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The Evolutionary Void by Peter F. Hamilton

The Evolutionary Void

by Peter F. Hamilton

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Series: Void Trilogy (3), Commonwealth Universe (7)

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I really enjoy this series by Peter Hamilton. This is the 3rd book in the series (originally the last book) and it attempts to resolve the riddle of the Void and the impending expansion of the Void into more of our galaxy. I really enjoyed this series. Hamilton does an excellent job of portraying an advanced civilization and the multiple threads and personalities of the book are interesting. I'm still a bit puzzled by the Silfen though - why are there still 'magical' Elves in such an advanced society? Its a small thing though. The ending was a bit abrupt and neat, but didn't really change my opinion of the book. An excellent 'hard' scifi novel. ( )
  Karlstar | Sep 24, 2017 |
An ending too big to get my head around just yet, but a hugely entertaining read nonetheless. ( )
  Fergster73 | Aug 15, 2017 |
'The Evolutionary Void' is the last of Hamilton's Void trilogy. These were 3 substantial doorstoppers, of moderate quality. In the final volume all the loose ends are tied up pretty neatly. Hamilton's characters are as always bursting out of themselves, and he often digs himself into plot holes that it is hard to imagine how he can possibly extract himself. The author's penchant for movements with dumb names is mystifying. My credulity is stretched when the evil masterminds are followers of the 'Starflyer'(!), or in these volumes 'Skylords' and the quintessentially dumb religion 'Living Dream'. Hamilton channels good old E.E 'Doc' Smith himself, complete with ravening pulsing beams puncturing space, coruscating battles and firefights, wherein a character after having his starship blown out from under him, dusts himself off and goes on to the next overblown set-piece. File under relatively harmless,
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  orkydd | Feb 2, 2017 |
One of the things about Hamilton's work I adore is that he is not afraid to create this epic world - he'll come up with a scientific idea that's way out there, but he makes it work within the setting. He's an epic teller of tales about characters that often are set in hyper-sci-fi but would connect to many diverse settings.

This one was no less an exemplar, in which he brings all the arcs of the Void trilogy together and into a believable conclusion. Unlike some authors where the ending is obvious and you know the protagonist will win, it is an actual guess as to the resolution until the last thirty pages. Definitely would read again. ( )
  cjrecordvt | Aug 13, 2016 |
I wanted to know how it ends!
And was disappointed by tis happy end!
But there are interestng things and it's pretty good reading. ( )
1 vote Gerardlionel | Apr 1, 2016 |
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Peter F. Hamiltonprimary authorall editionscalculated
Lee, JohnNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Stone, SteveCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Araminta becomes the target of a galaxywide search by a government agent seeking to prevent the pilgrimage of a cult into the heart of the Void, while Edeard, the Waterwalker, finds himself faced with powerful new enemies.

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