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Score: 9.6/10  [2 reviews]
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ProdID: 262 - Night's Dawn : 1 : The Reality Dysfunction
Written by Peter F. Hamilton

Night's Dawn : 1 : The Reality Dysfunction
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A nightmare with no end...?

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.

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adamist   afterlife   alien   bioengineering   confederation saga   edenist   nanoengineering   peter f hamilton
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Review by: black-kat (Dave)
Dated: 14th of December, 2004

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This Review: 9.8/10
Value for Money:
Score 10 out of 10
Level of Realism:
Score 9 out of 10
Rereadability:
Score 10 out of 10
Lose Track of Time:
Score 10 out of 10

My god what an awesome book. I had sooooo much trouble putting this one down, and the ideas he hasfor genetic engineering is just incredible, I want an affinity bond, especially with a voidhawk (If this has you wondering you just have to read the book).

The only gripe I have (and it's a small one) is that the enemy in this stretches my immagination just a fraction too far.

Otherwise an incredible book and I can't wait to read the rest.

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Review by: tucker (Karl)
Dated: 10th of June, 2004

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This Review: 9.5/10
Value for Money:
Score 9 out of 10
Level of Realism:
Score 9 out of 10
Rereadability:
Score 10 out of 10
Lose Track of Time:
Score 10 out of 10

Simply stunning. A vision of the future in which mankind has made astounding advances, and yet still finds out more terrifying secrets of the universe. Without the proper knowledge to combat the effects, and still lacking the maturity to understand these events, mankind may be on the brink of destruction.

I found this one to be an interesting twist on the nature of ghosts, reincarnation and the true nature of the afterlife. It offered a psuedo-scientific theory as to the 'real' nature of reality that gives both raises my interest, and give me a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach... frankly, if this IS what awaits us, I have found a reason to fear mortal death.

After a chance encounter with Peter's 'A Second Chance at Eden' I have been an avid fan of his work. It's a blend of dark future, post-war era, mega-corps run by the digitised minds of the dead, where the byte is king.

Overall: Cyberpunk at it's very best. Easily on par with Gibson at his best.

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