Know your enemy – or be defeated
An alien shipwreck is discovered on a planet at the very limits of human expansion – so Security Director Feriton Kayne selects a team to investigate. The ship’s sinister cargo not only raises bewildering questions, but could also foreshadow humanity’s extinction. It will be up to the team to bring back answers, and the consequences of this voyage will change everything.
Back on Earth, we can now make deserts bloom and extend lifespans indefinitely, so humanity seems invulnerable. We therefore welcomed the Olyix to Earth when they contacted us. They needed fuel for their pilgrimage across the galaxy – and in exchange they helped us advance our technology. But were the Olyix a blessing or a curse?
THE FAR FUTURE
Many lightyears from Earth, Dellian and his clan of genetically engineered soldiers are raised with one goal. They must confront and destroy their ancient adversary. The enemy caused mankind to flee across the galaxy and they hunt us still. If they aren’t stopped, we will be wiped out – and we’re running out of time.
Salvation is the first title in a stunning science fiction trilogy, The Salvation Sequence, by Peter F. Hamilton
Best science fiction author creates another absolute winner
I was going to say best current sf author, but actually, don’t want to add that qualifier. Peter F Hamilton is unparalleled in his ability to create a universe from the tiniest detail to the broadest possible scope. With Salvation he has achieved yet another new space for his readers (pun intended but with apologies) where some things are what they seem and others are...not. If you loved Nights Dawn, you will find the start of Salvation just as challenging, many characters in different places with a whole bunch of new technology to learn. And if you loved Nights Dawn you will also instantly recognise the start of an immense and irretrievably fun time that is obviously going to involve a similar multitude of pages. Thanks Peter!!! Already hanging for the next one...
The 900 page Prologue.
A 900 page Prologue. Over 900 pages to finally give a direction to the story, only to be told that book two (unwritten) will continue the story. The story jumps all over the place to introduce a multitude of characters. Most are forgotten by the time you get to the end.
I was a big fan, but just finished reading a bunch of Lois McMaster Bujold books. What, can I say? I’m bored and don’t think I can finish it.