Das Dunkel der Sterne: Die Chronik der Faller 2

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Peter F. Hamilton ist der erfolgreichste britische Science-Fiction-Autor und gilt als Meister der groß angelegten, wahrhaft epischen Space Opera. Nach »Der Abgrund jenseits der Träume« kommen alle Fans nun in den Genuss des neuen Bands aus der »Chronik der Faller«: Der Planet Bienvenido konnte zwar endlich aus der Leere ins Universum zurückkehren. Doch er ist Millionen Lichtjahre von der Konföderation entfernt und die Menschen sind in ihrer erbitterten Schlacht gegen die Faller auf sich allein gestellt. Diese haben fast jeden Bereich der Gesellschaft infiltriert, nur darauf aus, das menschliche Leben zu zerstören. Aber es gibt Hoffnung: Eine mysteriöse Gestalt, die als kriegerischer Engel bekannt ist, führt den verzweifelten Widerstand an. Und der Astronaut Ry Evine macht eine Entdeckung, die die Rettung bedeuten könnte – oder den Untergang der Menschheit ...
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About the author

Peter F. Hamilton wurde 1960 in Rutland/Großbritannien geboren. 1988 verkaufte er seine erste Kurzgeschichte an das legendäre »Fear«-Magazin. Mit seinen gefeierten Serien um das »Konföderations«- und das »Commonwealth«-Universum wurde er zu einem der erfolgreichsten fantastischen Autoren unserer Zeit und verkaufte weltweit mehrere Millionen Bücher. Der »Armageddon«-Zyklus gehört zu den modernen Klassikern der Science-Fiction. Die »Chronik der Faller« ist seine neue faszinierende Space-Opera-Serie.
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Piper ebooks
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Published on
Sep 1, 2017
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Pages
928
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ISBN
9783492978415
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Language
German
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Genres
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
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Critics have compared the engrossing space operas of Peter F. Hamilton to the classic sagas of such sf giants as Isaac Asimov and Frank Herbert. But Hamilton’s bestselling fiction—powered by a fearless imagination and world-class storytelling skills—has also earned him comparison to Tolstoy and Dickens. Hugely ambitious, wildly entertaining, philosophically stimulating: the novels of Peter F. Hamilton will change the way you think about science fiction. Now, with Pandora’s Star, he begins a new multivolume adventure, one that promises to be his most mind-blowing yet.

The year is 2380. The Intersolar Commonwealth, a sphere of stars some four hundred light-years in diameter, contains more than six hundred worlds, interconnected by a web of transport “tunnels” known as wormholes. At the farthest edge of the Commonwealth, astronomer Dudley Bose observes the impossible: Over one thousand light-years away, a star . . . vanishes. It does not go supernova. It does not collapse into a black hole. It simply disappears. Since the location is too distant to reach by wormhole, a faster-than-light starship, the Second Chance, is dispatched to learn what has occurred and whether it represents a threat. In command is Wilson Kime, a five-time rejuvenated ex-NASA pilot whose glory days are centuries behind him.

Opposed to the mission are the Guardians of Selfhood, a cult that believes the human race is being manipulated by an alien entity they call the Starflyer. Bradley Johansson, leader of the Guardians, warns of sabotage, fearing the Starflyer means to use the starship’s mission for its own ends.

Pursued by a Commonwealth special agent convinced the Guardians are crazy but dangerous, Johansson flees. But the danger is not averted. Aboard the Second Chance, Kime wonders if his crew has been infiltrated. Soon enough, he will have other worries. A thousand light-years away, something truly incredible is waiting: a deadly discovery whose unleashing will threaten to destroy the Commonwealth . . . and humanity itself.

Could it be that Johansson was right?



From the Hardcover edition.
Peter F. Hamilton’s superbly imagined, cunningly plotted interstellar adventures are conceived on a staggeringly epic scale and filled with fully realized human and alien characters as complex as they are engaging. No mere world builder, Hamilton creates entire universes–and he does so with irresistible flair and intelligence. His previous novel, the acclaimed Pandora’s Star, introduced the Intersolar Commonwealth, a star-spanning civilization of the twenty-fourth century. Robust, peaceful, and confident, the Commonwealth dispatched a ship to investigate the mystery of a disappearing star, only to inadvertently unleash a predatory alien species that turned on its liberators, striking hard, fast, and utterly without mercy.

The Prime are the Commonwealth’s worst nightmare. Coexistence is impossible with the technologically advanced aliens, who are genetically hardwired to exterminate all other forms of life. Twenty-three planets have already fallen to the invaders, with casualties in the hundreds of millions. And no one knows when or where the genocidal Prime will strike next.

Nor are the Prime the only threat. For more than a hundred years, a shadowy cult, the Guardians of Selfhood, has warned that an alien with mind-control abilities impossible to detect or resist–the Starflyer–has secretly infiltrated the Commonwealth. Branded as terrorists, the Guardians and their leader, Bradley Johansson, have been hunted by relentless investigator Paula Myo. But now evidence suggests that the Guardians were right all along, and that the Starflyer has placed agents in vital posts throughout the Commonwealth–agents who are now sabotaging the war effort. Is the Starflyer an ally of the Prime, or has it orchestrated a fight to the death between the two species for its own advantage?

Caught between two deadly enemies, one a brutal invader striking from without, the other a remorseless cancer killing from within, the fractious Commonwealth must unite as never before.

This will be humanity’s finest hour–or its last gasp.


From the Hardcover edition.
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