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Pandora's Star (The Commonwealth Saga Book 1) by [Peter F. Hamilton]
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“The depth and clarity of the future Hamilton envisions is as complex and involving as they come.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“The author’s expansive vision of the future combines action and intrigue on a panoramic scale.”—Library Journal

“Astounding . . . Thrilling . . . Hamilton uses technology to excellent effect.”—Science Fiction Age

“Shows how thought-provoking yet entertaining science fiction can be. Some of the best fiction . . . in years.”—Midwest Book Review

“[Hamilton is] taking on one of sf’s (and maybe all of literature’s) primal jobs: the creation of a world with the scale and complexity of the real one.”Locus

“[Hamilton is] a rare talent.”—The Denver Post

From Publishers Weekly

Hamilton's exhilarating new opus proves that "intelligent space opera" isn't an oxymoron. By the 24th century, the vast human Commonwealth has spread from Earth via artificial wormholes. Various benign or seemingly indifferent alien races have been encountered during exploration of new planets, but an astronomer sparks curiosity by announcing that a pair of stars is enclosed by a mysterious energy barrier. [...] The author deftly juggles many characters in multiple plot lines, sometimes slowing down the action briefly, at other times racing forward. Revelations late in the book will have readers scurrying back to earlier pages to reinterpret what they initially thought. Not many SF writers are capable of tackling such a big project so confidently. In this respect, Hamilton (Fallen Dragon) resembles a less cheery but very tech-savvy—and extremely paranoid—Charles Dickens. Given the abrupt cliffhanger of an ending, some may prefer to save this massive installment until the story's conclusion, Judas Unleashed, appears next year. Anyone who begins this one, however, probably won't be able to put it down.
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  • Publication date : March 2, 2004
  • File size : 3719 KB
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 992 pages
  • Publisher : Del Rey; 1st edition (March 2, 2004)
  • Language: : English
  • ASIN : B000FC1AFC
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Page numbers source ISBN : 0345461622
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • Lending : Not Enabled
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