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The Dreaming Stars

“The engaging, inclusive, and entertaining Axiom series, may be his best work yet… witty, heartfelt sci-fi romp.”
Tor.com


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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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

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The Dreaming Stars is fast and tense, with excellent dialogue, funny banter (much of it either graveyard humour or concerned with how much Callie and Elena are into each other), and characters who feel like real people. It has the atmosphere of pulp space opera, and a gleeful approach to the big ideas (and the big furniture) of science fiction. I really enjoyed it, and I hope Pratt has the opportunity to write many more novels in this setting.”
Locus Magazine

“The engaging, inclusive, and entertaining Axiom series, may be his best work yet… witty, heartfelt sci-fi romp.”
Tor.com

“Pratt’s thoughtful worldbuilding, revealed little by little, continues to impress… This well-imagined universe, populated by original and empathetic characters, has enough energy to power what could become a long-lived series.”
Publishers Weekly

“The main reason I love this series is that it’s just so fun. It’s reliably fun. Sometimes, you need a book that you can trust to be truly and utterly fun, and that’s The Dreaming Stars. The Dreaming Stars proves that this series will always leave me with a smile.”
The Illustrated Page

“What can I say, if you liked The Wrong Stars, you’ll like The Dreaming Stars, I know I did. Four out of five stars.”
Divine Nanny

The Dreaming Stars is a note-perfect sequel to The Wrong Stars, with all the best aspects of the previous novel, showing that science fiction can still be fun while also being progressive.”
Occasionally Random Book Reviews

The Dreaming Stars may lack the manic buzz that defined its predecessor, but its steadiness inspires confidence that this series is built to last.”
The 1000 Year Plan

The Wrong Stars was a brilliantly pulpish space opera romp, filled with compelling characters, weird alien tech, great banter, and more explosions than you could shake a stick at. It was good enough that I’ve been waiting impatiently for the sequel ever since. It’s a piece of great good fortune, then, that The Dreaming Stars is every bit as much fun as its predecessor.”
Locus

“A character-driven, banter-rich space opera with a great take on alien civilisations and ‘Big Dumb Objects’… I’m keeping my fingers crossed for Pratt’s space opera to become a fixture of my reading calendar for the foreseeable future. ”
Nerds of a Feather

“A tense action-packed thriller where everyone, particularly the dynamic and thinking-out-of-the-box Callie, has to somehow stay one step ahead of the technologically advanced Axiom and the type of games they play to conquer every lifeform they meet. The ending is indeed an interesting one.”
Strange Alliances

Praise for the Axiom series

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

“[Pratt’s] latest project, the engaging, inclusive, and entertaining Axiom series, may be his best work yet.”
B&N 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

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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