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The Dreaming Void By Peter F. Hamilton The Dreaming Void The year is fifteen hundred years after Commonwealth forces barely staved off human extinction in a war against the alien Prime Now an even greater danger has surfaced a threat to the existence

  • Title: The Dreaming Void
  • Author: Peter F. Hamilton
  • ISBN: 9780345496539
  • Page: 254
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Dreaming Void By Peter F. Hamilton The year is 3589, fifteen hundred years after Commonwealth forces barely staved off human extinction in a war against the alien Prime Now an even greater danger has surfaced a threat to the existence of the universe itself.At the very heart of the galaxy is the Void, a self contained microuniverse that cannot be breached, cannot be destroyed, and cannot be stopped as itThe year is 3589, fifteen hundred years after Commonwealth forces barely staved off human extinction in a war against the alien Prime Now an even greater danger has surfaced a threat to the existence of the universe itself.At the very heart of the galaxy is the Void, a self contained microuniverse that cannot be breached, cannot be destroyed, and cannot be stopped as it steadily expands in all directions, consuming everything in its path planets, stars, civilizations The Void has existed for untold millions of years Even the oldest and most technologically advanced of the galaxy s sentient races, the Raiel, do not know its origin, its makers, or its purpose.But then Inigo, an astrophysicist studying the Void, begins dreaming of human beings who live within it Inigo s dreams reveal a world in which thoughts become actions and dreams become reality Inside the Void, Inigo sees paradise Thanks to the gaiafield, a neural entanglement wired into most humans, Inigo s dreams are shared by hundreds of millions and a religion, the Living Dream, is born, with Inigo as its prophet But then he vanishes.Suddenly there is a new wave of dreams Dreams broadcast by an unknown Second Dreamer serve as the inspiration for a massive Pilgrimage into the Void But there is a chance that by attempting to enter the Void, the pilgrims will trigger a catastrophic expansion, an accelerated devourment phase that will swallow up thousan
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    1. Apatt on said:

      The last time I read a book by Peter F Hamilton was around mid April 2014, as I write it is the 2nd of April 2015, almost a year in between The book wasThe Naked God, 1268 pages of eye watering mayhem What that useless factoid means is that his books are so damn long that after I finish a series by him I tend to feel the need to take a year s break What it also indicates is that after a while I always come back for of his long winded adventures Having said that The Dreaming Void is a mere 607 p [...]

    2. David Sven on said:

      Too many characters, too many factions and factions within factions, mind boggling technology, and what else is one to expect from Peter F Hamilton Well, maybe we should add in some very cool action sequences with bionic weaponry blasting everything to slag, some returning characters from the Commonwealth Saga like Paula Myo, Gore and Justine Buirnelli, Sheldon, Oscar Monroe Yes, we are back in the same Universe some thousand years after the Starflyer war, and just when I thought I had a handle [...]

    3. Gary on said:

      This book starts with a great plot and moves along nicely until around the halfway mark The trilogy, of which this book is the first, is actually a continuation of the story begun in Pandora s Star and Judas Unchained This time the mystery sealed in space is hinted at by the dreams of two people A large religious group has decided to set forth in a mass journey to the sealed area of space, but any penetration of it has, in the past, caused the Void to begin to destroy everything around itself Th [...]

    4. Joshua on said:

      This book and indeed, the entire series is trite fluff, and it contains almost no interesting ideas that weren t directly borrowed from much better books The author s prose is both verbose and insipid, though he does setup some amusing situations The principal distinctive characteristic of the author for this series is his profound laziness with respect to his story development Many pages are used to describe characters, who then act contrary to their development when convenient to advance the s [...]

    5. David on said:

      The Dreaming Void is the start of a new trilogy that takes place in the same universe as Pandora s Star and Judas Unchained, but thousands of years later Like those books, it s a huge, epic space opera full of powerful aliens, amazing tech, and galaxy threatening perils, and like those books, I found it packed with Big Ideas and should have been intriguing characters that never really thrilled me.Given my similarly lukewarm feelings about Iain Banks, Alastair Reynolds, and Charles Stross, I am s [...]

    6. F.R. on said:

      I must have been a teenager the last time I read proper science fiction you know, the stuff with spaceships and shit I have no idea what stopped me reading science fiction then I remain to this day deeply in touch with my childhood Doctor Who fan and no real clue why I got it into my head to start reading it now All I know is that Peter Hamilton seems a big name in British science fiction these days and so I thought I d give him a whirl.If I m honest this isn t the easiest book to write review o [...]

    7. Rob on said:

      Executive Summary A decent story in Mr Hamilton s Commonwealth universe, but not as satisfying as the original Duology.Audio book I really enjoy John Lee s reading voice It seems to fit well with the universe He doesn t really stick out to me as someone who does a lot of voices and accents for the characters, but at the same time I wouldn t want anyone else to read this series.Full ReviewI really enjoyed Pandora s Star and Judas Unchained when I listened to them last year I was happy to discover [...]

