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Free Kindle eBook: ‘If at First…’ by Peter F. Hamilton

Right now, you can get the Peter F. Hamilton’s Kindle eBook If at First… for the low, low price of free. Her’e the description:

Peter F. Hamilton has proven himself a modern master of epic space opera, carrying the tradition of far-future empire building begun by Heinlein and Asimov into the new millennium. But Hamilton is also a master of the short story, and when he tackles one of science fiction’s most enduring themes — time travel — the result is as provocative as it is entertaining.

It starts in 2007 with a break-in. The victim: Marcus Orthew, the financial and technological genius behind Orthanics, the computer company whose radical products have delivered a one-two punch to the industry, all but knocking PCs and Macs out of the ring. The perpetrator: a man obsessed with Orthew. Just another simple case of celebrity stalking–or so everyone assumes at first, including Metropolitan Police Chief Detective David Lanson. But when Lanson interviews the suspect, he makes a startling claim: Orthew is from the future. Or, rather, a future–a parallel timeline. Thus begins the ride of a lifetime for Lanson, as his pursuit of the facts tumbles him headlong down a rabbit hole–and the hunter finds himself hunted.

One of my favorite writers *and* time travel? Already downloading…

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9 Comments on Free Kindle eBook: ‘If at First…’ by Peter F. Hamilton

  1. Spriggana // June 24, 2011 at 4:49 am //

    Small update: free in the USA, $3.44 in Europe (and most likely in rest of the world). That’s probably the “VAT & free international wireless delivery” cost :->.

  2. Being a huge Peter hamilton fan I saw this and exulted! Free Peter hamilton story! Ofc its not available to us poor europeans. 🙁 I cant help wondering is this a choice made by the author/publisher? Or just another Amazon cock up? Seriously… WHY? /cry

  3. Spriggana // June 24, 2011 at 5:16 am //

    Go to—short-story/hamilton-peter-f/ – I just “bought” mine for $0.00 (epub format). Could be us-only, but they did not ask where I live and I did not tell them I’m from Poland ;-).

  4. Sweet. Already downloaded to the Kindle!



  5. Also available for free at for the Nook.

  6. *LIKE*


  7. Welcome to the internet and the unrestricted criticisms of readers, Mr. Hamilton:



  8. not available to the UK, but free almost everywhere else. Why is this? It doesn’t  make much sense.

    “Copyright restrictions” indeed!? 

  9. @ Spriggana – thanks for the thought…. cant get it from there either. They do however have a lies of countries its available in. Poland is on the list, Ireland isnt. At a guess it must be an attempt by author/publisher to encourage piracy. 😀

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