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A Night Without Stars : A Novel of the Commonwealth
by Peter F. Hamilton


Overview - Bestselling author Peter F. Hamilton returns to his acclaimed Commonwealth series in this thrilling follow-up to The Abyss Beyond Dreams . Featuring Hamilton s trademark blend of intricate plotting, riveting suspense, high-concept science, and vivid characters, A Night Without Stars brings the story to a fully satisfying finish.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Bestselling author Peter F. Hamilton returns to his acclaimed Commonwealth series in this thrilling follow-up to The Abyss Beyond Dreams. Featuring Hamilton s trademark blend of intricate plotting, riveting suspense, high-concept science, and vivid characters, A Night Without Stars brings the story to a fully satisfying finish.
After centuries trapped inside the Void, the planet Bienvenido along with its inhabitants, both human and Faller has been expelled into normal space. But the survivors are millions of light-years from the Commonwealth, which knows nothing of their existence. As the two races plunge into mortal conflict for sole possession of the planet, the humans seem destined to lose despite the assistance of the mysterious Warrior Angel, who possesses forbidden Commonwealth technology.
With the Fallers numbers growing, and their ability to mimic humans allowing them to infiltrate all levels of society, it s only a matter of time before they surge to victory. Then, on a routine space flight, Major Ry Evine inadvertently frees a captive vessel that crash-lands on Bienvenido carrying the last, best hope for human survival: a baby. But a far from ordinary one.
The child not only ages at a remarkable rate but demonstrates knowledge and abilities far beyond those of Bienvenido s humans. Hunted by Fallers and humans alike, she is a crucial link to humanity s lost past and a glorious future already almost out of reach.
Praise for A Night Without Stars
Roars relentlessly along in utterly mesmerizing style, with edge-of-the-seat plotting, thrilling action, and knife-edge tension that will leave readers gasping. An atomic blast of a yarn. Hamilton in peak form and absolutely not to be missed. Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
An] interstellar adventure with espionage, old-style space exploration, and the story of a fugitive who carries the hope of salvation. Publishers Weekly
An action-packed page-turner . . . It s a joy to witness such a master of science fiction at work. Science Fiction and Fantasy World
Praise for Peter F. Hamilton s The Abyss Beyond Dreams
Incredibly robust and exciting and rousing, sharing flavors of Jack Vance, John Wright, China Mieville, Orson Scott Card, and A. E. van Vogt . . . Hamilton s deployment of lots of grand super-science is utterly deft and convincing. Locus
Engrossing . . . The characters, always Hamilton s strength, remain as distinctive as ever. Kirkus Reviews
Everything one wants in sf great characters, mind bending stuff, adventure, politics, romance, revolution . . . just superb. Fantasy Book Critic
The work of an author at the top of his game. Science Fiction and Fantasy World"

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780345547224
  • ISBN-10: 0345547225
  • Publisher: Del Rey Books
  • Publish Date: September 2016
  • Page Count: 720

Series: Commonwealth: Chronicle of the Fallers #1

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Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-08-22
  • Reviewer: Staff

Hamilton delivers on all the expectations set by The Abyss Beyond Dreams in this continued exploration of his far-future Commonwealth setting. The planet of Bienvenido and its lost colonists remains stranded far from the Commonwealth. Continuing the efforts to save it will be difficult, because it has been cast out of the Void and devoured by Uracus, a kind of holding cell for defiant civilizations. Without hope of rescue, Bienvenido’s culture descends into oppression and endless war against the invading Fallers. From within, Peter Chaing combats the Fallers and the perceived threat of a group of humans. From the outside, a set of space castaways are still trying to find Bienvenido and help the colony as only the Commonwealth can. Hamilton packs his interstellar adventure with espionage, old-style space exploration, and the story of a fugitive who carries the hope of salvation for all of Bienvenido. The action overwhelms character development, but pacing and exciting concepts keep the momentum fast and tensions high until a satisfying resolution. Agent: Anthony Gardner, Gardner Literary (U.K.). (Oct.)

 
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