Newtons Sleep is an original novel by Daniel O’Mahony set in the Faction Paradox universe. [1]

It is the only Faction Paradox novel to be published by Random Static. Faction Paradox is a comprehensive knowledge of Faction Paradox. The events of Newtons Sleepoccur on Earth in the 17th century. One of the central characters of the book is the historical playwright and spy Aphra Behn .

The lack of an apostrophe in the title is intentional, and alludes to both Finnegans Wake and the original punctuation of the William Blake quote from which it is drawn:

“Now I have fourfold vision seeing and a fourfold vision is given to me.” Tis fourfold in my supreme delight And three fold in soft Beulahs night And twofold Always.

– Blake, Letter to Thomas Butt, 22 November 1802. Quoted in Geoffrey Keynes (ed.), The Letters of William Blake (1956)

Blake is objecting to the literalism of the Newtonian mindset. He would have us see multiple significances in everything. Citation needed ]

On 16 January 2009, Random Static released a free e-book edition of Newtons Sleep in pdf format.


The cover art, by Emma Weakley won the Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Artwork in 2009. [2]


  1. Jump up^ ISFDB Entry for Newtons Sleep
  2. Jump up^ Sir Julius Vogel Winners 2008

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