A collection of short stories from the master of space opera. Peter F Hamilton takes us on a journey from a murder mystery in an alternative Oxford in the 1800s to a brand new story featuring Paula Mayo, deputy director of the Intersolar Commonwealth’s Serious Crimes Directorate. Dealing with intricate themes and topical subjects, this top-10 best-selling author is at the top of his game.
The Forever Kitten explores uses and abuses of genetic manipulation and questions parental responsibility in using such a technology. When a disgraced doctor who was incarcerated for illegal rejuvenation techniques is freed by his venture capitalist sponsor – he presumes that, like so many others, this is a rich man who wants to live forever. But what he discovers is so much more disturbing….
"Short and quirky"
The UK is going to rack and ruin. There are strikes, the power facilities don't have enough technicians to continue running them, oppression and a terminal malaise afflicts the country and there seems no respite from the economic catastrophe. Then Bradley Ethan Murray opens a wormhole, a passage through to a new world and, potentially, a new world order. New Suffolk is available for all 'decent people' from the UK to start a new life - free from the troubles of the UK they will leave behind them.