Book Reviews of Emergence (Night's Dawn: Reality Dysfunction, Bk 1)

Emergence (Night's Dawn: Reality Dysfunction, Bk 1)
Emergence - Night's Dawn: Reality Dysfunction, Bk 1
Author: Peter F. Hamilton
ISBN-13: 9780446605151
ISBN-10: 0446605158
Publication Date: 7/1/1997
Pages: 592
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 85 ratings
Publisher: Aspect
Book Type: Paperback
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What a great start to a series! Good development of a unique sci-fi universe. The story starts with several seemingly unrelated characters/scenarios but brings them together and the action leaves you wanting more, more, more.
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very good book !!!!
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This book was complicated, but well worth the read. The series was extraordinary.
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Complicated.
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An amazing, imaginative galactic saga. This is the first of six books in the paperback series - Reality Dysfunction Part 1:Emergence (this one) & Part 2:Expansion, The Neutronium Alchemist Part 1:Consolidation & Part 2:Conflict, and The Naked God Part 1:Flight & Part 2:Faith.
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Part 1 of a scifi trilogy concerning a far advanced human culture encounter with a data chip from a long extinct alien race about an unknown force that may soon threaten their survival.
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Series: Reality Dysfunction Series
From Our Editors
This is galaxy-spanning, larger-than-life space opera -- with a very odd complication that could be loosely classified as, well, demons from hell. Sounds odd at best, but Hamilton pulls it off with aplomb. Terrific reading; more substance than you might expect from the cover, but not one whit less fun.
Michelle West

From The Critics
Locus
This series is taking on one of SF's (and maybe all of literature's) primal jobs:the creation of a world with the scale and complexity of the real one.

Customer Reviews
Dothic Plague 07/15/2004
Awsome
I've read the entire series, twice. I absolutely love it. Hamilton goes into just enough technological detail to be convincing, but stops before making it boring. The characters are wonderful and vivid. The best part of the book is Hamilton's attention to sociology. Different people have different mindsets, and different species, well they don't make much sense sometimes (to us). Also an interesting concept of life-after-death. A must read for lovers of sci-fi and phylosophy.
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Part One of a big series. I will post most of the others as well.
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Fascinating inner-space / outer-space hard science fiction.
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An excellent and exciting read. Three story arcs, each of which are very fun to read on their own, come together at the climax of this book, to release an incredible evil upon the universe. Beware: this is only the first part of a 2 part series! I wanted closure and of course got none - my own fault of course. I've just ordered the second book, as the story is very addicting.
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I'm not willing to slog through several hundred pages of apparently unrelated story development for a series that apparently begins to have some action in the second book. I made it to page 200 and gave up in disgust. If you're willing to invest a great deal of time and effort, you might like this better, but I found it dull, un-engaging, and completely lacking in any coherent narrative.
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You have to think of the Night's Dawn Trilogy, not as a trilogy, but as ONE book divided into three books (which are further divided into two parts each, to make it easier to hold the darn book while reading!). If you don't read them in order: YOU WILL BE TOTALLY LOST!! It really is one big long story arch, and it's not written so that you can just pick it up anywhere and be able to follow. Why would you want to do that anyway?! I've read some amazing scifi, and I have to say that Hamilton really is up there with Azimov and Brin. If you love them, you'll love Hamilton!
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Verry good book
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Wow! This is a great sci-fi extravaganza.