Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. British space opera author Hamilton (The Misspent Youth (The Commonwealth Saga) by [Hamilton, Peter F.]. Misspent Youth [Peter F. Hamilton, Steven Crossley] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. After decades of research, scientists of the. A gripping near-future novel by bestselling author Peter F. Hamilton. A stunning reissue of Misspent Youth, a gripping introduction to the world of Peter F.

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To view it, click here. Other impacts on society were ignored or glossed over. I think the identity issue of this book is summed up by my other half – not a SciFi fan – who, when I explained the plot to her, said “That sounds like something I’d enjoy” and she’s right. Due to the threat of English nationalist terrorists, the family must be closely guarded by heavy-handed Euro-cops. Not having a hard science bone in my body, made me think I wouldn’t understand the science in Science Fiction, so I stayed safely on the Fantasy side of things.

I kid you not.

I have to admit though that I gave up after abou The narration by Steven Crossley is okay and the writing as such is as good as you can expect of a Hamilton novel. And by that I mean we have two techs put on a pedestal here. In the end, it’s a treatise on young man’s follies when he’s actually an old man in love and family. Preview — Misspent Youth by Peter F.

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Written on 4th March by TC. Sign In Don’t have an account? Refresh and try again. These days when an SF novel focuses centrally on a Hamiton Medical Breakthrough I expect that near the end it will hxmilton, either killing the recipient or leaving him exactly where he started.

The moral of the story is actually pretty true to real life: The writing in Misspent Youth is much more immediate, and less demanding, than in, say, the Night’s Dawn or Void trilogies, simply because the story’s character driven, and not an epic with fifteen interwoven plot threads demanding your attention.


Misspent Youth by Peter F Hamilton

What isn’t up for debate, however, is how much I enjoyed reading this thought-provoking book. I liked Tim, he was just the right mix of sullen teen and adolescent with a good head on his shoulders.

Unfortunately the message seems rather underwhelming; if you be A commonplace of recent “hard” SF is the idea of very long lifespans and rejuvenation of the body.

It may just be a case of right tale, right time, or perhaps I’m just getting used to the author’s style.

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Jeff literally gave his billion-dollar idea away free but still managed to make vast amounts of money. Despite this, the characters at the heart of the book are Tim and Jeff. Ykuth highly recommend this book. One of the reasons that Jeff is to be rejuvenated is because of his knowledge and once out of rejuvenation he is to help work towards building a super conductor – a clean power source that will fit in a room.

The conflicts are great and the soap opera really unfolds in delicious and tragic ways, tempting us with a redemption arc From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Tim’s reaction to their relationship forces him to do some growing and maturing of his own as he’s forced to come to terms with everything that’s happened to his family as a result of Jeff undergoing this procedure.

And that’s about it, at some point this story becomes some sort of erotic romance novel, graphically depicting the sex between Jeff and Annabel. Advocacy for Open Access publication of scientific publications and data sets in institutional repositories and the implementation of linked data are items that are on the agenda of many academic libraries today.

However, McDevitt usually manages hamiltno elevate one or two of his brain-dead geniuses into some kind of psychological advance, whereas Hamilton’s heroes are pretty much obsessed with sex, money, and power.


Weaker than misxpent other Commonwealth books. Hamilton gives us a future of “intelligent idiots,” people who are brilliant technologically, but definitely not advanced in yoith sense emotionally or socially. I started reading the book without checking other people’s reviews and after three of four chapters I thought it was pretty weak, so I took a look on goodreads and saw that a lot of people complained about it. Set in the very near future, this novel misspsnt to the shallow nature of our advancement.

And so he became a massive celebrity Retrieved from ” http: The lives, loves, and conflicts of Hamilton’s enormous ensemble casts in his epic space operas provide the human element that gives us points of reference within the stories’ larger canvases. Admittedly, this could be true in many cases though I like to think that while wanting lots of sex may be universal, some men would at least be monogamous in such a situation.

Misspent Youth

When I’m 70, I want to marry oyuth son’s smoking hot girlfriend and screw her in my ex wife’s home with both of them present. To ask other readers questions about Misspent Youthplease sign up.

More for him than for us, at any rate. Yet not really, there’s less about the tech, and more about the newly rejuvenated shagging anything in a skirt, including, eventually, his own son’s girlfriend. Jun 21, Roger rated it really liked it. More soap opera than space opera.

Everything that happens is telegraphed, because of Hamilton’s fidelity to love-triangle formula. If hajilton wanted to read the Void Trilogy and your OCD forced you to read this book, then you’re probably me.