Nightmare: A Novel of the Silent Empire

Nightmare: A Novel of the Silent Empire

Steven Harper

Synopsis of Nightmare: A Novel of the Silent Empire

In the future, dreams keep the universe running. Dreamers, known as "Silent", are able to look into other people's dreams, communicate with other Silent across the galaxy, and speak to aliens. Silent construct dreams for themselves more vivid than reality.

But some dreams have become nightmares . . .

Kendi Weaver doesn't know he's Silent. Hijacked into slaver, he has resigned himself to a life of servitude. Then the discovery of his innate gift for Dream communiation changes everything. Suddenly Kendi is a very valuable commodity. He is resuced by the Children of Irfan -- a society dedicated to freeing enslaved Silent -- and taken to their planet Bellerophon.

But Bellerophon is hardly a safe refuge. A brutal serial killer is murdering silent in their telepathic dreams, and Kendi is soon embroiled in a world of madness and murder. To catch the killer, he must enter the victim's dreams . . .

Reviews of Nightmare: A Novel of the Silent Empire


Mr. Harper's transition from aborigine Dreamtime into a future galactic communications network provides a unique twist in this SF thriller. -- Kelly Rae Cooper, Romantic Times Book Club

Steven Harper creates a realistic future based on meditation philosophies in vogue today. -- Harriet Klausner, BooksNBytes

I wish he had focused on only one tale, but the combined tale is taut and very readable. -- Henry Leon Lazarus, Tome Of Lazarus -

The concepts that Harper puts forth are intriguing, and I became very involved with them, and the mystery aspects of the Book. -- Cindy Lynn Speer, SF Site