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Questions tagged [peter-f-hamilton]

A science-fiction author from Rutland, UK known for such works as the Night's Dawn Trilogy and the Void Trilogy.

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What is the meaning of “G” in G7Turing in “Salvation”?

In the book Salvation, Peter Hamilton uses the terminology G3Turing, G5Turing, G7Turing to talk about AI. I understand what "Turing" means of course, and the number means the higher the more ...
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Peter F. Hamilton Night's Dawn: Zero-Tau technology

I am in the process of reading the Night's Dawn trilogy by Hamilton. I think we can consider it hard sci-fi, since the explanations provided are quite plausible for all the technical and scientific ...
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Abyss Beyond Dreams: How did this Faller get here?

After Svlasta saves the schoolkids from the stampede (becoming the "Hero of Eynsham Square" in doing so), the government recovers the dead body of the Faller that started the stampede. It is later ...
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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 ...
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How can possessed from different regions and time periods talk the same language?

Spirits coming back to possess are coming from widely different epochs and regions. How come they all speak English?
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How do spore showers work?

People take "spore showers" in Peter F. Hamilton's Void Trilogy quite often. How exactly do they work?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Why does Laton devote his life to figure out uploading his conciousness to shell beings when other Edenists already do this?

DISCLAIMER: For those of you who have not read the Nights Dawn trilogy then there are massive spoilers in this question. In the first book we are introduced to the character Laton, a former Edenist ...
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Why did Charlie end up on the penal planet?

In the closing chapter of The Naked God, we find André Duchamp greeted upon landing by a young man introducing himself as Charles Montgomery David Filton-Asquith, who we know as Charlie of B7. My ...
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Why Does Louise Sleep With Andy Behoo?

In Peter F Hamilton's Night's Dawn trilogy, near the end of The Naked God, Louise Kavanagh seeks out Andy Behoo, who she has previously not held in very high regard, and spends the night having sex ...
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What is the reading order for books in Peter F. Hamilton's Confederation Universe?

I want to read this series from the beginning. Just looking at his wikipedia page, it looks like all of his books follow their publishing date, but I was wondering if anyone out there that has read ...
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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 ...
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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 ...