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Stephen Baxter - Időhajók
A ​19. század utolsó éveiben H. G. Wells, az angolszász SF atyja megírta egyik legfontosabb művét Az időgépet, a meg nem nevezett Időjáró fantasztikus történetét, utazásokról a távoli jövőbe és vissza, a viktoriánus Angliába. De talán mégsem ő találta ki az egészet, lehetett valami valóságalapja a mesének, esetleg egy élménybeszámoló… Az Időjáró frissen előkerült, újabb kézirata csodálatos kalandokra invitálja olvasóit, többmillió éves utazásra, melynek során bepillanthatunk a morlockok és eloik által lakott Naprendszer távoli utópiájába, egy évtizedes világháború sújtotta Londonba, a paleocén őslényparadicsomába, és végül a messzi jövőbe, ahol az emberiség romjain született mechanikus életforma immár arra készül, hogy egy grandiózus terv végrehajtásával közvetlenül a kezdeténél terelje új irányba a történelmet. És mindez amiatt, mert a 19. század utolsó éveiben egy angol író regényes formában nyilvánosságra hozta egy csupán Időjáróként megnevezett személy emlékiratait. Stephen Baxter számos díjjal kitüntetett és még többre jelölt monumentális regénye a klasszikus wellsi történet újraértelmezése a tudomány és az irodalom legmodernebb eszközeivel.

Arthur C. Clarke - Stephen Baxter - A drót-kontinuum
Csaknem 60 év telt el az Utazzon dróton megjelenése óta, amikor Clarke újra elővette a teleportáció témáját, és elhatározta, hogy alaposabban körüljárja. Erősítésnek fiatal szerzőtársat vett maga mellé, és ketten együtt nagyívű történetet találtak ki egy világról, mely olyan, mint a miénk, de mégsem teljesen azonos vele. A figyelmesen olvasó SF-rajongók számára pedig, külön ajándékként, számos apró utalást rejtettek el benne Clarke klasszikus 2001-ére és folytatásaira.

Stephen Baxter - Deep ​Future
Stephen ​Baxter's popular SF novels describe fantastic journeys into deep time, both past and future, audaciously imagined but rooted in speculations by working scientists. In Deep Future he presents state-of-the-art futurology without the greasepaint and stage props of fiction. Beginning with a travelogue through a reasonably likely Year 2100, Baxter discusses problems, techniques and limits of futurology, notes that "surprise-free" predictions can be overturned by new, transforming gadgets (the automobile, the Internet), and ponders scenarios of imminent doom. Then he soars off into space and surveys the incredible wealth that awaits in our own solar system, if only we can reach out for it. Like his mentor Arthur C Clarke, Baxter coins evocative phrases. For example, describing Callisto's impermanent ice-landscapes: "The ancient craters subsided, like great geological sighs..." Next stop, the stars--with due consideration of the enormous problems of interstellar flight, and the consequences of solving them. Given exponential population growth, will we fill the Galaxy as quickly as we filled Earth? And is there anyone else out there? Baxter deals at length with this compelling issue, which sparked his "Manifold" SF novels: Time, Space and Origin. Onward, then, into the truly deep future and final thoughts on how life might still struggle on when the stars have died, the black holes are used up, and matter itself is old history. Deep Future is a lively though often chilling tour of possible futures, looking afresh at classic speculations (from Freeman Dyson, Carl Sagan and many others) and updating them for our new millennium.

Stephen Baxter - Silverhair
From ​Stephen Baxter, one of today's most acclaimed writers of science fiction and fantasy, comes this unforgettable saga of life and loss in the grand tradition of Watership Down. For fifty thousand springs, Silverhair and her kind, the last of the woolly mammoths, have lived in a remote tundra, rimmed by ice and sea and mountain. Soon to be a mother, Silverhair looks to the future with hope. But even as her life begins, the world she loves is ending. A new menace, more vicious than any enemy, is descending upon the snowlands -- a two-legged creature that kills for joy. Desperate to save their kind, Silverhair and the matriarch, Owlheart, must travel across the glacial torrents, beyond the saw-toothed mountains. There they will seek help from the distant cousins who found their destiny in the sea, and from an enemy -- an ice-faced menace known as...the Lost.

