If I didn’t say that Judas Unchained was a bloated exercise in writerly overindulgence that is easily three hundred pages longer and about a half-dozen plotlines. 6 Oct Peter F. Hamilton’s superbly imagined, cunningly plotted interstellar adventures are conceived on a staggeringly epic scale and filled with fully. After hundreds of years secretly manipulating the human race, the Starflyer alien has succeeded in engineering a war which should result in the destruction of.

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I found it useful to print out a list of characters I found in the internet and have that handy at all times. Learn how your comment judass is processed. In the face of mass migrations, politics and military must mix uneasily as both must be seen to do the right thing. This book focuses a lot on her character but I found her kind of cheap and selfish, a kind of person who will go to any length to achieve her goals.

Evil on that magnitude is not within the grasp of the human experience: Pandora’s Star Judas Unchained. See all 3 questions about Judas Unchained…. This is Space Opera at its finest.

What I have learned from this book: Consider a related example: Millions have been killed, many planets have been annihilated, hailed as the Lost Now there are an infinite number of sins more off-putting than a deus ex machina in general, but few as bad as a deus ex machina after three-fucking-thousand-plus pages.

That’s what I like about these books. Story wraps up properly. This author can get away with it, since even his explanatory filler is eminently enjoyable. It’s about demonstrating a respect for the diversity of life and maintaining that diversity, even if it means keeping that diversity contained.


Nevertheless, it means that there uncuained no room for negotiation or compromise, and there’s really no way to sympathize with or pity MorningLightMountain. Rejuvenation is said to be akin to starting a new life, with those who have undergone the process being referred to as second-lifers, third-lifers, and so on.

SF : Judas Unchained / Peter F. Hamilton ☆☆☆☆

However, it is revealed that the Primes are planning a much larger invasion, which humanity will be all but unchwined to stop. Anyway enough of my raving. It was like eating a favourite rich meal everyday of the week, for 2 months – the time it took me to read this massive novel. Bonus, because she insists she’s not good enough for him!

Judas Unchained by Peter F. Hamilton

I felt a bit annoyed that I spent so much time getting there that the work was not worth the outcome. I was expecting more twists along the ride, but it’s more like a slow convergence of plotlines. It was nice to be proven right, even if that did result in her ignominious death and a lot of Wilson angsting about it.

This saga consists of the novels Pandora’s Star and Judas Unchained If you put both books together you would be unable to discern where the break between the two would be.

A commonwealth unites the worlds. This book too like the last book has a huge cast of characters but I really did not find them that much interesting.

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It’s even more annoying when these sex fantasies involve cardboard cut-out characters that seem to have no real personalities. Here are a few off the top of my head: Unhained few immotiles constantly vie with each other for territories and resources, and by the time of the story, only one remains alive, MorningLightMountain.


MorningLightMountain was directly responsible for the deaths of millions of humans, and the destruction of all earth-normative life on 71 planets via induced solar flare to sterilize the systems. Perhaps the Commonwealth’s continual expansion is the safety valve but even here, the government controlled by the eternal heads of these dynasties controls it. If the entire galaxy is my backdrop, he reckons, by golly I’m going to use it!

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Judas Unchained by Peter F Hamilton

I took his word for it. But would you have it any other way? So I’m looking forward to returning to the Commonwealth with his Void series, and to reading more of his books in general.

This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [How can Nigel Sheldon personally save Wilson at the end? More importantly, there are a lot of characters, and even for an author as skilled as Hamilton, it’s difficult to round them out sufficiently.

But this book is filled with dreary scenes. He is shown as a kind of deus ex machina which kind of becomes irritating after a point of time because all the important people judss either Sheldon or connected to him in some way.

I’m excited to check out other stories the Commonwealth, even if they are with a whole other cast of characters.

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