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Night Without Stars

(2016)
(The second book in the Commonwealth: Chronicle of the Fallers series)
A novel by

 
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, ANight 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." - SFFWorld

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." - SFFWorld

Genre: Science Fiction    

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Hardback Editions

September 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Night Without Stars: A Novel of the Commonwealth (Commonwealth: Chronicle of the Fallers)
Author(s): Peter F Hamilton
ISBN: 0-345-54722-5 / 978-0-345-54722-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


1959 : UK Hardback
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Title: Night Without Stars (Chronicle of the Fallers)
Author(s): Peter F Hamilton
ISBN: 0-230-76949-7 / 978-0-230-76949-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


September 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: Night Without Stars (Chronicle of the Fallers)
Author(s): Peter F Hamilton
ISBN: 1-5098-4861-4 / 978-1-5098-4861-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon UK   


Paperback Editions

August 2017 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: A Night Without Stars: A Novel of the Commonwealth (Commonwealth: Chronicle of the Fallers)
Author(s): Peter F Hamilton
ISBN: 0-345-54724-1 / 978-0-345-54724-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


1951 : UK Paperback
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Title: Night Without Stars (Chronicle of the Fallers)
Author(s): Peter F Hamilton
ISBN: 1-4472-3275-5 / 978-1-4472-3275-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Night Without Stars (Chronicle of the Fallers)
Author(s): Peter F Hamilton
ISBN: 1-5098-2039-6 / 978-1-5098-2039-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

September 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Night Without Stars: A Novel of the Commonwealth (Chronicle of the Fallers)
Author(s): Peter F Hamilton
ISBN: 1-4945-0533-9 / 978-1-4945-0533-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Night Without Stars: A Novel of the Commonwealth (Chronicle of the Fallers)
Author(s): Peter F Hamilton
ISBN: 1-4945-5533-6 / 978-1-4945-5533-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Night Without Stars: A Novel of the Commonwealth: Chronicle of the Fallers Series, Book 2
Author(s): Peter F Hamilton
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   


September 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Night Without Stars
Author(s): Peter F Hamilton
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Availability: Amazon   


September 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Night Without Stars: Chronicle of the Fallers, Book 2
Author(s): Peter F Hamilton
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Night Without Stars: A Novel of the Commonwealth (Commonwealth: Chronicle of the Fallers)
Author(s): Peter F Hamilton
Publisher: Del Rey
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


September 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Night Without Stars (Chronicle of the Fallers Book 2)
Author(s): Peter F Hamilton
Publisher: Pan
Availability: Amazon UK   



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