Stephen Baxter - Ark
As ​the waters rose in FLOOD, high in the Colorado mountains the US government was building an ark. Not an ark to ride the waves but an ark that would take a select few thousand people out into space to start a new future for mankind. Sent out into deep space on a journey lasting years, generations of crew members carry the hope of a new beginning on a new, incredibly distant, planet. But as time passes knowledge and purpose is lost and division and madness grows. And back on earth life, and man, find a new way. This is the epic sequel to the acclaimed FLOOD; a stirring tale of what mankind will do to survive and the perfect introduction for new readers to one of SF's greatest tropes; the generation ship. Written by one of the most significant SF writers of the last 30 years, a man considered to be the heir of Arthur C. Clarke as a writer with a unique ability to popularize science and science fiction for the largest possible audience FLOOD and ARK together form a landmark in modern SF.

Stephen Baxter - Evolution
Evolution ​follows the ebb and flow of one stream of the great river of DNA. It is a stream that will pick up, and then let go, mankind. Darwinian evolution is dramatized as a constant life and death struggle, a heroic story of endurance. It is a story that transcends generations, species, mankind and, in the end, the Earth itself.

Stephen Baxter - Stone ​Spring
Ten ​thousand years ago, a vast and fertile plain exists linking the British Isles to Europe. Home to a tribe of simple hunter-gatherers, Northland teems with nature's bounty, but is also subject to its whims. Fourteen-year-old Ana calls Northland home, but her world is changing. The air is warming, the ice is melting, and the seas are rising. Then Ana meets a traveler from a far-distant city called Jericho-a city that is protected by a wall. And she starts to imagine the impossible...

Stephen Baxter - Exultant
Twenty-five ​thousand years have worn away. Mankind has became a mighty star-spanning host, and is locked in a millennial war for the Galaxy itself. A war against the utterly unknowable Xeelee. We have survived the shock of alien occupation and for twenty millennia now humanity’s fight for survival has been led by the ‘Coalition’. You are expected to live bravely and die young - and only successful soldiers pass on their genes. It has been an immense selective-breeding programme; in this age, the superior form of human is a child soldier. And it has been successful; the ‘Third Expansion’ of mankind has swept us across the Galaxy - but it has stalled at the Galaxy centre, where the Xeelee have their fortress. And the Xeelee have survived many cosmic transitions; they aren’t going away . . .

Alastair Reynolds - Stephen Baxter - The ​Medusa Chronicles
Following ​an accident that almost cost him his life, Howard Falcon was not so much saved as he was converted, through the use of prosthetics, into something faster, stronger and smarter ...but also slightly less human and more machine than he was. And with this change came an opportunity - that of piloting a mission into Jupiter's atmosphere, and ultimately of making first contact with the life forms he discovers there. Picking up the threads of humanity versus artificial intelligences and machines, and of encounters with the alien, this collaborative novel between two superb writers is a sequel to Howard Falcon's adventures. A proper science fiction adventure, this is perfect for fans of Golden Age SF as well as the modern SF reader.

Stephen Baxter - Flood
Next ​year. Sea levels begin to rise. The change is far more rapid than any climate change predictions; metres a year. Within two years London, only 15 metres above the sea, is drowned. New York follows, the Pope gives his last address from the Vatican, Mecca disappears beneath the waves. Where is all the water coming from? Scientists estimate that the earth was formed with seas 30 times in volume their current levels. Most of that water was burnt off by the sun but some was locked in the earth's mantle. For the tip of Everest to disappear beneath the waters would require the seas to triple their volume. That amount of water is still much less than 1% of the earth's volume. And somehow it is being released. The world is drowning. The biblical flood has returned. And the rate of increase is building all the time. Mankind is on the run, heading for high ground. Nuclear submarines prowl through clouds of corpses rising from drowned cities, populations are decimated and finally the dreadful truth is known. Before 50 years have passed there will be nowhere left to run. FLOOD tells the story of mankind's final years on earth. The stories of a small group of people caught up in the struggle to survive are woven into a tale of unimaginable global disaster. And the hope offered for a unlucky few by a second great ark ...