    8. Sandi on said:

      I m so glad I stuck with Peter F Hamilton I think he s now one of my favorite SF authors And, in this audiobook, John Lee has redeemed himself as a narrator I was totally annoyed by his narration of Pandora s Star, but was totally engrossed in his narration of The Dreaming Void In fact, I downloaded The Temporal Void from Audible while I was listening to the last half hour of this book.I m not going to bother telling what this book was about because the synopsis sums it up pretty well What I rea [...]

    9. Nico on said:

      The story takes place 1.000 years after the Commonwealth saga We see a few new faces, but also characters from the first two books The same things I loved about the first series by Peter F Hamilton continues in this series A super detailed and rich world, even though it s the same universe a lot has changed in 1k years The plot builds up slowly, but I think you can expect this from Hamilton novels and I guess the whole scope of the story is much bigger than started in the first volume So I immed [...]

    10. Elliott Walsh on said:

      Actually, I m only WITHIN STRIKING DISTANCE of finishing this interesting book, which was a gift from one of my daughters than a year ago While worthy and as I said interesting in many ways, it was not for me a compelling read Hamilton is gifted but seems to write without any discipline with regard to outlining his story arcs in advance of writing, or if he DOES so, it is not set out for the reader in any clearly discernible way.His gifts and strengths do lie in his imagination, and the scope o [...]

    11. Guillermo on said:

      I didn t think I would enjoy this book It had 2 strikes going against it before I even read a single page I came away from the Commonwealth Saga less than impressed It was ok, it certainly wasn t bad or anything, but it wasn t my cup of green tea It sounded great on paper, but I thought it was poorly executed at critical times and felt very bloated Upon reading the description on the book jacket At the very heart of th galaxy is the Void, a self contained microuniverse that cannot be breached, s [...]

    12. Mark on said:

      Peter s new book, the first of the proposed Void Trilogy, is set around the year 3580, 1500 years into the future of the events of Pandora s Star Judas Unchained The Intersolar Commonwealth, seen in its early stages in Pandora s Star Judas Unchained, has evolved and has expanded into a fairly stable state over a thousand galaxies After the events of the previous two books, there is, after a fair degree of rebuilding, a stable space fleet once The InterSolar dynasties of Sheldon and Halgarth hav [...]

    13. Erik on said:

      A massive space opera, with a galaxy full of alien species, FTL drives, stealth space ships, a big mystery at the center of the galaxy the Void , and PoVs than you can shake a stick at.So A nice space adventure in the truly operatic tradition Sadly, it didn t quite scratch my style itch.The prose style is very straightforward There s a fair amount of description, but for the most part, the writing exists simply to ferry us along from place to place, conversation to conversation There s no sharp [...]

    14. Christopher on said:

      The Dreaming Void is a book told on an epic scale with events being portrayed on a grand large canvas that literally crosses eons of time DThe story itself is stretched across space and this space is given it own history with long terms studies of the void in the middle of the galaxy having taken place over an extended period of time and that same time this is set against the backdrop of events that are taking place within the galaxy DAt the same time in order to confound things a separate story [...]

    15. Fred Hughes on said:

      Peter F Hamilton s first book in the Void Trilogy.Within these pages there is excitement and adventure, conflict and compassion and an introduction to the main characters who will be guiding us through the Void trilogy.The Void is at the centre of the universe, or rather what was at the centre many millennia ago.It was expanding and devouring all the solar systems in it s way and then stopped Mankind did visit it once and never returned but did trigger another expansion.Now there is talk of a pi [...]

    16. David on said:

      This is the first novel of a trilogy by Peter Hamilton it is science fiction, interspersed with dreams that are fantasy The science fiction follows along similar lines to Hamilton s Commonwealth Saga some of the same characters return, but they are a thousand years older Neither the science fiction plot lines nor the fantasy contained much in the way of interesting new ideas And while I generally enjoy science fiction than fantasy, here I enjoyed the fantasy episodes quite a bit The characters [...]

    17. Metaphorosis on said:

      Generally, I re read all previous books in a series when I buy the next book This means I ve read The Dreaming Void three times I like it as much now as I did the first time, but I find it just as complex.The Dreaming Void takes place millennia after two other books Pandora s Star, Judas Unchained that I have not read That backstory gives the book depth, but also sometimes leaves the reader keenly aware that he is not part of the inner circle There s nothing technically wrong with Hamilton s his [...]

    18. thefourthvine on said:

      This book starts with a 1,500 year timeline of events leading up to the start of the story The first third of it is character introduction, each character getting a chapter or part of one It finishes with no resolution of any of the storylines it s not a book so much as the first third of a very long book of complex political SF You re either the kind of person that summary appealed to or you aren t.If you aren t, lucky you This is the genre I wish I could quit it s the SF epic, a very close cou [...]

