Great North Road

Peter F. Hamilton

25 July 2019
1104 pages


A clone has been the victim of a savage killing. The investigation may uncover a threat to humanity's very existence.

Great North Road is a gripping space adventure from science fiction star Peter F. Hamilton, the author of The Night's Dawn trilogy. For fans of Philip K. Dick and Kim Stanley Robinson.

In Newcastle, AD 2142, a clone from the powerful North family is found brutally murdered. Assigned to the case, Detective Sidney Hurst makes a startlingly discovery: the circumstances are eerily identical to a series of murders from twenty years ago on the alien world of St Libra.

Angela Tramelo, the sole survivor of the previous attack, was convicted for the crime. Yet she never wavered under interrogation – claiming she alone survived an alien attack. Was she telling the truth?

Investigating this alien threat becomes top priority and a vast expedition to the planet St Libra begins. Angela, begrudgingly released, accompanies them. But then the team finds themselves stranded in St Libra's dense alien rainforests. And then the bloodshed begins . . .

Filled with intrigue, suspense and alien threats, Great North Road by Peter F. Hamilton is perfect for fans of Philip K. Dick and Kim Stanley Robinson.

A great big sprawling enjoyable science fiction read. Does what it says on the tin. I finally closed it with a sense of satisfaction
Complex world-building, harrowing back-story and good payoffs
The author controls a cast numbering more than fifty, multiple complex plot lines, speculation on the science of wormhole technology and cloning, and arrives at a dénouement that is far more than just the resolution of a murder mystery