Stephen Baxter - Antijég
Az ​1800-as évek közepén vívott krími háború fordulópontja volt Szevasztopol eleste. A hosszan elnyúló ostrom végül a jobb utánpótlási vonalakkal rendelkező szövetséges angol–török–francia csapatok javára dőlt el, melyek így megszállhatták a kiéheztetett várost. A mi világunkban. Stephen Baxter regényében a történelem menetét egy rendkívüli felfedezés forgatja fel: a Déli-sarkon egy angol utazó különleges jégre bukkan, amely melegítéskor nem vízzé olvad, hanem erős robbanást idéz elő. Ezt az antijégnek elnevezett anyagot vetik be a britek Szevasztopolnál, jóformán a földdel téve egyenlővé a várost. A felfedezésnek köszönhetően rohamos fejlődésnek indul a technika és a tudomány is, és az éjszakánként rejtélyes ikerholdak fényében fürdő Föld lakói fejüket kapkodva próbálják a lépést tartani a haladás mind sebesebben kattogó fogaskerekeivel. Baxter varázslatos gőzpunk világot épít fel a forradalmak és háborúk szaggatta 19. századi Európa romjain, megidézve Jules Verne szellemét, egyszersmind új politikai és etikai dilemmákkal szembesítve a rettentő pusztító és építő erők mellett eltörpülő ember hőseit.

Stephen Baxter - Navigator
Stephen ​Baxter's new series is full of page-turning action, intriguing mystery and awe-inspiring scientific speculation. Full of evocative historical detail and characters who jump of the page this is history lived by people whose future is not yet locked as our past. Navigator is the third of the series, and delves deep into the discovery of America.

Stephen Baxter - Xeelee
The ​books that launched Stephen Baxter's career; the creation of one of the most astonishingly ambitious universes in SF's history: brought together in one astounding volume. Stephen Baxter's epic sequence of Xeelee novels was introduced to a new generation of readers with his highly successful quartet, Destiny's Children, published by Gollancz between 2003 and 2006. But the sequence of novels began with RAFT in 1991.From there it built into perhaps the most ambitious fictitious universe ever created. Beginning with the rise and fall of sub-quantum civilisations in the first nano-seconds after the Big Bang and ending with the heat death of the universe billions of years from now the series charts the story of mankinds epic war against the ancient and unknowable alien race the Xeelee.Along the way it examines questions of physics, the nature of reality, the evolution of mankind and its possible future. It looks not just at the morality of war but at the morality of survival and our place in the universe.This is a landmark in SF. (Book description from amazon.)

Stephen Baxter - Emperor
Inscribed ​in Latin, The Prophecy has resided in the hands of a single family for generations, revealing secrets about the world that is to come, and guiding them to wealth and power... It begins when a Celtic noble betrays his people at the behest of his mother's belief in The Prophecy and sides with the conquering Roman legions. For the next 400 years, Britannia thrives-as does the family that contributed to Rome's reign over the island with the construction of Emperor Hadrian's Wall and the protection of Emperor Constantine from a coup d'état. And even when the sun begins to set on the Roman Empire, The Prophecy remains. For those capable of deciphering its signs and portents, the future of Earth is in their hands

