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I've read the Commonwealth saga and I am considering reading the Night's Dawn trilogy by Peter F. Hamilton.

What is the relationship of the universes between the two series? I was under the impression that they were the same universe, but I've read conflicting sources.

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They are entirely separate; the only real relationship is the author (and some of his ideas).

The Void Trilogy, however, continues in the Commonwealth Saga universe.

Edit: while this is completely subjective, my favourite of the two (or three) was the Night's Dawn trilogy.

  • I Agree. If you look at the technology, the two universes take very different approaches to the same issue even if -- with a broad view -- the underlying idea is similar. Eg. TFL is done via wormholes in both, both the usage is very different. Nights Dawn: ships sequential open a wormhole to travel to their next location, Commonwealth: its either fixed infrastructure of continuous wormholes – Richard May 13 '11 at 9:01
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    I also really liked the Nights Dawn trilogy, but they were the books I started with. The commonwealth series have more books, making it a richer universe. – Karl Gjertsen Nov 3 '15 at 14:49

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