When images of a lost civilisation are 'dreamed' by a self-proclaimed prophet of the age, Nigel Sheldon, inventor of wormhole technology and creator of the Commonwealth society is suspicious. Especially as the dreams seem to be coming from the Void - an area of living space monitored and controlled because of its hugely destructive capabilities. With it being the greatest threat to the known universe, Nigel is determined to find out if human life really does exist beyond its boundaries and if so, what the hell they're doing there.
But when he crash lands on a planet beyond the Void he didn't even know existed he finds so much more than he imagined. Bienvenido, a world populated from the survivors of Commonwealth colony ships which disappeared over three thousand years' ago. Since then they've been fighting an ever-increasingly desperate battle against a space-born predator invading their landscape. The Fallers looks innocuous to begin with and their lure is enticing to any that stray within their path - but they are by far the greatest threat to the continuance of humanity on this planet.
But Nigel soon realises that the Fallers also hold the key to something he'd never hoped to find - the destruction of the Void itself. If only he can survive long enough to work out how to use it . . .
If you like your science fiction in shape of epic, sprawling, interstellar space opera things can't get much better than with new novel by everyone's favourite Peter F. Hamilton . . . Quite simply, The Abyss Beyond Dream is Hamilton's love letter to his readers. It's set in everyone's favourite universe and it has everything you'd expect from Peter F. Hamilton's book - epic scope, engaging story and twists to die for. * Upcoming4.me * Peter Hamilton doesn't just write Space Opera, he defines it . . . Imaginative, intelligent and accessible, The Abyss Beyond Dreams hits all the right notes. * SFBook.com * Quite simply, this is a novel whose world-building and story have been masterfully interwoven with previous Commonwealth novels, as well as one that stands alone in delivering a complex and immersive narrative, and shows a master at the top of his game. It's intelligent and gripping, action-packed and emotional, but most of all it's a shining example of what science fiction has to offer.I can't recommend this novel highly enough. * SFFWorld.com * A satisfying and well-oiled story, with potential for more epic adventure to come. * Booklist * A thoroughly enjoyable and unstoppable work that will leave you craving more. Fans will adore it and whilst it is also quite friendly to new readers, those new to his work should start at the beginning of the Commonwealth series with Misspent Youth and enjoy the entire wild ride. * Starburst * Dramatic and gripping . . . Peter Hamilton's new novel stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the Culture books of Iain Banks and the Kefahuchi Tract saga of M. John Harrison * Locus Magazine * Another stonkingly large and addictive SF thriller from one of the genre's leading exponents. Huge cast, enormous canvas, big ideas - mega in every way. * Daily Mail * The Fallers threaten not only human settlers, but also the very existence of the universe. Hamilton expertly interleaves disparate storylines * Guardian *