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A Second Chance at Eden

(1996)
(A book in the Night's Dawn series)
A collection of stories by

 
 
This is Hamilton's first collection of short stories (including one novella), set in the same universe as the bestselling Night's Dawn trilogy. Actually, as Hamilton himself admits, the original versions of these stories had nothing to do with Night's Dawn, but he has used the opportunity of this collection to tweak (or almost completely rewrite) all his earlier works and bring them in line. This process seems to affect most sci-fi novelists at some point in their careers and is probably a cathartic milestone in the transition from new SF author to bestselling author.

The collection is chronological in sequence, starting with the early days when affinity is a cutting edge technology and taking the reader through it's rapid development as it forms a fundamental part of civilisation. For die-hard enthusiasts of Night's Dawn, "Escape Route" tells the intriguing story of the last flight of Joshua Calvert's father and his spacecraft, Lady Macbeth. And the novella "A Second Chance at Eden" is Hamilton's attempt at revenge; apparently when he wrote his second novel A Quantum Murder, too many of his friends solved the mystery and identified the murderer--this time he throws down the gauntlet to stunning effect. For fans or novices, this collection offers a diverse selection, all under-pinned by Hamilton's attention to detail and skill in storytelling. --Dave Mutton

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Hardback Editions

November 2000 : USA Hardback

Title: A Second Chance at Eden
Author(s): Peter Hamilton
ISBN: 0-7595-0041-x / 978-0-7595-0041-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Oxmoor House
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October 1998 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Second Chance at Eden
Author(s): Peter F Hamilton
ISBN: 0-333-74125-0 / 978-0-333-74125-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
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Paperback Editions

September 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Second Chance at Eden
Author(s): Peter F Hamilton
ISBN: 1-4472-2414-0 / 978-1-4472-2414-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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April 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Second Chance at Eden
Author(s): Peter F Hamilton
ISBN: 0-330-35182-6 / 978-0-330-35182-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
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January 1999 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: A Second Chance at Eden
Author(s): Peter F Hamilton
ISBN: 0-446-60671-5 / 978-0-446-60671-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Aspect
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October 1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Second Chance at Eden
Author(s): Peter F Hamilton
ISBN: 0-333-73853-5 / 978-0-333-73853-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
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Audio Editions

September 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Second Chance at Eden
Author(s): Peter F Hamilton
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
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September 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Second Chance at Eden
Author(s): Peter F Hamilton
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
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February 2016 : Audio CD
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Title: A Second Chance At Eden
Author(s): Peter F Hamilton
ISBN: 1-5159-0093-2 / 978-1-5159-0093-1
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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February 2016 : Audio CD
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Title: A Second Chance At Eden
Author(s): Peter F Hamilton
ISBN: 1-5159-5093-X / 978-1-5159-5093-6
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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February 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Second Chance at Eden
Author(s): Peter F Hamilton
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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February 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Second Chance at Eden
Author(s): Peter F Hamilton
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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Kindle Editions

September 2008 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Second Chance at Eden
Author(s): Peter F Hamilton
Publisher: Tor
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November 2000 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Second Chance at Eden
Author(s): Peter F Hamilton
Publisher: Aspect
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA