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  • Author:
    Peter F. Hamilton
  • ISBN:
    0446610275
  • ISBN13:
    978-0446610278
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  • Publisher:
    Aspect (March 1, 2002)
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    History & Criticism
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The Confederation Handbook is Peter F. Hamilton’s essential companion guide to the diverse elements of the massive universe he has created.

The Confederation Handbook is Peter F. Also included is a full list of characters and their roles and, of course, details of the Timeline itself.

Peter F. Hamilton bibliography. It was followed by a companion to the series, The Confederation Handbook, an informational book containing data about the universe of the Night's Dawn trilogy. List of works by or about British science fiction author Peter F. Hamilton. Greg Mandel trilogy (1993–1995). Hamilton re-set several earlier short stories set in the Confederation timeline, published as the collection A Second Chance at Eden (see "Short story collections" below), including the newly written title novella. Commonwealth universe (2002–present).

The Confederation Handbook book. The Night’s Dawn Trilogy is a masterpiece a Peter F. Hamilton as he constructed a complete universe, as background to tell his amazing story. This book is a vital guide to the Night’s Dawn Trilogy.

The Confederation Handbook. The Confederation Handbook is Peter F. HamiltonтАЩs essential companion guide to the diverse elements of the massive universe he has created. Peter F. Hamilton A DF Books NERDтАЩs Release The NightтАЩs Dawn trilogy has been one of the most triumphant works of science fiction to appear in decades. Swiftly gathering a worldwide readership, this masterwork of cosmic imagination and storytelling amounts to more than 1,200,000 words in total, and has brought to life an entire galaxy of diverse planets and astonishing civilizations. Hamilton's Night's Dawn Trilogy has proved one of the best-selling Science-Fiction series of the last . It was followed by a companion to the series, "The Confederation Handbook", an informational book containing data about the universe of the "Night's Dawn" trilogy. Hamilton's Night's Dawn Trilogy has proved one of the best-selling Science-Fiction series of the last decade, and the most dramatically successful from a UK author. This handbook is an essential companion volume for all the countless readers past, present and future for whom this massive trilogy has evolved into a defining SF classic. Hamilton re-set several earlier short stories in the Confederation timeline, published as the collection "A Second Chance at Eden", including the newly written title novella.

The Confederation Handbook by Peter F. Hamilton is an essential companion volume to The Reality Dysfunction, The Neutronium Alchemist and The Naked God for all the countless readers past, present and future for whom this massive trilogy has evolved into a defining SF classic. It comprises general background information relating to all three volumes, with comprehensive notes and glossaries on the major characters, planets, space stations, political hierarchies, weaponry, spacecraft, invasions, and the many alien races with their diverse social economies, industries and technologies. Hamilton's Night's Dawn Trilogy has proved one of the bestselling science fiction series of the last decade, and has placed British SF firmly back on the map. The Confederation Handbook by Peter F. Hamilton is an essential companion volume to The Reality Dysfunction, Th. . Hamilton is Britain’s biggest selling fiction author The first book of the trilogy Mindstar Rising is an introduction to the main characters – Greg Mandel & Julia Evans. Hardcover Paperback Kindle. Hamilton is Britain’s biggest selling fiction author. He was born on March 2, 1960 in Rutland, England and still lives there to this day with his wife and kids. In 1987, he started writing and it was in 1988 when he sold his first short story to Fear Magazine. The first book of the trilogy Mindstar Rising is an introduction to the main characters – Greg Mandel & Julia Evans. Julia Evans in the teenage granddaughter of Philip Evans, a billionaire who owns Event Horizon Company who only had a short time to live.

The economic upward spiral of Kulu’s first century is one that has never been repeated, despite innumerable attempts; the economic and social factors both on Earth and across the Confederation have changed too much since then. Richard Saldana was simply the right man at the right time with the right idea.

