I was just browsing around Waterstones the other day and I saw the sequel to Peter F. Hamiltons Pandora's Star Book UK
[[posterous-content:lgFEHfFbIbwCoaDDmHhA]]: Judas Unchained UK
I loved Pandora's Star, it is a massive space opera (900 pages hardback)! It is about a star that is being observed and then suddenly disappears and all the ramifactions that this has on a futuristic society that is spanning many many stars.
I can't wait to get Judas Unchained, it is only about £12 on Amazon rather than £20 in Waterstones. I never knew it, but Peter F Hamilton is known for his massive space operas that cover many books.