More depth required,
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This review is from: Manhattan in Reverse (Kindle Edition)
Science fiction is one of the most difficult genres to master, few do it well, certainly in the last half century.
There is plenty of science in these stories and plenty of fiction too, but no real depth. Reading Peter Hamilton's work is like surfing, you are skimming the surface of the story with the promise of so much more beneath, but never realized.
There is no doubt that the author has considerable imagination and technical knowledge but the story telling and plot development is sadly lacking.
The final two stories share the same lead character, and most of them a similar theme of law enforcement in the far distant future, with a little effort most of these stories could have been combined to make a novel and still left time for character and plot development.
Will I go on to read Hamilton's take on the full length novel? Maybe, I'll have to check out the reviews!