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The Dreaming Stars

The crew of the White Raven returns to save the galaxy, in this brilliant space opera sequel to The Wrong Stars


File Under: Science Fiction [ Nanowar | Let Sleeping Gods Lie | Upgraded | For the Colony ]


Book Two of the Axiom series

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Available on September 4, 2018.
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Ancient aliens, the Axiom, will kill us all – when they wake up. In deep space, a swarm of nanoparticles threatens the colonies, transforming everything it meets into computronium – including the colonists. The crew of the White Raven investigate, and discover an Axiom facility filled with aliens hibernating while their minds roam a vast virtual reality. The treacherous Sebastien wakes up, claiming his altered brain architecture can help the crew deactivate the swarm – from inside the Axiom simulation. To protect humanity, beleaguered Captain Callie Machedo must trust him, but if Sebastien still plans to dominate the universe using Axiom tech, they could be in a whole lot of trouble.

Release Date

2018-09-04

Series Axiom
Cover Art Paul Scott Canavan
Ebook

4th September 2018 | 9780857667687 | epub & mobi | £6.99/$7.99/$8.99

US Print

4th September 2018 | 9780857667670 | Massmarket Paperback | $8.99/$10.99

UK Print

6th September 2018 | 9780857667670 | Paperback | £7.99

Goodreads URL Read and Discuss

“Fun, funny, pacy, thought-provoking and very clever space opera – a breath of fresh air.”
– Sean Williams, author of Twinmaker

“Through his wit, dialogue, and vast, diverse world, Tim Pratt has created a space opera for today–one filled with diverse characters and cultures that feel nuanced enough to be real–while still delivering the sense of wonder that made you love the genre in the first place. It yanks readers through the wormhole and refuses to let them go. When’s the sequel out?”
– Sam Reader, for Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog

“Brilliantly fun space opera that reminds me of Killjoys but with more Weird Alien Cool Shit.”
– Liz Bourke for Locus

“A really good read that was intelligently written and skilfully put together.”
– Two Bald Mages

“Expansive world building, great movement coupled with interesting characterization and a story line that is not only intriguing but brings back the grande space fairing odyssey.”
– Koeur’s Book Reviews

“The Wrong Stars by Tim Pratt is everything a Science Fiction novel should be.”
– Tay’s Infinite Thoughts

“I really really loved this book. If you like space opera, give it a read. I’m ready for more, please!”
– Fed on Peaches

The Wrong Stars is an entertaining sci-fi read in the vein of Firefly.” Five stars – excellent
– Occasionally Random Book Reviews

“I’d thoroughly recommend this book.”
– Ever the Crafter

“Compelling and funny and engrossing to read.”
– The 1000 Year Plan

“An entertaining and accessible sci fi opera/romp featuring imaginative aliens, cyborgs, pirates, and space battles. ”
– Surreal Tavi

Praise for Tim Pratt

“Pratt shows genuine talent. A writer to watch.”
– Publishers Weekly

“Tim Pratt is in the vanguard of the next generation of master American fantasists.”
– Jay Lake, John W Campbell Award-winning author of Into the Gardens of Sweet Night

“Exciting and compulsively readable.”
– Romantic Times

“Tim Pratt lures you in with his writing style and penchant for the dramatic and dangerous.”
– British Fantasy Society

“A gifted and imaginative author.”
– Bookslut

“If there is any justice at all in this universe, Tim Pratt will someday be as wealthy and famous as Neil Gaiman.”
– The Green Man Review

“His stories have moved me, enchanted me, frightened me… and always leave me wanting more.”
– Terri Windling, World Fantasy Award-winning editor of Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror

Tim Pratt is a Hugo Award-winning SF and fantasy author, and has been a finalist for World Fantasy, Sturgeon, Stoker, Mythopoeic, and Nebula Awards, among others. He is the author of over twenty novels, most recently The Deep Woods  and Heirs of Grace, and scores of short stories. His work has been reprinted in The Best American Short Stories, The Year's Best Fantasy, The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, and other nice places. Since 2001 he has worked for Locus, the magazine of the science fiction and fantasy field, where he currently serves as senior editor. He lives in Berkeley, CA with his wife and son.

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