The Temporal Void
by Peter F. Hamilton
Macmillan Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9781405088831
Date: 03 October 2008 List Price £18.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Uncorrected Proof Copy : The second (huge) novel in Peter F. Hamilton's (huge) Void Trilogy. The Temporal Void is due in hard cover from Macmillan in next month. Catch my review of the first novel in this sequence, The Dreaming Void, back in our August 07 issue.
"The Intersolar Commonwealth is in turmoil as the Living Dream's deadline for launching its Pilgrimage into the Void draws closer. Not only is the Ocisen Empire fleet fast approaching on a mission of genocide, but also an internecine war has broken out between the post-human factions over the destiny of humanity. Countering the various and increasingly desperate agents and factions is Paula Myo, a ruthlessly single-minded investigator, beset by foes from her distant past and colleagues of dubious allegiance - but she is fast losing a race against time. At the heart of all this is Edeard the Waterwalker, who once lived a long time ago deep inside the Void. He is the messiah of Living Dream, and visions of his life are shared by, and inspire billions of humans. It is his glorious, captivating story that is the driving force behind Living Dream's Pilgrimage, a force that is too strong to be thwarted. As Edeard nears his final victory the true nature of the Void is finally revealed."