First installment in Peter F. Hamilton
's Night's Dawn trilogy
. Opens up with, let's see: sentient
humans, a galaxy-wide civilization
, 2 alien
races, oh yes, I forgot to mention the sentient starships actually mate and make little starships.
This book offers more sense of wonder
than you can shake a stick at. It sets up the story
for the following two volumes, The Neutronium Alchemist
and The Naked God
and introduces the reader to some of the main characters, especially the wonderful Joshua "Lagrange" Calvert.
If you enjoy science fiction
, I cannot urge you enough to run, not walk, to the nearest purveyor of books, and READ IT.