The Reality Dysfunction (Google eBook)

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Orbit, Oct 8, 2008 - Fiction - 1120 pages
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Space is not the only void...

In AD 2600 the human race is finally beginning to realize its full potential. Hundreds of colonized planets scattered across the galaxy host a multitude of prosperous and wildly diverse cultures. Genetic engineering has pushed evolution far beyond nature's boundaries, defeating disease and producing extraordinary spaceborn creatures. Huge fleets of sentient trader starships thrive on the wealth created by the industrialization of entire star systems. And throughout inhabited space the Confederation Navy keeps the peace. A true golden age is within our grasp.

But now something has gone catastrophically wrong. On a primitive colony planet a renegade criminal's chance encounter with an utterly alien entity unleashes the most primal of all our fears. An extinct race which inhabited the galaxy aeons ago called it "The Reality Dysfunction." It is the nightmare which has prowled beside us since the beginning of history.

THE REALITY DYSFUNCTION is a modern classic of science fiction, an extraordinary feat of storytelling on a truly epic scale.

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The pace varied between good and frantic. - LibraryThing
Some might feel the ending is a bit of a cop-out. - Goodreads
... plus some cool but corny but still cool sex scenes. - Goodreads
The pacing here is frustrating. - Goodreads
Hamilton sure likes his sex scenes. - Goodreads

Review: The Reality Dysfunction (Night's Dawn #1)

User Review  - Dave - Goodreads

Great concept, vivid pictures painted and interesting characters. Very well paced story that keeps you reading just one more page. The author has a bit of a sex obsession, I'm no prude but the scenes ... Read full review

Review: The Reality Dysfunction (Night's Dawn #1)

User Review  - Andrew Chason - Goodreads

Odd that I would rank this so low. Thankfully I have a poor memory because I didn't hold it against the author and LOVED the Commonwealth Saga; this is not that, however. This starts with a vomit of ... Read full review


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Peter F. Hamilton was born in Rutland, England in 1960. He began writing in 1987, and sold his first short story to Fear magazine in 1988. He has also been published in Interzone and the In Dreams and New Worlds anthologies, and several small press publications. His first novel was Mindstar Rising, published in 1993, and he has been steadily productive since then. Peter lives near Rutland Water with his wife and two children.

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