THE RUN-OF-THE-MILL FIRST OUTING FOR GREG MANDEL
A near future, conspiracy thriller that won’t have you guessing, with its all too predictable twists and turns.
(Greg Mandel Trilogy, Book 1)
Peter F. Hamilton
Genre: Science Fiction, Cyberpunk
Format: Paperback, 480 Pages
Date: 7th October 2011 (First Published 1993)
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The future. A subject matter that countless authors have speculated upon in their writings, since time immemorial. The predictions of what the future may have in store for humanity are as numerous as they are varied. Yet regardless of the endless possibilities that can be imagined, there are a small number of ideas that have gained so much traction in science fiction literature that they have become well established tropes. Perhaps one of the most common of these predictions of the future, that you might reasonably expect to encounter in a science fiction book, is the advent of the amoral mega corporation engaged in nefarious schemes, not just in pursuit of profit, but in order to exert political control over society. So for those of you who are well read in the genre, it probably won’t be much of a surprise to learn that the future depicted in, Mindstar Rising, deals rather extensively with corporate shenanigans principally motivated by political objectives.