The Dreaming Void

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The Dreaming Void
Author Peter F. Hamilton
Cover artist Jim Burns
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series The Void Trilogy
Genre Science fiction novel
Publisher PanMacmillan
Publication date
8 March 2007
Media type Print, E-book
Pages 656 pp (Hardcover) [1]
ISBN ISBN 978-1-4050-8880-0 (Hardcover)
OCLC 85898119
Preceded by The Commonwealth Saga
Followed by The Temporal Void

The Dreaming Void is a science fiction novel by British writer Peter F. Hamilton, the first in his Void Trilogy.

Plot summary[edit]

At the centre of the Milky Way galaxy, an object called the Void resembles a massive black hole. The Void is not a natural system. Inside there is a strange universe where the laws of physics are very different from those we know. It is slowly consuming the other stars of the galactic core - one day it will have devoured the entire galaxy.

In AD 3589 a human has started to dream of the wonderful existence inside the Void. He has a following of millions of believers. They now wish to make a pilgrimage to the Void to live the life they have been shown. Other star-faring species fear their migration will cause the Void to expand again. They are prepared to stop the pilgrimage fleet no matter what the cost.


  • Inigo, the First Dreamer and founder of Living Dream
  • Catherine Stewart (The Cat), Convict, former Navy Trooper, founder of Knights Guardian movement on Far Away, working for the Accelerator faction
  • Paula Myo, Chief Investigator for the Commonwealth
  • Gore Burnelli, Head of the Burnelli Grand Family and ANA:Governance and leader of the Conservative faction within ANA.
  • Justine Burnelli, Earth socialite and a Commonwealth Senator and daughter of Gore
  • Kasimir Burnelli, Grand Admiral of Commonwealth Navy and son of Justine
  • Ilanthe, leader of the Accelerator Faction
  • The High Angel, a sentient alien starship
  • Edeard, the main subject of Inigo's dreams and known as the Waterwalker
  • Marius, an agent of the Accelerator faction within ANA
  • The Delivery Man, an agent of the Conservative faction
  • "Aaron", an agent of the Conservative faction, searching for Inigo
  • Araminta, a young divorcee on the planet Viotia
  • Troblum, physicist and collector of artifacts from the "Starflyer War", initially working for Accelerator faction
  • Oscar Monroe, former Navy officer and hero of the "Starflyer War", recruited to assist Paula Myo.
  • Ozzie Isaacs, creator of the wormhole technology and gaiafield technology, among others. Mentioned, but not yet met in the first 2 books.


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