Salvation (Salvation Sequence #1) by Peter F. Hamilton

Salvation (Salvation Sequence #1)

Humanity's complex relationship with technology spirals out of control in this first book of an all-new trilogy from "the owner of the most powerful imagination in science fiction" (Ken Follett).In 2204, humanity is expanding into the wider galaxy in leaps and bounds. A new technology of linked jump gates has rendered most forms of transporation--including starships--virtually obsolete. Every place on earth, every distant planet mankind has settl...


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TitleSalvation (Salvation Sequence #1)
ISBN9780399178849
Author
Release DateSep 4th, 2018
PublisherDel Rey Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreScience Fiction, Fiction, Space, Space Opera, Science Fiction Fantasy
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Reviews Salvation (Salvation Sequence #1)

  • Bradley
    1970-01-01
    Under normal circumstances, I would normally rate a book like this lower because the setup leaves us hanging, but this is PETER F HAMILTON we're talking about. That means, if you're picking up the first book in one of his trilogies, no matter how long each individual book might be, you're invested for the long haul. You might be slightly miffed you need to wait that much longer before SOMETHING major gets resolved, but that's the nature of this b...
  • Mark
    1970-01-01
    This is my most anticipated release of 2018, and I was extremely fortunate to get an early advance copy. I won’t say much to avoid spoilers, but Salvation was very good – typical Hamilton. It has a similar feel to Pandora’s Star or Fallen Dragon, if anything, but it’s also a very different story. It’s also clearly the first part of a trilogy, which is good, but with the first book issues that come with the territory. Great world buildin...
  • Nancy
    1970-01-01
    Salvation is the first book of a trilogy. For a first book, I had a hard time while reading it. It reminded me too much of another book as far as the way it was written and some of the concepts in the book. Once I got that other book in my head it was hard to not make comparisons. Most of the book revolved around five people that were chosen to investigate an alien ship that had been discovered. During the transport to the alien ship, each person...
  • Kate
    1970-01-01
    Quite possibly my most anticipated novel of 2018 and it did not disappoint. Superb storytelling, just as we'd expect from this extraordinary writer, matched by the novel's vision and ambition. And, blimey, where it takes us! This is going to be a wonderful trilogy. Its beginning couldn't be any better in my eyes. Review to follow closer to publication on For Winter Nights.
  • Liviu
    1970-01-01
    I loved the book which will be a top 10 of the year for me and I am really eager for the sequel. For more detail I highly recommend Mark's Goodreads review (link below) as it is spot-on:https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...A few shoutouts I would mention that add to the fun - the Morgan, Asher and McAuley starships, the painting by Jim Burns present in the embassy etc
  • Paul
    1970-01-01
    Callum Hepburn has just married Savi Chaudhri after a whirlwind relationship. They both work for Connexion, he as a team leader for the emergency detoxification squad and she is in the security division. After their all too brief honeymoon they both head back to work, Callum, to dig a government from the mire with an urgent material extraction and Savi heads back undercover. A week later and he hasn't heard a thing from her, so pings her and does...
  • Karen
    1970-01-01
    This was the first time I've read anything by Peter Hamilton. I found the sci-fi future tech fascinating and enjoyed the future he created. Salvation's storyline is told using the past, present, and future. 5 people are investigating a crashed alien ship and on their way, each tells a story that gives their backstory. Interspersed are chapters of humans in the future being trained to fight the aliens who are trying to wipe out the human species.T...
  • Judy Lesley
    1970-01-01
    I wanted to read this book because I have been so impressed with other books written by Peter Hamilton. I am so glad I didn't have much of any idea what the story would be about so I could discover everything for myself. I think the book blurb gives away too much of the story the author is trying to tell and leaves the reader with fewer surprises.Salvation is told from a past, present and future perspective. The backstory segments are quite long,...
  • Helen
    1970-01-01
    Well, this took me a really long time to read! It starts out with a very interesting story about a crashed alien spaceship. Unfortunately, this story barely gets any page time until right at the end because most of the book is bogged down in not very interesting background stories for all of the characters. It introduces us to a cast of potentially interesting people but then doesn't give enough time to get to know them to care really what their ...
