An innovator praised as one of the inventors of "the new space opera", Peter F. Hamilton has also been hailed as the heir of such golden-age giants as Heinlein and Asimov. His star-spanning sagas are distinguished by deft plotting, engaging characters, provocative explorations of science and society, and soaring imaginative reach. Now, in one of the most eagerly anticipated offerings of the year, Hamilton brings his acclaimed Void trilogy to a stunning close. Exposed as the Second Dreamer, Araminta has become the target of a galaxywide search by government agent Paula Myo and the psychopath known as the Cat, along with others equally determined to prevent - or facilitate - the pilgrimage of the Living Dream cult into the heart of the Void. An indestructible microuniverse, the Void may contain paradise, as the cultists believe, but it is also a deadly threat. For the miraculous reality that exists inside its boundaries demands energy - energy drawn from everything outside those boundaries: from planets, stars, galaxies...from everything that lives. Meanwhile, the parallel story of Edeard, the Waterwalker, as told through a series of addictive dreams communicated to the gaiasphere via Inigo, the First Dreamer, continues to unfold. But now the inspirational tale of this idealistic young man takes a darker and more troubling turn as he finds himself faced with powerful new enemies - and temptations more powerful still. With time running out, a repentant Inigo must decide whether to release Edeard's final dream: a dream whose message is scarcely less dangerous than the pilgrimage promises to be. And Araminta must choose whether to run from her unwanted responsibilities or face them down, with no guarantee of success or survival. But all these choices may be for naught if the monomaniacal Ilanthe, leader of the breakaway Accelerator Faction, is able to enter the Void. For it is not paradise she seeks there, but dominion.
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In the world of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, inspired by the lasting impact that books like Harry Potter have had on readers, Kimmy writes a book to help boys grow up to be good men. We have worked with the writing team of the show (including show creators Tina Fey and Robert Carlock) to turn Kimmy's fake book into a reality. With the help of best-selling author Sarah Mlynowski (as well as Gillian Berrow, aka G.M. Berrow), we've created the world of Greemulax as only Kimmy (and her inventors) could. This fun middle-grade adventure story works on two levels: Fans of the TV show will recognize characters and themes from the show and Kimmy's inimitable voice, and young listeners will find a fun and funny story where boys and girls fight against stereotypes and work together to save their world, despite what they've been told to expect by the misguided adults in their lives.
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