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Monday, December 13, 2010
Book Review: Pandora's Star by Peter F. Hamilton
Author: Peter F. Hamilton
Paperback: 1152 pages
Publisher: Pan - 4 Mar 2005
ISBN 10: 0330493310
ISBN 13: 978-0330493314
Series: Book 1 of Commonwealth Saga
In AD 2329, humanity has colonised over four hundred planets, all of them interlinked by wormholes. With Earth at its centre, the Intersolar Commonwealth now occupies a sphere of space approximately four hundred light years across. When an astronomer on the outermost world of Gralmond, observes a star 2000 light years distant - and then a neighbouring one - vanish, it is time for the Commonwealth to discover what happened to them. For what if their disappearance indicates some kind of galactic conflict? Since a conventional wormhole cannot be used to reach these vanished stars, for the first time humans need to build a faster-than-light starship, the Second Chance. But it arrives to find each 'vanished' star encased in a giant force field -- and within one of them resides a massive alien civilisation.
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