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The Abyss Beyond Dreams by Peter F. Hamilton
  

The Abyss Beyond Dreams

Part of the Chronicle of the Fallers Series
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This book is huge in all senses: seven hundred pages of history, politics, science, relationships, conflict, deception and even a little bit of time travel; with the kinds of twists only possible in a void that distorts space time. It is divided into several very different parts, which at first seem unconnected; ‘nuts and bolts’ sci-fi giving way to French Revolution-style politics, all brought together in strange and surprising ways. There is so much to it that it is difficult to talk about without getting lost. It really drew me in, as a great story from a great writer should. ~ Sarah Broadhurst

If you like Peter F. Hamilton you might also like to read books by Stephen Hunt, Stephen Donaldson and Larry Niven.

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The Abyss Beyond Dreams by Peter F. Hamilton

Set in the same universe as his popular Commentwealth Saga and Void Trilogy, Peter F. Hamilton's The Abyss Beyond Dreams is the gripping first voume of the Chronicle of the Fallers. To save their civilization he must destroy it...When images of a lost civilization are 'dreamed' by a self-proclaimed prophet of the age, Nigel Sheldon, inventor of wormhole technology and creator of the Commonwealth society, is asked to investigate. Especially as the dreams seem to be coming from the Void - a mysterious area of living space monitored and controlled because of its hugely destructive capabilities. With it being the greatest threat to the known universe, Nigel is committed to finding out what really lies within the Void and if there's any truth to the visions they've received. Does human life really exist inside its boundary? But when Nigel crash lands inside the Void, on a planet he didn't even know existed, he finds far more than he expected. Bienvenido: a world populated by the ancestors of survivors from Commonwealth colony ships that disappeared centuries ago. Since then they've been fighting an increasingly desperate battle against the Fallers, a space-born predator artificially evolved to conquer worlds. Their sole purpose is to commit genocide against every species they encounter. With their powerful telepathic lure - that tempts any who stray across their path to a slow and painful death - they are by far the greatest threat to humanity's continued existence on this planet. But Nigel soon realizes that the Fallers also hold the key to something he'd never hoped to find - the destruction of the Void itself. If only he can survive long enough to work out how to use it ...

Reviews

'The Fallers threaten not only human settlers, but also the very existence of the universe. Hamilton expertly interleaves disparate storylines' Guardian

'Another stonkingly large and addictive SF thriller from one of the genre's leading exponents. Huge cast, enormous canvas, big ideas - mega in every way.' Daily Mail

'Peter Hamilton's new novel stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the Culture books of Iain Banks and the Kefahuchi Tract saga of M. John Harrison ... a book that is paradoxically both old-school and totally au courant: the best of two worlds' Locus Magazine

'A thoroughly enjoyable and unstoppable work that will leave you craving more. Fans will adore it and whilst it is also quite friendly to new readers, those new to his work should start at the beginning of the Commonwealth series with Misspent Youth and enjoy the entire wild ride.' Starburst

'A satisfying and well-oiled story, with potential for more epic adventure to come.' Booklist

About the Author

Peter F. Hamilton

Peter F. Hamilton was born in Rutland in 1960. He began writing in 1987, and sold his first short story to Fear magazine in 1988. He has also been published in Interzone and the In Dreams and New Worlds anthologies, and several small press publications. His first novel was Mindstar Rising, published in 1993, and he has been steadily productive since then. Peter lives near Rutland Water with his wife Kate, daughter Sophie and son Felix.

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Publication date

27th August 2015

Author

Peter F. Hamilton

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Publisher

Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback
704 pages
Interest Age: From 18 years

Categories

Science Fiction
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ISBN

9781447290971

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