Fallen Dragon by Peter F. HamiltonFallen Dragon by Peter F. Hamilton

Fallen Dragon

byPeter F. Hamilton

Paperback | December 14, 2009

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In the distant future, corporations have become sustainable communities with their own militaries, and corporate goals have essentially replaced political ideology. On a youthful, rebellious impulse, Lawrence joined the military of a corporation that he now recognizes to be ruthless and exploitative. His only hope for escape is to earn enough money to buy his place in a better corporation. When his platoon is sent to a distant colony to quell a local resistance effort, it seems like a stroke of amazing fortune, and Lawrence plans to rob the colony of their fabled gemstone, the Fallen Dragon, to get the money he needs. However, he soon discovers that the Fallen Dragon is not a gemstone at all, but an alien life form that the local colonists have been protecting since it crashed in their area. Now, Lawrence has to decide if he will steal the alien to exploit the use of its inherent biotechnical processes -- which far exceed anything humans are capable of -- or if he will help the Resistance get the alien home.
Peter F. Hamilton was born in Rutland, England in 1960. He began writing in 1987, and sold his first short story toFearmagazine in 1988. He has also been published inInterzoneand the In Dreams and New Worlds anthologies, and several small press publications. His first novel wasMindstar Rising, published in 1993, and he has been steadil...
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Title:Fallen DragonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:832 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.5 inPublished:December 14, 2009Publisher:OrbitLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316021830

ISBN - 13:9780316021838

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