The Night's Dawn Trilogy is one of the most triumphant works of science fiction to appear in decades. Swiftly gathering a worldwide readership, this masterwork of cosmic imagination and storytelling brought to life an entire galaxy of diverse planets and astonishing civilizations. At the core is the Confederation, an assembly of human and alien colony worlds whose cultures, conflicts, and turmoil are described over a Timeline of nearly 600 years. "The Confederation Handbook" is Peter F. Hamilton's companion guide to the diverse elements in the massive universe he created. Including a full list of characters and their roles and, of course, details of the Timeline itself, this is a must-read for Hamilton's fans.

Shakagul
a good read, if just to understand some of the people and drama that brought us there. very abrupt in places, still assumes that you already understand most of the matter; unlike his stories, this one leaves you wanting more in the way of covering the cusp of the plot.
Nikohn
Nice background to the Night's Dawn trilogy.
Tegore
Gift.
Quendant
One wonders about all the technical detail while reading the trilogy, which this book fills in nicely. Plus, it is a handy guide if one puts the book down and only pick it up two weeks later. Not inspiring, but it is not meant to be inspiring. It is a practicality, and just that. I recommend it to hardcore Hamilton enthusiasts.
Vozuru
Great look inside the more 'mundane' aspects of Peter F. Hamilton's Night's Dawn trilogy. Still leaves some questions unanswered, but an excellent sourcebook nonetheless.
Samut
Lots of really cool information about races and technology. Also lots of boring information about stuff with no impact on the universe whatsoever. I can summarize 50% of the book:

Here is planet X, planet X has N natural satelites, planet X has population Y. The mass of planet X is Z.
Natural Satelite 1 has population Y1, the mass of Natural Satelite 1 is Z1
Natural Satelite 2 has population Y2, the mass of Natural Satelite 2 is Z2
Natural Satelite 3 has population Y3, the mass of Natural Satelite 3 is Z3
Balladolbine
Here is one book that I am divided on. On the one hand, I can hardly claim to be disappointed since the book delivers exactly what is described. On the other hand, I am a little disappointed due to the nature of the book itself. The first thing to understand is that this is not a book of stories revolving around the "Night's Dawn" trilogy and its Future History. Rather this is basically a compendium of the people, technology, cultures, etc. of that Future History in a condensed format. That being said, all of this is available in the trilogy itself somewhere. It is not in the condensed format, granted, but it is in there. That, of course, is to be expected. However, there is really nothing extra that makes this book all that compelling of a buy. I am sure there are a few extra details here and the degree of satisfaction you will feel with those few extra details will depend entirely upon just how deeply you want to get into the Future History.
If you are a person that has trouble getting into "space opera" type stories where there are many characters, cultures, and technologies, this book might help you make sense of it all beforehand rather than learning it piece-meal via reading through the "Night's Dawn" trilogy of books. However, if you are not that sort of person my guess is you will feel that you wasted your money. (Note: I am not saying you will feel cheated. As I said, the book gives what it promises.) I gave this three stars because it is an excellent compendium to the "Night's Dawn" trilogy but I kept the last two stars simply because nothing extra was really added for those fans who might have wanted a little more. If I had to make recommendations, I would say avoid this one and read the trilogy or "A Second Chance at Eden" (which is a collection of short stories and novellas dealing with the Future History).
For hard core Sci-Fi, the "Night's Dawn" Trilogy has it ALL!!!He-Man heroes, classy heroines, nasty bad guys (not to Even forget THE DEAD RETURNING!!!) New Worlds and Old;Aliens, space battles, suspense, intergalactic conflict and politics; who could ask for MORE? Starships, living space habitats, Biotech, Neurotech, Cyborgs, Genetic Engineering; it's all here; just be prepared to read nothing else for the next couple of MONTHS, 'cause this one is IT!! I originally was hooked into this Epic in the Hardcover Sci-Fi Book Club Edition, buying "The Neutronium Alchemist" first (somehow, I missed "The Reality Disfunction" when first offered; then had to wait another two weeks for that delivery rather than read the story out of sequence. THEN was forced to go through several cowhides, chewing leather and making a complete nuisance of myself until "The Naked God" was finally published and released in Nov. '99. BOTTOM LINE: If you're going to dive into this Epic, Buy the complete Trilogy as a complete set and be prepared to be enthralled by a whole new universe of the caliber of Heinlein, Asimov, or Clarke (and to stay for awhile!!!)