  • Les
    1970-01-01
    As a definite space opera and PFH fan, I was bound to sink my teeth into this one and most likely enjoy it. But, there's no undue bias here when I say that this book is simply superb. There's no other way to describe it and this new standalone series from PFH certainly looks like it's going to be another epic. The style in which it's written is very good, and typically PFH, and he didn't seem to get as bogged down in minutiae this time [as I feel...
  • Daniel
    1970-01-01
    Hamilton starts a new series by interweaving several stories. First we have a mysterious landing of aliens infiltrating our world that form the prologue and obviously are very significant. But the story moves elsewhere making us wonder how this short act will play out. Then we have the investigation of another alien craft and the team assigned to do so. Most of the tale isn't about the investigation however, but learning who this team is as they ...
  • Nadja Miller
    1970-01-01
    I received an advanced copy for an honest review. I enjoy Peter Hamilton's books but this one took me a long time to get through. It almost feels like short stories. There is a main story of youths preparing for war against a big evil. We get to know them and how they progress on their training and the challenges they encounter. The other story is a group of business/ security and government personnel ( which we will know later in the book how th...
  • Patrick St-Denis
    1970-01-01
    As you know, although I own every single title Peter F. Hamilton has released over the years, other than the stand-alone novels I'm really far behind when it comes to his series. I've finally begun the Night's Dawn trilogy earlier this year and was planning on reading The Neutronium Alchemist when Salvation unexpectedly showed up in my mailbox. I was glad, for now I'd be able to read and review installments of a new Hamilton sequence as they are ...
  • Paul
    1970-01-01
    When I’m looking for science fiction with epic scale and a plot that is guaranteed to be engrossing I find there a few more reliable than Peter F Hamilton. His latest, Salvation, is another classic that is bound to please new and old fans alike. If aliens, global conspiracies, cool technology and a suitably vast collection of characters sounds like you’re thing then look no further, your next read has arrivedThe chapters involving Feriton Kay...
  • Sara
    1970-01-01
    I would consider myself a fan of Peter F. Hamilton. I’ve previously read both the Void trilogy and The Abyss Beyond Dreams, which are set in his Commonwealth universe. I honestly adored both and was fully expecting to have the same feelings about Salvation. Maybe I wasn’t in a sci-fi mood, or maybe I just wasn’t in a Salvation mood, but as much as I wanted to like this book, it really fell flat for me. I didn’t hate it, I just didn’t re...
  • Trisha Perry
    1970-01-01
    Salvation is a story told in the past present and future and while that is fine in itself this story jumps back and forth inside the same chapter which can be a bit confusing at first. It was something that took some getting used to as well as the abnormally long chapters that made for a few long nights until I gave up on stopping points. But the writing was smooth and characters blended well in their appropriate times, the action was tremendous ...
  • Andrea
    1970-01-01
    Well that was fun. One of the Saint-stories is written as a hard boiled detective novel. Very frustrated that I have to wait until next year for the next book.
  • Lisa B.
    1970-01-01
    While I do not actively seek out books in the sci-fi genre, I do look forward to reading Peter Hamilton's stories. So when I had the opportunity to read Salvation, I jumped on it.As book #1 of a trilogy, there was lots of character building and scene development. This is a complex story with chapters that alternate between past, present and future. I don't want to give away any spoilers and the overview does a great job of explaining the gist of ...
  • Jeannine
    1970-01-01
    First I must mention that this is the first book by Peter Hamilton I have read, so I cannot compare it to his previous novels. The situation is complex (as is the science and speculation) - part takes place in the 22nd century when a group of powerful individuals meets for a very hushed trip to an alien crash site, part is flashback to the backstories of five of those individuals, and the rest takes place in the distant future, where humans are t...
  • Mark
    1970-01-01
    Loved it!When I first read that Hamilton was not returning to the Commonwealth universe in this, his new novel, I was really disappointed. I adore the Commonwealth and the stories he has written within it.But this new novel is just brilliant. It truly showcases what a creative genius, Hamilton is. From his ability to pull trends and social movements from our world today and to extrapolate them into what they could become, to his ability to twist ...
