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The Resource The abyss beyond dreams : a novel of the Commonwealth, Peter F. Hamilton

The abyss beyond dreams : a novel of the Commonwealth, Peter F. Hamilton

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The abyss beyond dreams : a novel of the Commonwealth
Title
The abyss beyond dreams
Title remainder
a novel of the Commonwealth
Statement of responsibility
Peter F. Hamilton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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 Raiel--self-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 mimics--the Fallers--that are intelligent but merciless killers. Yet these same aliens may hold the key to destroying the threat of the Void forever--if Nigel can uncover their secrets. As the Fallers' relentless attacks continue, and the fragile humansociety splinters into civil war, Nigel must uncover the secrets of the Fallers--before he is killed by the very people he has come to save. Praise for Peter F. Hamilton's Great North Road "Gripping. a mammoth tale featuring believable characters and exceptionally skilled storytelling."--Library Journal (starred review) The Evolutionary Void "Satisfying and powerful. Space Opera doesn't get much more epic."--SFFWorld The Temporal Void "Fusing elements of hard SF with adventure fantasy tropes, Hamilton has singlehandedly raised the bar for grand-scale speculative storytelling."--Publishers Weekly The Dreaming Void "A real spellbinder from a master storyteller. dozens of scenarios, a surprisingly well-delineated cast of thousands, plotting enough to delight the most Machiavellian of readers."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"--
  • "A clash of cultures in the Void pits humanity against a shape-changing alien species, and sees if two warring races can ever cooperate enough to free themselves from their mutual prison"--
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Hamilton, Peter F
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Commonwealth: chronicle of the Fallers
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  • Shapeshifting
  • Imaginary wars and battles
  • FICTION / Science Fiction / Space Opera
  • FICTION / Action & Adventure
  • FICTION / Thrillers
Label
The abyss beyond dreams : a novel of the Commonwealth, Peter F. Hamilton
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
BK0014418021
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
614 pages
Isbn
9780345547194
Lccn
2014031424
Label
The abyss beyond dreams : a novel of the Commonwealth, Peter F. Hamilton
Publication
Control code
BK0014418021
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
614 pages
Isbn
9780345547194
Lccn
2014031424

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