The Dreaming Void
|Author||Peter F. Hamilton|
|Cover artist||Jim Burns|
|Series||The Void Trilogy|
|Genre||Science fiction novel|
|8 March 2007|
|Media type||Print, E-book|
|Pages||656 pp (Hardcover) |
|ISBN||ISBN 978-1-4050-8880-0 (Hardcover)|
|Preceded by||The Commonwealth Saga|
|Followed by||The Temporal Void|
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.
- The official Peter F. Hamilton website: www.peterfhamilton.co.uk
- The official publishers information page at PanMacmillan.com
- Review of The Dreaming Void at SFFWorld.com