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by Stephen Baxter

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Overview

Hailed as “one of the most inventive writers that science fiction has ever produced" (SF Site), Stephen Baxter builds on the massive success of Proxima with a career-defining novel of big ideas....

On the planet of Per Ardua, alien artifacts were discovered—hatches that allowed humans to step across light-years of space as if they were stepping into another room. But this newfound freedom has consequences....

As humanity discovers the real nature of the universe, a terrifying truth comes to light. We all have countless pasts converging in this present—and our future is terrifyingly finite. There are minds in the universe that are billions of years old and now we are vulnerable to their plans for us....

It’s time to fight back and take control.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451467737
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/05/2016
Series: A Proxima Novel Series
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 198,278
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.77(h) x 1.13(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Stephen Baxter has published over forty books, mostly science fiction novels, and many short stories. Published around the world, he has also won major awards in the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, and Japan. He has degrees from Cambridge and Southampton Universities. Stephen lives in Northumberland with his wife.

Kyle McCarley, a graduate of the University of Southern California, is a voice-over actor and AudioFile Earphones Award-winning narrator. His credits include audiobooks, video games, TV pilots, Web cartoons and commercials, radio and TV commercials, radio dramas, and podcasts.

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Praise for the Novels of Stephen Baxter

“The natural heir to the hard-sci-fi crown of Arthur C. Clarke.”—The Daily Telegraph (UK)

Flood
“Horrifyingly believable.”—The Washington Post

“Bold, compassionate, exhilarating, wrenching stuff.”—Niall Harrison, The Internet Review of Science Fiction

“The ever-readable Baxter has a page flipper in Flood....It will give everyone pause to think.”—SciFiDimensions

“Realistic, frightening...a bold saga reinforced with strong characterizations throughout...riveting.”—Midwest Book Review

Ark
“A grim but exciting tale of the ultimate in pioneering adventure.”—The Times (London)

“A page-turning disaster sequel that shows us a fascinating, terrifying, and ultimately hopeful view of humanity’s chances in the face of terrific adversity.”—SciFiNow

“Never has Baxter presented a more thrilling and moving glimpse of a possible future. Ark could well be his masterpiece.”—The Guardian (UK)

“[Baxter] writes brilliantly about what it might be like to experience space travel. This capacity for mixing awe-inspiring vistas with gnarly day-to-day details hasn’t diminished.”—SFX Magazine

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Alas, this smart writer creates a complex, well-crafted tale, while he is clueless about how to develop consistent, coherent characters. His people blurt out non-sequitirs and sneer and snarl for no reason except, perhaps as an amateurish attempt to make them more than mouthpieces for the author's scientific and historical narratives. What a shame.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved both of these books. Loved both of these books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a crazy thought experiment, and it succeeds as that, yet there are so many loose ends left at the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book. Nice read.