The Reality Dysfunction by Peter F Hamilton

Another solid cover from Subterranean Press. Nice and epic, with Sub Press‘s polish and good use of text.

Hamilton’s Night’s Dawn trilogy is one that I’ve wanted to read for a long time, spent hours hunting down used copies of the novels (of course, almost as soon as I found all six paperbacks, Orbit Books went and re-released them…!), but everytime I pick up that first volume (and strain a muscle in my back), I get terribly intimidated by the length of the trilogy and put it back down. I need some excuse (maybe some travel?) to convince me to dive right on in. I know I’ll enjoy it.

  • Marduk October 12, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    C’mon Aidan stop putting it off and just get into it. The series is that good that you’ll rip through it in no time and you’ll forget how long it is…

  • anrake October 12, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    same here. Recently I’ve tried to dip into SF with Relevation Space and the Gap Cycle (using Donaldson as the bridging point from Fantasy), but have been hesitant to start into Hamilton’s monsters. I was impressed with, but not Malazan style blown away by, the Revelation Space series. In fact, I found it a bit dull at some points, which has moved Hamilton down on the TBR list a bit. Some reviews or early impressions from you would go a long way to moving Hamilton up again ;)

  • aidan October 12, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Ack! Pressure’s on, it seems.

    Maybe it would make a good Christmas Break type of read. After just marathoning Sanderson’s Mistborn trilogy, I’ll probably hit a few stand alone novels, before jumping back into another trilogy.