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Review: A SECOND CHANCE AT EDEN, by Peter Hamilton

As a thank you, we’re re-blogging posts from our 2015 Planetary Awards voters. Get your 2016 nominations ready!

Space and Sorcery

45257This second “taste” of Peter F. Hamilton’s short works was even more intriguing than the first, and since it introduces many of the elements of his massive novels – in particular the Night’s Dawn trilogy – it encouraged me even more to take the jump or, as some of my fellow bloggers defined it, to overcome author intimidation.

A Second Chance at Eden is a collection of short stories, but the one that truly fascinated me is the one from which the book draws its title: once more I encountered a murder mystery, as was the case with Watching Trees Grow, but it was completely different, starting with the background in which the investigation takes place.

Eden is a peculiar habitat created from  bitek – genetically engineered living matter with the ability to adapt to specific uses and to grow like any living creature, to the point it…

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