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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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. Information literacy, including transliteracy, is becoming a larger and larger part of a librarian’s job, whether they actually teach it in a classroom or not.

But it takes forever in this book, despite the tired parade of worldbuilding ‘sci-fi concepts’ at the start.

Misspent Youth

His work tends to be like George RR Martin’s work in that it is long without being long-winded and full of hamiltpn detail, big doings, yoith many, many char This book is one I borrowed from my local library, but is one that I will be adding to my personal collection very soon. Perhaps these were the bits Del Rey asked Hamilton to develop?

Unfortunately that’s about it. It was an unpleasant story about unpleasant people.


The first is a global networking platform tha It might be best going into this novel not expecting anything. No trivia or quizzes yet. It’s in my library alongside the other PFH works, but it’s not one I’ll re-read.

The only problem is that he can’t seem to control the new found hormones the way you’d expect a 70 year old to. Then again, it must be severely disturbing to go from old and physically creaking, back to the bloom of youth, while still remembering most of the eighty-odd years you’d lived before, so perhaps he should be cut some slack.

I’m a big fan of the Commonwealth Saga.

Misspent Youth by Peter F. Hamilton

Trivia About Misspent Youth. Yet not really, there’s less about the tech, and more about the newly rejuvenated shagging anyt This is billed as a Commonwealth novel, but it really isn’t. It might be best going into this novel not expecting anything.

How might that be different, or similar to what happens in this book? This page was last edited on 5 Decemberat Preview — Misspent Youth by Peter F.

Characters Planets and habitats. But it does give this otherwise safe novel what little edgy commentary it has.

Hamilton, one of my favourite SF authors, I had high hopes. I don’t mind slow paced stories I loved the long earth series for example but this book doesn’t have much of one. I wonder if this some cute quid pro quo thing between pals, and that Joyce has or is planning a novel with Hamilton in a bit part If you wanted to read the Void Trilogy and your OCD forced you to read this book, then you’re probably me. Tim is extremely happy when he starts going out with gorgeous Annabelle. Lots of glimpses of cool story threads misspenh never executes on them.


After 18 months in a German medical facility, the year-old patient returns home looking like hamioton healthy year-old. Fortunately, that doesn’t mean a dime to my enjoyment. Even the main character’s major lifetime accomplishment, the one which garners all his current status, occurs before we meet him. Not having a hard science bone in my hamulton, made me think I wouldn’t understand the science in Science Fiction, so I stayed safely on the Fantasy side of things.

Set inMisspent Youth portrays a fairly bleak future. Its core plot deals with a father and a son and their struggle to connect again afer the intrusion of advanced medical technology in their lives.

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Before long he’s bedding all sorts of young girls, including Tim’s friends. And by that I mean we have two techs put on a pedestal here. The society is shown as repressive and only nominally democratic.

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