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A Second Chance at Eden by Peter F. Hamilton
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Jan 20, 2011

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bookshelves: sf, short-fiction
Read from March 30, 2010 to January 20, 2011

This collection of stories, one of which is a novel by 1960-1970s standards, is set in the universe of the bizarrely popular Night's Dawn Trilogy. All of the stories here are better than any of or all of the volumes in that trilogy. The novel is a murder-mystery, something that Hamilton does well. One of the stories features the crew of the Lady MacBeth,, familiar to all Night's Dawn readers. Other stories have disparate settings and themes and that is what makes this book much better than most of Hamilton's other works; some of these stories are actually about something more than either space operatic adventure or whodunnit. Some of them have a classic sting-in-the-tail SF short story construction. If you liked any Hamilton at all, you should enjoy this collection.
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message 1: by Jigme (new)

Jigme Datse Sounds intriguing. May check it out sometime.

Robert Wales' Own Alistair Reynolds is better than Rutland's Finist Writer (i.e. Hamilton) though. At least as far as I'm concerned.

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