Peter F. Hamilton's Night's Dawn trilogy--The Reality Dysfunction
, The Neutronium Alchemist
and now The Naked God
--is ambitious in its galaxy-wide, multiple viewpoint plot, its political and metaphysical subject matter, its sheer 3,000-page scope. The damned have broken out of the afterlife and possessed whole planets; a gallant and untrustworthy space captain is haring off after alien sorts; and for the resurrected Al Capone, the secret masters of Earth and the government of the human Confederacy, it is business as usual...Hamilton's super-charged villain, Dexter Quinn, arrives on the home planet of humanity with a mission--to convert enough people to his Satanist creed that Earth can be taken out of the universe altogether: "Quinn raised an arm, his sleeve falling to reveal an albino hand with grizzled claw fingers. Three thin streamers of white fire lashed out from the talons, searingly bright in the gloomy, smoke-heavy air". The many fans of Hamilton's high-octane gloomy space opera will find this finale a worthy successor, and thrill to its many surprises; Hamilton's evocation of the depths of space and the strangeness of alien races has rightly won him much praise. A certain moral ambiguity has also crept in to what was at first a black and white universe--some of the returned damned are heroic and compassionate, and many of the living are not as nice as all that. --Roz Kaveney
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The Confederation is starting to collapse politically and economically, allowing the 'possessed' to infiltrate more worlds. Quinn Dexter is loose on Earth, destroying the giant arcologies one at a time. As Louise Kavanagh tries to track him down, she manages to acquire some strange and powerful allies whose goal does not quite match her own. The campaign to liberate Mortonridge from the possessed degenerates into a horrendous land battle of the type not seen by humankind for six hundred years. Then some of the protagonists escape in a very unexpected direction . . . Joshua Calvert and Syrinx now fly their starships on a mission to find the Sleeping God -- which an alien race believes holds the key to finally overthrowing the possessed. The long-awaited climax to one of the best sci-fi yarns of the decade . . . Hamilton has reclaimed Britains dominance of the sci-fi genre The Times 'Eloquent and ingenious . . . A host of believable characters' Daily Telegraph
About the Author
Peter F. Hamilton was born in Rutland in 1960, and still lives near Rutland Water. His previous novels are the Greg Mandel series and the bestselling 'Nights Dawn' trilogy: The Reality Dysfunction, The Neutronium Alchemist and The Naked God. Also published by Macmillan (and Pan) is A Second Chance at Eden, a novella and six short stories, and The Confederation Handbook, a vital guide to the Nights Dawn' trilogy. His most recent novels were Fallen Dragon, Misspent Youth and Pandora's Star.