The Dreaming Void (Commonwealth: The Void Trilogy)
Peter F. Hamilton
Reviewers exhaust superlatives in terms of the technological know-how fiction of Peter F. Hamilton. His advanced and interesting novels, which span hundreds of thousands of years–and light-years–are as intellectually stimulating as they're emotionally satisfying. Now, with The Dreaming Void, the 1st quantity in a trilogy set within the related far-future as his acclaimed Commonwealth saga, Hamilton has created one other formidable and gripping area epic.
The 12 months is 3589, fifteen hundred years after Commonwealth forces slightly staved off human extinction in a battle opposed to the alien best. Now an excellent higher probability has surfaced: a probability to the life of the universe itself.
At the very center of the galaxy is the Void, a self-contained microuniverse that can't be breached, can't be destroyed, and can't be stopped because it gradually expands in all instructions, eating every thing in its direction: planets, stars, civilizations. The Void has existed for untold hundreds of thousands of years. Even the oldest and so much technologically complex of the galaxy’s sentient races, the Raiel, don't know its foundation, its makers, or its purpose.
yet then Inigo, an astrophysicist learning the Void, starts dreaming of humans who dwell inside of it. Inigo’s desires display an international within which ideas turn into activities and desires turn into truth. contained in the Void, Inigo sees paradise. thank you to the gaiafield, a neural entanglement stressed into so much people, Inigo’s desires are shared by means of 1000's of millions–and a faith, the residing Dream, is born, with Inigo as its prophet. yet then he vanishes.
all at once there's a new wave of desires. desires broadcast by way of an unknown moment Dreamer function the foundation for a huge Pilgrimage into the Void. yet there's a likelihood that via trying to input the Void, the pilgrims will set off a catastrophic growth, an sped up devourment part that would swallow up hundreds of thousands of worlds.
And hence starts off a determined race to discover Inigo and the mysterious moment Dreamer. a few search to avoid the Pilgrimage; others to pace its progress–while in the Void, a perfect entity has became its gaze, for the 1st time, outward. . . .
From the Hardcover edition.
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