The Abyss Beyond Dreams by Peter F. Hamilton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I love how we're continuing on with SO MANY of the previously great Commonwealth characters again, picking up the same awesomeness we visited in the Void trilogy.
The void is a galaxy eating event that houses an alternate universe that allows the people within it to live VERY fast, generations and generations to our single generation on the outside, but with Psi abilities, depressed technological workings, and... fantastically diverse worlds. :)
The hard-SF universe on the outside, represented by Nigel, infiltrates the Void and what we have is a massive story of subverting the governments, dealing with another alien species set on escaping and/or destroying the Void (like Nigel).
What we wind up getting is a humble beginning with an altruistic wedding, delightful interactions here, ramped up to a full revolution to destabilize the entire freaking population in the Void. :)
Too cool. Massive action, great characters, new reveals... but not that many in comparison to the original Void trilogy. I consider this a great continuation. It's like coming home. :)
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