Tor UK to publish two novels from bestselling author Peter F. Hamilton exploring EXODUS, the new sci-fi action-adventure role-playing game from Archetype Entertainment

Tor, an imprint of Pan Macmillan, is delighted to announce the acquisition of an incredible new duology by critically acclaimed science fiction author Peter F. Hamilton, which begins with EXODUS: THE ARCHIMEDES ENGINE. Publisher Bella Pagan acquired UK and British Commonwealth rights with audio, excluding Canada, from Penguin Random House US.

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EXODUS: THE ARCHIMEDES ENGINE will explore the new universe at the center of the recently announced sci-fi action-adventure role-playing game from Archetype Entertainment, EXODUS. The new video game is set 40,000 years in the future; humanity has fled a dying Earth finding a new home in a hostile galaxy—here, we are the underdogs fighting for survival. This riveting novel will immerse readers in a thrilling, action-packed, sci-fi epic that spans generations in the futuristic video game universe of EXODUS.

‘I’ve been a published author for thirty years now, and most of my books are space operas. I write in that part of the genre because it enables grand ideas to flourish. Yet this book is different for me. I’ve never written anything this far into the future before. The fact that it’s set in AD 43,000 was the main reason I signed on to the project. It granted me the ability to explore places, societies, and technology right out there on the edge of the fantastical. No science fiction author could resist the opportunity to push their imagination out to the kind of extreme that this timeframe allows. Simply writing it was a wonderful experience, which you’ll hopefully share when you read it,’ states Peter F. Hamilton. 

‘I have been a huge fan of Peter F. Hamilton since his earliest novels,’ said James Ohlen, Co-Founder and Executive Creative Director for Archetype Entertainment. ‘He creates fantastic science-fiction worlds, with a level of detail that transports the reader to the center of an action-packed story that feels so real, it blurs the lines between our world and his. I am thrilled to have him as a partner on EXODUS helping us to create this new sci-fi video game world for the EXODUS franchise that will engage players for years to come.’

In addition to authoring this duology, Hamilton is a creative consultant on the EXODUS video game. ‘The story of EXODUS: THE ARCHIMEDES ENGINE takes place in the same universe as the EXODUS role-playing game,’ Hamilton says, ‘featuring the kind of problems, technologies, and challenges that characters will experience inside the game. However, the novel isn’t telling the story of the game itself. The events in the novel take place many lightyears away from the star system featured in the game, but still provide a view of the kinds of missions and encounters a player will be facing in the game. Brace yourself, it’s not going to be easy.’

Publisher Bella Pagan enthuses: ‘The sheer scale of Peter’s epic far-future adventure is entirely breathtaking. No science fiction fan will want to miss out on this extraordinary journey into the unknown.’

Tor UK will publish EXODUS: THE ARCHIMEDES ENGINE in print, digital and audio formats on 19th September 2024.

About the author
Peter F. Hamilton is the author of numerous novels, including Salvation, Salvation Lost, The Saints of Salvation, A Night Without Stars, The Abyss Beyond Dreams, Great North Road, The Evolutionary Void, The Temporal Void, The Dreaming Void, Judas Unchained, Pandora’s Star, Misspent Youth, Fallen Dragon, and the acclaimed epic Night’s Dawn trilogy: The Reality Dysfunction, The Neutronium Alchemist, and The Naked God. He lives with his family in England.

About Archetype Entertainment
Archetype Entertainment is an Austin-based studio established in 2019 as a division of game developer and publisher Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro. Founded by veteran game creator James Ohlen, Archetype Entertainment is comprised of veteran developers from AAA RPG development studios including BioWare, Naughty Dog, 343 Industries, Blizzard and more. The studio is developing EXODUS, an epic new sci-fi roleplaying game (RPG) franchise. Learn more at

About Tor UK
Tor UK specializes in speculative fiction and is a destination for the best in imaginative storytelling. A sister company to Tor Books in the US, Tor UK publishes an impressive array of award-winners, bestsellers, household names and talented debut authors. Tor’s mission is to publish out-of-this-world genre fiction and bring readers books that spark joy. It strives every year to increase the diversity of its list, publishing authors from minority backgrounds and increasing positive representation of gender issues through fiction.

Reflecting this, Tor UK was shortlisted for Imprint of the Year at the British Book Trade Awards this year. Bella Pagan, Tor’s Publisher, was shortlisted for Editor of the Year at these awards and received a ‘Highly Commended’ endorsement. Tor UK was also shortlisted for Imprint of the Year in 2022. Pan Macmillan publishes fantastic speculative fiction authors including Jennifer L. Armentrout, Douglas Adams, Olivie Blake, Zen Cho, Genevieve Cogman, Cassandra Clare, Peter F. Hamilton, Lucy Holland, TJ Klune, Freya Marske, Arkady Martine, Naomi Novik, Shelley Parker-Chan, Christopher Paolini, John Scalzi and Adrian Tchaikovsky. (

About Pan Macmillan
Pan Macmillan is an international consumer book publisher based in the UK, publishing a very broad range of books in all formats, including print, ebook and audio, for today’s readers. Its adult book imprints include Bluebird, Macmillan, Macmillan Business, Macmillan Audio, Macmillan Collector’s Library, Mantle, One Boat, Pan, Picador and Tor. Children’s Book imprints include Macmillan Children’s Books, Campbell, Kingfisher and Two Hoots. (

Pan Macmillan is part of Macmillan Publishers International Ltd (MPIL), a division of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group (, a large family-owned media company based in Stuttgart.