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by Peter F. Hamilton

Genre: Science Fiction, General Science Fiction

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The first of Hamilton's new trilogy is a gripping planetary epic. Set in the same universe as his Commonwealth series, it has meticulous worldbuilding. The plot is complex, and there's plenty of action and political intrigue, but the emphasis is on the characters, both human and alien. The story has a satisfying ending but leaves enough questions to whet your appetite for more.

The void, a black hole at the center of the universe, was actually constructed by aliens billions of years ago. Inigo claims to have visions of
a perfect life within the void, and he shares them with billions of avid believers who want to make a pilgrimage there. Many oppose this, claiming it will cause the void to expand, and Aaron, an assassin with no memory,
is dispatched to stop it. Meanwhile Edeard, a young man living inside
the void, challenges the corruption
at its core. (DEL REY, Apr., 640 pp., $27.00)

Reviewed By: Gail Pruszkowski

Publisher: Del Rey

Published: April 2008

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