The Reality Dysfunction (Night's Dawn, #1)
Space is not the only void...In AD 2600 the human race is finally beginning to realize its full potential. Hundreds of colonized planets scattered across the galaxy host a multitude of prosperous and wildly diverse cultures. Genetic engineering has pushed evolution far beyond nature's... show more
Space is not the only void...In AD 2600 the human race is finally beginning to realize its full potential. Hundreds of colonized planets scattered across the galaxy host a multitude of prosperous and wildly diverse cultures. Genetic engineering has pushed evolution far beyond nature's boundaries, defeating disease and producing extraordinary spaceborn creatures. Huge fleets of sentient trader starships thrive on the wealth created by the industrialization of entire star systems. And throughout inhabited space the Confederation Navy keeps the peace. A true golden age is within our grasp.But now something has gone catastrophically wrong. On a primitive colony planet a renegade criminal's chance encounter with an utterly alien entity unleashes the most primal of all our fears. An extinct race which inhabited the galaxy aeons ago called it "The Reality Dysfunction." It is the nightmare which has prowled beside us since the beginning of history.THE REALITY DYSFUNCTION is a modern classic of science fiction, an extraordinary feat of storytelling on a truly epic scale.
Publish date: October 8th 2008
Pages no: 94
Edition language: English
Series: Night's Dawn , Part 1 of 2 (#1)
*sigh*I wanted to like this. I did. And I liked parts of it a lot, many of the ideas were fascinating, several of the characters I really dug. But there were other issues that hampered my overall enjoyment, and they can't be ignored.On a small, barely developed planet, some kind of ancient alien for...
I bought this book because I'd heard it's good. It didn't disappoint! It's a great story with lots of tension about what's going to happen. One of the things I really liked is how the author explains some of the science behind the science-fiction stuff / technology (such as the ships). What I liked ...
"TL,DR. There are very few SF stories that justify more than 120,000 words."- Jo Walton's blog on Hugo Nominees: 1998Jo Walton is the best sf books reviewer extant (IMO), as an author she is no slouch either. Unfortunately for her The Reality Dysfunction is the exception that proves the rule, this ...
Recommended by Mark Monday (http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/203473635?utm_content=A&utm_medium=email&utm_source=comment_instant#comment_56269204)
I loved this.I think the only problem was that there were so many story lines that I occasionally lost track of who was who and who was doing what where. It took a long time to get into the action, too, though I think in retrospect I appreciate the buildup and the mystery, wondering what was going o...