The Evolutionary Void

Peter F. Hamilton

05 August 2021
752 pages


They could find a bright future . . . or the end of everything. From Peter F. Hamilton, The Evolutionary Void is the startling conclusion to the Void trilogy, set in the world of the Commonwealth Saga.

Millions of Leaving Dream pilgrims have boarded ships, and are speeding towards the Void at the centre of the galaxy. They are chasing their dream ­– and expect to find paradise. Yet breaching the Void will trigger its expansion, destroying everything in its path.

Paula Myo is desperate to find Void’s latest prophet – Second Dreamer Araminta. As without her, the ships can’t enter the Void. But when Araminta finally chooses her path, it will change things in ways no one could have imagined. And within the Void, Edeard realizes the price of peace may be too high. However, what will this mean for the pilgrims – and the galaxy beyond?

'A huge achievement in science fiction' – SciFiNow

Hamilton handles massive ideas with enviable ease, manipulates plots and characters to spring constant surprises, and brings the trilogy to a climax with a cannonade of fire-cracker finales
Hamilton is now in the midst of his imperial phase, when he's simply the best at doing what he does . . . It's a terrific achievement
A huge achievement in science fiction