History Literature / CommonwealthSaga

5th Sep '17 1:01:35 AM SkidTroper
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* CrapsaccharineWorld: The Commonwealth overall fits this bill. Despite it's advanced technology, abundance of resources and near physical immortality, there are many problems. Poverty still exists (on the more isolated worlds) and terrorism attacks occur (most of which are done by a socialist group). Many people are vain, selfish, jaded and/or manipulative (genuine loyalty is hard to find even among the protagonists, and charities are almost unheard of) and crime is rampant, it's just better concealed from the general public and law enforcement. All of this is before relations to alien races are factored in.



* EternalEnglish: Justified. Regeneration allows essentially eternal life - so the centuries old aristocracy maintains the general vernacular.

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* EternalEnglish: Justified. Regeneration allows essentially eternal life near physical immortality - so the centuries old aristocracy maintains the general vernacular.



* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: Religion has for the most part been abandoned, although some churches still exist (two minor characters get married in one, even hearing a 22nd century hymn). Religion features more prominently in later works [[Literature/VoidTrilogy later]]. The Guardians of Selfhood have their own religion based on Bradley Johansson's experiences with the [[SpaceElves Silfen]].

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* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: Religion has for the most part been abandoned, although some churches still exist (two minor characters get married in one, even hearing a 22nd century hymn). hymn) as does knowledge (albeit mostly depicted in the story through characters using religious expletives). While the diminished presence of religion is not stated to be a bad thing in the novel, the setting does display an accompanying moral decline (see CrapsaccharineWorld above). Religion features more prominently in later works [[Literature/VoidTrilogy later]]. The Guardians of Selfhood have their own religion based on Bradley Johansson's experiences with the [[SpaceElves Silfen]].
7th Mar '17 1:03:16 AM Loremasta1
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* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: Religion has for the most part been abandoned, although it reappears [[Literature/VoidTrilogy later]]. The Guardians of Selfhood have their own religion based on Bradley Johansson's experiences with the [[SpaceElves Silfen]].

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* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: Religion has for the most part been abandoned, although it reappears some churches still exist (two minor characters get married in one, even hearing a 22nd century hymn). Religion features more prominently in later works [[Literature/VoidTrilogy later]]. The Guardians of Selfhood have their own religion based on Bradley Johansson's experiences with the [[SpaceElves Silfen]].
30th Apr '15 10:13:56 PM Raal
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** Not to mention the Silfen, who have three circular sets of razor-sharp teeth (but otherwise come off as space elves).

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** Not to mention the Silfen, who have three circular sets of razor-sharp teeth (but otherwise come off as space elves). [[spoiler: Also they have an adult stage which changes their physiology to something more humanoid, yet airborne]]
5th Jan '15 12:18:17 PM nombretomado
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A series of Science Fiction novels written by PeterFHamilton.

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A series of Science Fiction novels written by PeterFHamilton.
Creator/PeterFHamilton.
19th Nov '14 9:14:24 AM LahmacunKebab
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* Cliffhanger: Literally. [[spoiler: The first book ends while Ozzie is falling down seemingly bottomless waterfall in a raft]].

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* Cliffhanger: {{Cliffhanger}}: Literally. [[spoiler: The first book ends while Ozzie is falling down seemingly bottomless waterfall in a raft]].



* Infodump: In copious amounts.

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* Infodump: {{Infodump}}: In copious amounts.
19th Nov '14 5:13:46 AM LahmacunKebab
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* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: ''MisspentYouth'' features some rather ham-handed antipiracy propaganda, assuming a future where the authorities stopped caring about copyright in 2010, at which point all art turned to crap. We see later in the Commonwealth Saga that the world has evolved into an almost-utopia nonetheless (which, this being Hamilton, [[HordeOfAlienLocusts doesn't last]]) leaving us [[BrokenAesop confused as to Hamilton's actual message.]] Especially as fans, and Hamilton himself, consider ''Misspent Youth'' one of his weaker works.

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* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: ''MisspentYouth'' ''Misspent Youth'' features some rather ham-handed antipiracy propaganda, assuming a future where the authorities stopped caring about copyright in 2010, at which point all art turned to crap. We see later in the Commonwealth Saga that the world has evolved into an almost-utopia nonetheless (which, this being Hamilton, [[HordeOfAlienLocusts doesn't last]]) leaving us [[BrokenAesop confused as to Hamilton's actual message.]] Especially as fans, and Hamilton himself, consider ''Misspent Youth'' one of his weaker works.
22nd Feb '14 6:41:39 PM Sydney2013
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* PoweredArmor: The Commonwealth soldiers wear extremely powerful exoskeletons with advanced forcefields, massive strength amplification and tons of built-in firepower. Unfortunately for them, the Prime troops have similar equipment and outnumber humanity about a million to one.
26th Aug '13 7:47:52 AM Dirka
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* {{Terraforming}}: How Far Away came to be inhabitable once again, after being sterilized by a mysterious solar flare.

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* {{Terraforming}}: How Far Away came to be inhabitable habitable once again, after being sterilized by a mysterious solar flare.
13th Mar '13 8:41:19 PM Xtifr
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* ChekhovsArmoury: Anything introduced at all will have some factor later on. ''Anything''. If not here, then in the far future of ''The VoidTrilogy''.

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* ChekhovsArmoury: Anything introduced at all will have some factor later on. ''Anything''. If not here, then in the far future of ''The VoidTrilogy''.Literature/VoidTrilogy''.



* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: Religion has for the most part been abandoned, although it reappears [[VoidTrilogy later]]. The Guardians of Selfhood have their own religion based on Bradley Johansson's experiences with the [[SpaceElves Silfen]].

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* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: Religion has for the most part been abandoned, although it reappears [[VoidTrilogy [[Literature/VoidTrilogy later]]. The Guardians of Selfhood have their own religion based on Bradley Johansson's experiences with the [[SpaceElves Silfen]].
13th Mar '13 8:40:36 PM Xtifr
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The series includes the books ''Literature/PandorasStar'' and ''Literature/JudasUnchained''. ''Misspent Youth'' takes place a century or two earlier in the same universe but is usually excluded from the "Saga" designation, including on the [[http://www.peterfhamilton.co.uk/index.php?page=commonwealth author's website]], since the plot is unrelated. The Saga is followed 1500 years later by the VoidTrilogy: ''The Dreaming Void'', ''The Temporal Void'', and ''The Evolutionary Void''. Together these series comprise the "Commonwealth Universe".

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The series includes the books ''Literature/PandorasStar'' and ''Literature/JudasUnchained''. ''Misspent Youth'' takes place a century or two earlier in the same universe but is usually excluded from the "Saga" designation, including on the [[http://www.peterfhamilton.co.uk/index.php?page=commonwealth author's website]], since the plot is unrelated. The Saga is followed 1500 years later by the VoidTrilogy: ''Literature/VoidTrilogy'': ''The Dreaming Void'', ''The Temporal Void'', and ''The Evolutionary Void''. Together these series comprise the "Commonwealth Universe".
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