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Faction Paradox: Newtons Sleep (Faction Paradox #6)

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Don't tell her what it was like. Don't tell her how you had to dig your way out through heavy layers of clay to reach the fresh air, because that would distress her. Don't tell her about the box, because that would confuse her.

And don't tell her about the light, because that was sacred.

Lately cannonballs have flown their arcs, leaving the crystal sky unbroken, while

Paperback, 288 pages
Published January 12th 2008 by Random Static Ltd
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Jun 18, 2016 Niki rated it it was ok
Shelves: english, doctor-who
There's a lot of "on the one hand, on the other hand..." going on with this book for me. On the one hand, the author definitely knows his Doctor Who history and his Faction Paradox lore. The core plot is genuinely great. On the other hand... I think it's an overwrought, sluggish, messy, desperately edgy collection of ideas.

The story deals with a couple of concepts from The Book Of The War: the Order Of The Weal led by Chatelaine Thessalia following Morbius' Presidency, the Zo La Domini incident
Feb 21, 2009 Anna rated it liked it
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Newton's Sleep is set in 17th century England, and follows the stories of three main protagonists, who brush across each others' paths in only brief and occasional moments until everything pulls together at the end. Most of the story focuses on Nate Silver, a man mysteriously risen from the grave as a youth. His mysterious benefactors, those he deems angels, gift him with a glowing egg that whispers wisdom to him, and he gains a reputation as both a philosopher and scientist. Determined to do go ...more
Alex Sarll
Daniel O'Mahony is perhaps the oddest and most underrated of the fine writers to retool Doctor Who during its absence from TV. Faction Paradox may look like a spin-off, but is more an excuse for writers with some Who connection to publish tales too outlandish for most publishers to fancy. The combination of the two results in something equal parts earthy and uncanny, which boldly takes on the same territory as Neal Stephenson's mighty Baroque Cycle - that new world of gods and monsters which aro ...more
Jul 20, 2008 Wendy rated it really liked it
A rather convoluted but compelling time-travel/historical novel. Isaac Newton is a surprisingly peripheral character for all that the plot hinges on him. The book defnitely has its fair share of violence, sex, and gratuitous bodily fluids of all sorts, but some very compelling characters and a plot that puts Earth's history itself in jeopardy.

This was my first foray into the Faction Paradox novel series, and I'll definitely be picking up some of the earlier books in the series.
Jan 08, 2016 Dominick rated it it was amazing
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You know, prior to reading 'Newtons Sleep', I had come to regard Lawrence Miles' 'FP: This Town Will Never Let Us Go' as the one of the best of the FP series overall, with Kelly Hales' 'FP: Erasing Sherlock' as one of the worst. Having finish it last night, I think I would have to rate 'Newtons Sleep' even higher than 'This Town..'.

To describe it.. FWOAR! There's a heckuva lot going on, some of it will make your brain long after you're done! Set in England during the later half of the 17th Centu
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Faction Paradox (1 - 10 of 25 books)
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  • Faction Paradox: This Town Will Never Let Us Go (Faction Paradox, #1)
  • Faction Paradox: Of the City of the Saved... (Faction Paradox, #2)
  • Faction Paradox: Warlords of Utopia (Faction Paradox, #3)
  • Faction Paradox: Warring States (Faction Paradox, #4)
  • Faction Paradox: Erasing Sherlock (Faction Paradox, #5)
  • Against Nature (Faction Paradox, #7)
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