.

He was given the psychic powers of intuition and detecting emotions, skills he uses for his new profession of psychic detective. He gives each character not only a distinct voice, but also personality.

Great Sci-Fi I thought the whole experience was entertaining. England and the world is now struggling to rebuild its shattered economy and recover from the drastic climate changes.

Listening to this, the first of the Mindstar trilogy, caused me to enter a time-space vortex in which I was transported nearly K without any sensation of movement, time or other reality.