Peter F. Hamilton

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Peter F. Hamilton
Peter F. Hamilton at a book fair in Paris, France, in March 2009.
Peter F. Hamilton at a book fair in Paris, France, in March 2009.
Born1960 (age 62–63)
Rutland, England
GenreScience fiction, Space opera

Peter F. Hamilton (born 1960) is a British author. He is known for writing science fiction space opera.


Peter F. Hamilton was born in England in Rutland in 1960.[1] He did not attend university. He said in an interview, "I did science at school up to age eighteen, I stopped doing English, English literature, writing at sixteen, I just wasn't interested in those days".[2]

After he started writing in 1987, he sold his first short story to Fear Magazine in 1988.[1] His first novel, Mindstar Rising, was published during 1993, followed by A Quantum Murder (1994) and The Nano Flower (1995), which together comprise the Greg Mandel trilogy.[2]

He then wrote a space opera novel, named The Night's Dawn Trilogy. He has also published the Commonwealth Saga with the Void Trilogy and The Chronicle of the Fallers in the same universe.[citation needed]

Since 2018, he has written the unrelated space opera Salvation Sequence, and young adult sci-fi Arkship Trilogy, set in original universes.[citation needed]


Hamilton received the Inkpot Award in 2012.[3]



  1. ^ a b "Peter F. Hamilton". Pan Macmillan. Retrieved 9 December 2022.
  2. ^ a b Hamilton, Peter F. (1996). "Peter F. Hamilton" (Interview). Interviewed by Persson, Hans. This is a transcription of the interview with Peter F. Hamilton held at ConFuse 96. The interview and transcription was done by Hans Persson. The text has been edited by Hans Persson and Tommy Persson to make it more readable.
  3. ^ Inkpot Award

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