    19. Xavi on said:

      Hamilton es un autor que me encanta Tiene una imaginaci n desbordante y el universo de la Federaci n es un escenario perfecto donde situar una novela de space opera de las que a mi me gustan Pero esta primera novela de la trilog a tiene un defecto importante a mi manera de ver Sin spoilers hay dos l neas narrativas lo que est sucediendo en el a o 3589 en los diferentes mundos de la Federaci n con tramas geniales y personajes ya conocidos de su obra anterior, lo que ha provocado que a mi me inter [...]

    20. Scott on said:

      Maybe I would have appreciated this if I d read the earlier books set in this universe this is the first of a trilogy, so I didn t realize there were others It wasn t exactly boring, but it didn t call to me either The chapters are very long and every other one is a dream sequence really a separate linear storyline that doesn t seem to have anything to do with the main story until the last couple pages Much of the technology depicted is so far advanced that it verges on unbelievable, even for 1 [...]

    21. Sarah on said:

      I finished re reading listening to the audiobook version on January 5, 2015 4.5 starsThe Void Trilogy is an amazing effort made by one of the master s of science fiction While I do think that readers may appreciate this series if they read Pandora s Star and Judas Unchained first, it s not absolutely necessary as I have proved It is impossible not to enjoy a series this sprawling, complex, tightly woven and incredibly written Though some readers might not feel that this is Hamilton s best effor [...]

    22. Robert on said:

      The Dreaming Void is much in the vein of Hamilton s post Greg Mandel work that is a door stop sized tome of space opera The technical approach is also the same as the Night s Dawn Trilogy and the Commonwealth Saga a large set of characters are introduced with very little apparent connection between them at the outset but as events proceed, those connections become apparent THIS REVIEW HAS BEEN CURTAILED IN PROTEST AT CENSORSHIP POLICYSee the complete review here arbieroooklikes post 33

    23. Clarice on said:

      Disappointing Not as compelling as the previous Commonwealth Saga duo Pandora s Star and Judas Unchained Even though my favorite character, Paula Myo returns, she isn t quite the same after her last re life The thread involving Araminta just seems to be an excuse to include a LOT of unnecessary and uninteresting group sex into the novel Also, I found the the concept of multiple humans to be quite lame I thought the Water Walker plot thread was interesting than the rest, but even that couldn t c [...]

    24. Claudia on said:

      Brilliant as the others And despite the fact that the events are taking place than one thousand years after the ones in Pandora s star, it will be hard to understand the complexity of this universe if you skip the first series So, if you plan to read it, read Commonwealth Saga first.

    25. Gloin on said:

      Qu decir El proverbio reza que en la variedad est el gusto para m no ha sido as en este caso, aunque supongo que a mucha gente le gustar , obviamente Qu no me ha convencido Demasiados personajes y demasiado poco definidos Y demasiados artefactos, tecnolog as, complotes, subtramas demasiados, simplemente Si a eso a adimos que hay que leerse y tener frescos La estrella de Pandora y Judas Desencadenado, que dorm an en mi memoria desde hac a ya buf Ni me acuerdo Eso s , enfrentarse a casi cuatro mil [...]

    26. Ed on said:

      This was a holiday read that I only picked up because I fancied a chunky SF epic and this was the only one on my parents bookshelf Having been mildly diverted by the Night s Dawn trilogy around a decade ago, I was curious to see how Hamilton justified his tag as Britain s Number One Science Fiction Author Not very well as it turns out.This was a largely risible effort, confirming the often levelled accusation that far from being the genre of ideas, SF, at least in its mainstream space opera form [...]

    27. Paul Weimer on said:

      The 36th century is a good time to be a human No, really Wormhole technology and rapid technological advancement has made humans a pretty big player on the galactic stage Sure, there are post singularity beings floating about here and there, and a few species which do things that we humans don t understand, and some pugnacious species as well Still, its been 1200 years since a threat capable of taking on the whole of the human race has emerged But when a retired and missing dream fueled religiou [...]

    28. Chuckell on said:

      There s a certain kind of science fiction that s pretty much indistinguishable from straight up mages and maidens goofy fantasy Up until now, Peter F Hamilton s books generally seemed to advertise themselves as nice, solid hard sci fi, especially the recent two book Commonwealth Saga, in which the human race, having reached the stars via wormholes, finds itself in a desperate battle with the plausible, implacably inimical alien Prime I devoured Pandora s Star and found myself checking the sci fi [...]

    29. Brett on said:

      As is his reputation, Hamilton creates a huge universe, with lots of different viewpoints and characters This is my first Hamilton novel, and I m afraid what I have heard seems to be accurate The Dreaming Void suffers from an absolutely glacial pace, full of long descriptions with little to no bearing on the story.Characters are pretty thin Science fiction ideas are decent, but nothing particularly original or particularly well done The most interesting storyline is of the young boy with unimagi [...]

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