Dinner with Peter F. Hamilton

Posted by : atcampbell | On : August 31, 1998

Dinner with Peter F. Hamilton

Fourteen of us took author Peter F. Hamilton out to dinner at Chuy’s on Barton Springs. The food was good (Peter had the Elvis Presley Memorial Dinner), and conversation was lively. We only talked to Peter about his work a little, since he’d discussed it at length at the just-concluded ArmadilloCon. He did mention that the supernatural elements in his space opera novels weren’t influenced by the work of horror novelists like King and Barker. Rather, he was inspired by a Bob Shaw novel entitled The Palace of Eternity, which featured a rare intermingling of supernatural and SF elements. Most of the rest of the conversation was devoted to recapping gossip from the recent ArmadilloCon, particularly the romantic escapades of a local writer. We all had an excellent time, and hope to have another dinner with an author soon.

— A. T. Campbell, III