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"Humanity's complex relationship with technology spirals out of control in this first book of an all-new trilogy from "the owner of the most powerful imagination in science fiction" (Ken Follett). In 2204, humanity is expanding into the wider galaxy in leaps and bounds. Cutting-edge technology of linked jump gates has rendered most forms of transportation--including starships--virtually obsolete. Every place on earth, every distant planet humankind has settled, is now merely a step away from any other. And all seems wonderful--until a crashed alien spaceship of unknown origin is found on a newly-located world eighty-nine light years from Earth, carrying a cargo as strange as it is horrifying. To assess the potential of the threat a high-powered team is dispatched to investigate. But one of them may not be all they seem ... Bursting with tension and big ideas, this standalone series highlights the inventiveness of an author at the top of his game, as the interweaving story lines tell us not only how humanity arrived at this moment, but also the far-future consequences that spin off from it"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Del Rey, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, [2018]
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780399178764
Characteristics: 565 pages ; 25 cm


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Nov 03, 2019

Peter Hamilton is the best SF writer in the world, just ahead of Cixin Liu. ALL of his space opera series are fabulous, and this one didn't disappoint. It is a complex first novel in a trilogy that takes the entire book to understand, a process of detective discovery that incorporates 3 timelines and an alien-as-human mystery with unknown motives. The second book in the series (Salvation Lost) is now out (late 2019).

Aug 04, 2019

Outstanding SF book, hard SF.
I don't know if I'd rate it as high as "The Three-Body Problem" by Lui Cixin...I'd need to see how it ends but this first book was GREAT!
Highly recommended.


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