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The dreaming void
Peter F. Hamilton
Adult Fiction HAMILTO

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From Publishers' Weekly:

In the tradition of grand-scale SF sagas that explore the potential of human evolution, this densely plotted and intensely thought-provoking opener for Hamilton's Void trilogy takes place roughly 1,000 years after the events of 2006's Judas Unchained. Humankind in the 34th century has effectively conquered mortality, but many humans are still searching for existential transcendence, and a growing number believe the answer can be found inside the Void at the galactic center. Once thought to be an enormous black hole, the Void, which supposedly contains an entire micro-universe inside an impenetrable event horizon, slowly devours stars to sustain itself. If left unchecked, it will eventually consume the entire galaxy. When the technologically augmented telepath Inigo begins experiencing revelatory dreams, his shared visions ignite a mass pilgrimage to the Void, which some believe will trigger the apocalypse. Readers can expect big ideas and big story lines as well as big cliffhangers at the novel's conclusion. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

In the middle of the 36th century, the research facility Centurion Station sits atop the ruins of previously unknown civilizations. Here, scientists monitor the dark area of space known as the Void, thought once to be a seeding ground for new life but now no longer active-until the dreams begin, depicting a strange new reality. The author of the "Night's Dawn" trilogy as well as Pandora's Star and other far-future novels begins a new trilogy set in his alternate universe. A trio-including a woman whose planet may soon be destroyed, a telepathic young man, and a genetically engineered detective-finds themselves as the focal point of events. Hamilton's stories are always broad in scope and panoramic in detail. Fans of the author and of sf epics will enjoy this series opener. For most libraries. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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main characters Inigo
Male
Telepath
Has dreams of the void, a massive black hole; his visions spawn a new religion called The Living Dream".
Astrophysicist

Ethan
Male
Leader of the "Living Dream" movement; secretly planning to launch a fleet of ships on a pilgrimage to the Void.
Religious leader

Aaron
Male
Mission is to stop the pilgrimage to the Void; searching for Inigo who has gone missing.

Edeard
Boy
Orphan
Lives in the Void.

Araminta
Female
Divorced
Trying to start a property-development business.
Businesswoman



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