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Humanity is at risk of being taken over by the minds of those long dead, arriving in our universe by means that seem impossible to stop. More and more of the dead are stealing the bodies of those still living, grouping together into powerful consortiums led by leaders from history. Opposing this development is an increasingly desperate Confederation Navy.

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"If any book deserves a recommendation 'Do not miss,' it is this." Critical Wave

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"An epic in the traditional sense of the word — big, brash, sweeping, hyperbolic, exuberant, thunderously enjoyable." Interzone

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"This series is taking on one of SF's (and maybe all of literature's) primal jobs: the creation of a world with the scale and complexity of the real one." Locus

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"This is an intergalactic adventure story laced with ironies, insights and held together by a transcending central plot: absolutely vintage science fiction. Hamilton puts British sci-fi back into interstellar overdrive." The Times (London)

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Space is not the only void...

In AD 2600 the human race is finally beginning to realize its full potential. Hundreds of colonized planets scattered across the galaxy host a multitude of prosperous and wildly diverse cultures. Genetic engineering has pushed evolution far beyond nature's boundaries, defeating disease and producing extraordinary spaceborn creatures. Huge fleets of sentient trader starships thrive on the wealth created by the industrialization of entire star systems. And throughout inhabited space the Confederation Navy keeps the peace. A true golden age is within our grasp.

But now something has gone catastrophically wrong. On a primitive colony planet a renegade criminal's chance encounter with an utterly alien entity unleashes the most primal of all our fears. An extinct race which inhabited the galaxy aeons ago called it The Reality Dysfunction. It is the nightmare which has prowled beside us since the beginning of history.

The Reality Dysfunction is a modern classic of science fiction, an extraordinary feat of storytelling on a truly epic scale.

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Ann Kanof, January 3, 2013 (view all comments by Ann Kanof)
Even though there were tons of characters in this book, I was able to follow the story even with sometimes a long time between reading sessions.
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James The Lunatic, May 31, 2009 (view all comments by James The Lunatic)
Like all of Peter Hamilton's works, this is an excellent and entertaining tale. The only downside to the "Night's Dawn" trilogy is its length- it is so massive that even though it is technically a trilogy it is generally (when printed in regular paperback format)broken up into six volumes. If you are interested in Peter Hamilton's work but aren't ready for that large of a commitment I recommend "Fallen Dragon". It is also an excellent showcase of Hamilton's work but as a stand alone novel it won't require a month to finish.
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Cazio, May 24, 2009 (view all comments by Cazio)
The Reality Dysfunction is an epic of a scope rarely encountered. For those more familiar with fantasy, it is somewhat like the works of Robert Jordan, but more streamlined and with more characters. By more streamlined, I mean less attention is given to minor details, such as clothing and food. While the technical language starts out a little dense, it clears up as the story advances. The book is definitely science-fiction, but it is just as much about the politics and consequences of actions (on an intergalactic scale).
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316021807
Author:
Hamilton, Peter F.
Publisher:
Orbit
Subject:
Science Fiction - High Tech
Subject:
Science Fiction - Space Opera
Subject:
Science Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Space warfare
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-High Tech
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Series:
Night's Dawn Trilogy
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
1120
Dimensions:
8.50x5.50x2.00 in. 2.10 lbs.

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Product details 1120 pages Orbit - English 9780316021807 Reviews:
"Review" by , "If any book deserves a recommendation 'Do not miss,' it is this."
"Review" by , "An epic in the traditional sense of the word — big, brash, sweeping, hyperbolic, exuberant, thunderously enjoyable."
"Review" by , "This series is taking on one of SF's (and maybe all of literature's) primal jobs: the creation of a world with the scale and complexity of the real one."
"Review" by , "This is an intergalactic adventure story laced with ironies, insights and held together by a transcending central plot: absolutely vintage science fiction. Hamilton puts British sci-fi back into interstellar overdrive." (London)
"Synopsis" by , Space is not the only void...

In AD 2600 the human race is finally beginning to realize its full potential. Hundreds of colonized planets scattered across the galaxy host a multitude of prosperous and wildly diverse cultures. Genetic engineering has pushed evolution far beyond nature's boundaries, defeating disease and producing extraordinary spaceborn creatures. Huge fleets of sentient trader starships thrive on the wealth created by the industrialization of entire star systems. And throughout inhabited space the Confederation Navy keeps the peace. A true golden age is within our grasp.

But now something has gone catastrophically wrong. On a primitive colony planet a renegade criminal's chance encounter with an utterly alien entity unleashes the most primal of all our fears. An extinct race which inhabited the galaxy aeons ago called it The Reality Dysfunction. It is the nightmare which has prowled beside us since the beginning of history.

The Reality Dysfunction is a modern classic of science fiction, an extraordinary feat of storytelling on a truly epic scale.

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