Great North Road by Peter F. Hamilton

Great North Road

Peter F. Hamilton

948 pages first pub 2012 (editions)

fiction science fiction reflective medium-paced


A century from now, thanks to a technology allowing instantaneous travel across light-years, humanity has solved its energy shortages, cleaned up the environment, and created far-flung colony worlds. The keys to this empire belong to the powerful ...

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adventurous 83%
mysterious 83%
tense 41%
challenging 25%
dark 25%
lighthearted 8%
reflective 8%


medium 66%
slow 33%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 54% | A mix: 36% | Character: 9%

Strong character development?

No: 41% | It's complicated: 33% | Yes: 25%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 33% | No: 33% | Yes: 33%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 66% | No: 33%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 50% | It's complicated: 25% | Yes: 25%

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