The Reality Dysfunction (Google eBook)

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Orbit, Oct 8, 2008 - Fiction - 1120 pages
904 Reviews
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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Amazing story telling. - Goodreads
The pacing here is frustrating. - Goodreads
The premise of this book was GREAT. - Goodreads
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Peter F Hamilton writes nice prose. - Goodreads
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Review: The Reality Dysfunction (Night's Dawn #1)

User Review  - William - Goodreads

Mr Hamilton, you were my favourite scifi author. Great North Road remains one of the best scifi novels I have ever read. But you've lost me as a reader. Child rape and murder isn't cool and I could ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Craig - Goodreads

I loved The Reality Dysfunction. My first experience with Peter F Hamilton was with The Great North Road, which I also loved and that spurred me on to reading more of his stuff, which I had been ... Read full review


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About the author (2008)

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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