Peter Hamilton just keeps getting better and better with each book, more assured and more craftsmanly adroit, and more inventive ... It’s a bravura performance from start to finish ... a virtuoso treat.
Mr. Hamilton paints with a very broad brush, skipping from planet to planet and plotline to plotline, but each strand is at the same time finely detailed...The Old Masters of sci-fi would admire the scope and sweep of “Salvation,” but marvel even more at the amount of thought that now has to go into making futures plausible.
A great novel, but reads much like a set up for the rest of the trilogy...despite the heavy focus on back-story rather than plot progression, I was thoroughly entertained throughout, and relished getting to know this new setting and all its inhabitants...without a doubt, the type of novel you would expect from Peter F Hamilton.
Readers will contend with a choppy narrative, obvious delays and sidebars, and long stretches that read like an editor’s advice to a first novelist on how not to introduce your characters or propel the storyline and veer dangerously close to dull. It’s a yarn, however, that packs a teeth-rattling wallop when it finally gets there...Not altogether satisfying, but Hamilton expertly keeps his audience coming back for more.