  • James Bingham
    1970-01-01
    For me, a new Peter F. Hamilton book is an event, so I was very happy that Random House sent me an advance copy to review.After reading the Amazon blurb, there was a lot about this book I wasn't expecting. In some ways, it seemed completely different. That's not to say that what you're reading is wrong, only that there's more to it than what's been let on. It's a little tough to judge this book on its own, with two sequels due out in 2019 and 202...
  • Richard Pearson
    1970-01-01
    I was fortunate enough to receive an advance copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I’ve been a huge fan of Peter F Hamilton for years however I was a little disappointed by his last series - The Chronicle of the Fallers. The whole Commonwealth universe was getting a little dry.I’m pleased to report that the first in his new series The Salvation Sequence is bloody marvellous. It’s a fresh new universe, and it’s b...
  • Leya
    1970-01-01
    Overall I really enjoyed this book. I've read most of Hamilton's series books (although not some of his single novels). In this book, he is taking storylines from some of his other series and making a new story. He has the good old-fashioned murder mystery of Great North Road. He has the overarching space opera of Pandora's Star/Dreaming Void, and a lot of the technology comes out of those two series/novels.Since I was listening to the audiobook,...
  • Lisa
    1970-01-01
    I am always excited to read a new to me author, especially in one of my favorite genres, however that excitement dwindled a little because I had a hard time becoming invested in the story. I loved the plot. However, there were a few things about the book I did not enjoy. I’ll get into that later.The story open with aliens, disguised as humans, landing on Earth. Skip forward to the beginning of the 23rd century and the Olyix, another alien speci...
  • Luiz Marques
    1970-01-01
    I am a big fan of the author. When I read that the book was not in the CommonWealth universe, I was a bit sad, but for no reason as I really like this universe so far, too.It is a bit heavy on the parallels to the Commonwealth - portals are everywhere, too (even more), and an alien race has infiltrated the human race in a near human form.(not a spoiler as it happens very early in this book)Some people complained about the slow background stories,...
  • Autumn Is Azathoth The Haunted Reading Room
    1970-01-01
    Review: SALVATION by Peter F. HamiltonEach time I open a novel by Peter F. Hamilton, I am in awe, throughout the reading and after. In a colloquial sense, Mr. Hamilton is like the Stephen Hawking of Science Fiction, such an utter genius that our minds and imaginations are tasked and stretched trying to comprehend. I think his oeuvre ought to be a required university course.In this massively dual-timeline story, we are introduced to multiple speci...
  • Derek
    1970-01-01
    This book is set up with three different strands, far future, and current with 5 people traveling to a star ship and telling stories from their past. far future and traveling to the spaceship were interesting but the stories individual characters told were just an absolute slog to get through. So slow, and I just didn't care about the characters. I had the same problem with the great North Road. The end to the novel was fast and the setup for the...
  • Gerry Vogel
    1970-01-01
    Well, this future echoes Hamilton's Confederation and Commonwealth sagas about the ways technology changes how we live at varying paces. So, by 2204, there are quantum entangled" portals" everywhere and the whole world (and a few others too) is ONE STEP AWAY. Immense wealth, depravity, puzzling crime scenes and supercriminals, enigmatic aliens (do they "serve man?" And how?) in a cast of many many many come together in a narrative covering seemin...
  • Chester Johnson
    1970-01-01
    I wanted to really get into this book, but it was hard to really get going. It's a slow drag through numerous storylines, and it's a very very slow building story. I understand this is the first book of the series, but I wasn't ever really engaged with the story at all. I can see how and where this over all story is going for the next book, but not sure if I'm invested or interested enough in the story to pick up the next book. I'd give this a 2....
  • Joe McGowan
    1970-01-01
    Middle of the roadSalvation uses many of the elements found previous Hamilton books, so nothing new and radical. Unfortunately, I hold his Reality Disfunction series to be my standard, followed by the Mendal Series. I’m uncertainty I’ll continue on the Sequence, I would have gone 4 stars but I was so annoyed but the addition of “ez” to simple words to make them futuristic, it is a senseless ploy.