Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 175 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [commonwealth-saga]

The Commonwealth Saga is a series of two books by Peter F. Hamilton, a British sci-fi author set in the Commonwealth Universe before "The Void trilogy" and after the stand-alone books "Misspent Youth" and "Demon Trap".

6
votes
1answer
129 views

Book where people try to steal/break something by digging under a force field using a tank/mech they steal from a museum [duplicate]

I am searching for a book (probably early 2000s) which contains a specific scene. I do not remember everything and the details might be somewhat different, however, this is the gist: The story plays ...
2
votes
2answers
217 views

Why aren't wormholes used for energy generation?

The wormholes in the Commonwealth Saga by Peter F. Hamilton seem to be very variable/controllable in terms of size and positioning. The books also devote a significant amount of time talking about ...
3
votes
2answers
159 views

Why didn't the Primes take over the Commonwealth?

In Peter F. Hamilton's Commonwealth Saga, the Primes invaded the Commonwealth with overwhelming numbers and force. On their first attack, they opened almost a thousand wormholes into Commonwealth ...
4
votes
2answers
610 views

'Pandora's Star': Who erected the great force fields?

Spoiler alert if you haven't read the books yet! In Pandora's Star, it is written as follows: Then it happened: the strangest weapon of all was used. The enemy alienPrimes [from the star system of ...
2
votes
1answer
467 views

In Dreaming Void (Commonwealth Saga) What happened to the SI

Many of the original commonwealth characters from Pandora's Star appear or at least have a reference in the Dreaming Void. The SI was the repository for many of the memories of people from the ...
3
votes
1answer
311 views

How do spore showers work?

People take "spore showers" in Peter F. Hamilton's Void Trilogy quite often. How exactly do they work?
7
votes
2answers
905 views

How do I place a stationary wormhole on a planets surface?

In the Commonwealth Saga by Peter F. Hamilton (and many other universes) the planets are connected by large wormholes, that stay on the surface of the planets, so you can travel through with vehicles ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

Does an illustration of Tochee from the Commonwealth Saga exist?

One specific creature from the Commonwealth Saga has caught my interest -- Tochee. My imagination is really bad, and I can not hold all the descriptive details in mind at once. I have tried to find ...
12
votes
1answer
2k views

Do the Night's Dawn Trilogy and the Commonwealth Saga by Peter F. Hamilton share a universe?

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 ...
14
votes
4answers
717 views

Why is it beneficial for immotiles to create new immotiles?

I've just read the Commonwealth Saga and in a scene of MorningLightMountain it described how the immotile have a short-term benefit in creation of new immotiles to colonize new terrain as for a short ...