The wait is over. Bestselling science fiction master Peter F. Hamilton is back with the first of a new two-book saga set in his popular Commonwealth universe. Distinguished by deft plotting, a teeming cast of characters, dazzling scientific speculation, and imagination that brings the truly alien to life, The Abyss Beyond Dreams reveals Hamilton as a storyteller of astonishing ingenuity and power. The year is 3326. Nigel Sheldon, one of the founders of the Commonwealth, receives a visit from the Raielaself-appointed guardians of the Void, the enigmatic construct at the core of the galaxy that threatens the existence of all that lives. The Raiel convince Nigel to participate in a desperate scheme to infiltrate the Void. Once inside, Nigel discovers that humans are not the only life-forms to have been sucked into the Void, where the laws of physics are subtly different and mental powers indistinguishable from magic are commonplace. The humans trapped there are afflicted by an alien species of biological mimicsathe Fallersathat are intelligent but merciless killers. Yet these same aliens may hold the key to destroying the threat of the Void foreveraif Nigel can uncover their secrets. As the Fallersa relentless attacks continue, and the fragile human society splinters into civil war, Nigel must uncover the secrets of the Fallersabefore he is killed by the very people he has come to save. Praise for The Abyss Beyond Dreams aThe work of an author at the top of his game.aaScience Fiction and Fantasy World aIncredibly robust and exciting and rousing, sharing flavors of Jack Vance, John Wright, China MiAcville, Orson Scott Card, and A. E. van Vogt . . . Hamiltonas deployment of lots of grand super-science is utterly deft and convincing.aaLocus aSolidy engrossing fare . . . The characters, always Hamiltonas strength, remain as distinctive as ever.aaKirkus Reviews aEverything one wants in sfagreat characters, mind bending stuff, adventure, politics, romance, revolution . . . just superb.aaFantasy Book Critic aHamilton does a particular kind of planetary politics and space opera very well, and this is a perfect example of it. . . . [The Abyss Beyond Dreams is] a satisfying and well-oiled story, with potential for more epic adventure to come.aaBooklist aHugely enjoyable . . . Hamilton is so good at handling big plots, at maintaining forward momentum even as he throws in an unexpected twistaand thereas at least one doozy of a didnat-see-that-coming moment here.aaSFX From the Hardcover edition.The characters, always Hamiltonas strength, remain as distinctive as ever.aaKirkus Reviews aEverything one wants in sfagreat characters, mind bending stuff, adventure, politics, romance, revolution . . . just superb.aaFantasy ...
|Title||:||The Abyss Beyond Dreams|
|Author||:||Peter F. Hamilton|
|Publisher||:||Del Rey - 2014-10-21|