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The Abyss Beyond Dreams

(2014)
(The first book in the Commonwealth: Chronicle of the Fallers series)
A novel by

 
 
Bestselling science fiction master Peter F. Hamilton delivers the first of a two-book saga set in his popular Commonwealth universe. Distinguished by deft plotting, a teeming cast of characters, dazzling scientific speculation, and imagination that brings the truly alien to life, The Abyss Beyond Dreams reveals Hamilton as a storyteller of astonishing ingenuity and power.

The year is 3326. Nigel Sheldon, one of the founders of the Commonwealth, receives a visit from the Raiel - self-appointed guardians of the Void, the enigmatic construct at the core of the galaxy that threatens the existence of all that lives. The Raiel convince Nigel to participate in a desperate scheme to infiltrate the Void.

Once inside, Nigel discovers that humans are not the only life-forms to have been sucked into the Void, where the laws of physics are subtly different and mental powers indistinguishable from magic are commonplace. The humans trapped there are afflicted by an alien species of biological mimics - the Fallers - that are intelligent but merciless killers.

Yet these same aliens may hold the key to destroying the threat of the Void forever - if Nigel can uncover their secrets. As the Fallers' relentless attacks continue, and the fragile human society splinters into civil war, Nigel must uncover the secrets of the Fallers - before he is killed by the very people he has come to save.

Praise for The Abyss Beyond Dreams

"The work of an author at the top of his game." - Science Fiction and Fantasy World

"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

"Solidy engrossing fare . . . 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

"Hamilton does a particular kind of planetary politics and space opera very well, and this is a perfect example of it. . . . [The Abyss Beyond Dreams is] a satisfying and well-oiled story, with potential for more epic adventure to come." - Booklist

"Hugely enjoyable . . . Hamilton is so good at handling big plots, at maintaining forward momentum even as he throws in an unexpected twist - and there's at least one doozy of a didn't-see-that-coming moment here." - SFX

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Hardback Editions

October 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Abyss Beyond Dreams (Chronicle of the Fallers)
Author(s): Peter F Hamilton
ISBN: 1-4472-8389-9 / 978-1-4472-8389-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
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October 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Abyss Beyond Dreams: A Novel of the Commonwealth (Commonwealth: Chronicle of the Fallers)
Author(s): Peter F Hamilton
ISBN: 0-345-54719-5 / 978-0-345-54719-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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October 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Abyss Beyond Dreams (Chronicle of the Fallers)
Author(s): Peter F Hamilton
ISBN: 0-230-76946-2 / 978-0-230-76946-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Paperback Editions

September 2015 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Abyss Beyond Dreams: A Novel of the Commonwealth (Commonwealth: Chronicle of the Fallers)
Author(s): Peter F Hamilton
ISBN: 0-345-54721-7 / 978-0-345-54721-7 (USA edition)
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Title: The Abyss Beyond Dreams (Chronicle of the Fallers)
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ISBN: 1-4472-9097-6 / 978-1-4472-9097-1 (UK edition)
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August 2015 : UK Paperback

Title: The Abyss Beyond Dreams (Chronicle of the Fallers)
Author(s): Peter F Hamilton
ISBN: 1-4472-3274-7 / 978-1-4472-3274-2 (UK edition)
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August 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Abyss Beyond Dreams (Chronicle of the Fallers)
Author(s): Peter F Hamilton
ISBN: 1-4472-9103-4 / 978-1-4472-9103-9 (UK edition)
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August 2015 : UK Paperback

Title: Abyss Beyond Dreams 1
Author(s): Peterf Hamilton
ISBN: 1-4472-8898-X / 978-1-4472-8898-5 (UK edition)
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October 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Abyss Beyond Dreams: 1 (Chronicle of the Fallers)
Author(s): Peter F Hamilton
ISBN: 1-4472-3592-4 / 978-1-4472-3592-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Audio Editions

October 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Abyss Beyond Dreams
Author(s): Peter F Hamilton
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
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October 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Abyss Beyond Dreams
Author(s): Peter F Hamilton
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Abyss Beyond Dreams (Chronicle of the Fallers)
Author(s): Peter F Hamilton
ISBN: 1-4945-0532-0 / 978-1-4945-0532-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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October 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Abyss Beyond Dreams (Chronicle of the Fallers)
Author(s): Peter F Hamilton
ISBN: 1-4945-3532-7 / 978-1-4945-3532-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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October 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Abyss Beyond Dreams (Chronicle of the Fallers)
Author(s): Peter F Hamilton
ISBN: 1-4945-5532-8 / 978-1-4945-5532-0 (USA edition)
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October 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Abyss Beyond Dreams: Chronicle of the Fallers, Book 1
Author(s): Peter F Hamilton
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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Kindle Editions

October 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Abyss Beyond Dreams: A Novel of the Commonwealth (Commonwealth: Chronicle of the Fallers Book 1)
Author(s): Peter F Hamilton
Publisher: Del Rey
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October 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Abyss Beyond Dreams (Chronicle of the Fallers Book 1)
Author(s): Peter F Hamilton
Publisher: Tor
Availability: Amazon UK