Material on this page is taken verbatim from:
- The timeline published in The Abyss Beyond Dreams
- The timeline on Peter Hamilton's web site (Archived) (here)
2057 Wormhole opened to Proxima Centauri. Start of interstellar colonisation.
2089 Oaktier opened for settlement
2090 Velaines opened for settlement
2097 Augusta is discovered
2100 Jaruva’s wormhole connection to the Commonwealth is terminated. Eight new worlds settled. Official formation of the Intersolar Commonwealth Council, the "Parliament of Worlds". Massive expansion of human settlements across H-congruous planets. Rise of the Big15 industrial worlds.
2102 Huxley's Haven founded
2138 York5 is opened for settlement
2163 The High Angel is discovered orbiting Icalanise.
2170 The first sign of the Dyson Pair envelopment is seen from Earth
2222 Paula Myo is born on Huxley's Haven
2344 Abadan station disaster
2383 End of the war.
2384 First colony fleet (Brandt Dynasty) leaves to found a human colony outside the Commonwealth.
2545 Use of large starships to establish the Commonwealth External Worlds begins.
2550 Commonwealth Navy Exploration Fleet founded to explore the galaxy beyond the External worlds.
2883 Completion of ANA first stage on Earth. Grand Family members begin memory download into ANA.
2872 Start of human Higher culture, biononic enrichment allowing a society of slow-paced long life, rejection of commercial economics and old political ideologies.
2913 Earth begins absorption of 'mature' humans into ANA, the inward migration begins.
3000 Sheldon Dynasty colony fleet (thirty starships) leaves Commonwealth, believed to possess long-range trans-galactic flight capability.
3120 ANA officially becomes Earth's government.
3126 Brandt Dynasty trans-galactic colony fleet launched.
3150 External world Ellezin settled.
3320 Inigo begins tour of duty in Centurion Station, his first dream.
3324 Inigo settles on Ellezelin founds Living Dream movement, begins construction of Makkathran2.
3326 The Raiel ask Nigel Sheldon to infiltrate the Void, desiring intelligence from Makkathran
3407 Ozzie departs Commonwealth for The Spike to build a "galactic dream"
3456 Living Dream movement has over 5 billion followers amid the External worlds, very strong across Ellezelin Free Market Zone.
3466 Ellezelin opens wormhole to Agra, (last planet to be joined to the Core of the Free Market Zone)
3478 Living Dream becomes majority party in Ellezelin parliament (72%), converts planet to theocracy, Makkathran2 becomes the planetary capital.
3503 Gene Yaohui comes out of suspension, re-lifed in new Advancer/Higher body, settles on Tourakom at the boundary of External space, 520 ly from Earth
3520 Inigo "rests" from public life, Cleric Council assumes guidance of Living Dream
3587 fragments of Second Dream appear in the gaianet
3589 Ethan elected as Cleric Conservator, announces Pilgrimage