Terry Pratchett - Stephen Baxter - A ​Hosszú háború
Egy ​évtizeddel _A Hosszú Föld_ eseményei után, az emberiség szétszóródik az átlépés megnyitotta új világokon. Ahol egykor Joshua és Lobszang járt afféle pionírként, most léghajóflották kötik össze a Földeket a kereskedelem, a kultúra és a felfedezés szálaival. Az emberiség a maga képére formálja a Hosszú Földet – cserébe pedig a Hosszú Föld a saját képére formálja az emberiséget. Egy, magát Valhallának nevező új „Amerika” jelenik meg több mint egymillió lépésre az Irányjel Földtől. És Valhalla egyre nyughatatlanabbá válik az Irányjel kormányának vezetése alatt… Az eltelt évek során a trollok – a hangyabolyszerűen gondolkodó kecses humanoidok – dala átjárta a Hosszú Földet. De most ezek a trollok is kezdenek lépéseket tenni az emberiség elkövette, ész nélküli kizsákmányolás ellen. Az immár házas Joshuát, aki egyben apa is, Lobszang magához kéreti. Szembe kell szállnia az egymással is ütköző válságokkal, amelyek azzal fenyegetik a Hosszú Földet, hogy olyan háborúba taszítják, amilyet az emberiség még sosem vívott…

Terry Pratchett - Stephen Baxter - A ​Hosszú Föld
1916: ​A NYUGATI FRONT. Percy Blakeney közlegény felébred. Üde, tavaszi fűben hever. Madárdalt hall és a szélben susogó falevelek hangját. De hova lett a senki földje sáros, véráztatta és kráterekkel teleszabdalt vidéke? 2015: MADISON, WISCONSIN. Egy zsaru, Monica Jansson egy visszahúzódó – egyesek szerint eszelős, mások szerint veszélyes – tudós kiégett otthonát vizsgálja át, amikor különös ketyerére bukkan: egy dobozkára, benne drótok, egy háromállású kapcsoló meg egy… krumpli. Ez annak a találmánynak a prototípusa, amely mindörökre megváltoztatja az emberiség világszemléletét. ÉS AKKOR MÉG FINOMAN FOGALMAZTUNK… A Hosszú Föld a Korongvilág megalkotója, Terry Pratchett és a népszerű SF-író, Stephen Baxter izgalmas, új együttműködéséből született első regény.

Arthur C. Clarke - Stephen Baxter - Az ​idő szeme
"Fergeteges ​kaland." - New York Times Book Review "Fantasztikusan szórakoztató... egy történet, amely rabul ejt azzal, hogy drámaian dolgozza fel az emberi lét alapkérdéseit... Ezt a könyvet nem lehet letenni, hiába is kéne enni, aludni vagy dolgozni." - Chicago Tribune Ahogy a titokzatos, idegen eredetű Szemek föltűnnek a Föld körül, az idő és a tér szilánkokra hasad. Így találkozik egy 21. századi ENSZ békefenntartó helikopter legénysége a brit gyarmati hadsereg viktoriánus katonáival, egy visszatérő Szojuz-kabin űrhajósai pedig Dzsingisz kán hódító mongoljaival. A különös össztörténelmi tabló szereplőit egy rejtélyes rádióadás Babilon ősi városába vonzza, ahol elkerülhetetlenné válik a különböző korok végzetes összecsapása. Az SF irodalom két nemzedékének két zsenije összefogott, és az eredmény egy olyan mű lett, amely a legmodernebb tudományos elméleteket vegyíti az örökzöld kalandtörténetek egzotikumával és izgalmaival. Semmi kétség, Clarke és Baxter közös új regényét hamarosan a klasszikusok között emlegetik majd.

Stephen Baxter - Longtusk
Even ​as a young calf, Longtusk understood the hardships the few remaining of his ancient kind had encountered when the glaciers retreated and grassy forests stole over the vast tundra the herds called home. Worst of all was when the Fireheads came - cruel, two-legged beasts who kill for pleasure. At a tender age, Longtusk became their prisoner - hobbled, abused, and stripped of his freedom. But through toil and terror, Longtusk never forgot his Clan - and he learned crucial, intimate knowledge of the Fireheads' ways, though at a terrible price. Now the time is rapidly approaching when he will have to clash with those who seek to destroy every living trace of his proud breed. And Longtusk must not shun the twisted path in front of him or what he is destined to become: the greatest hero of them all.

Stephen Baxter - Manifold: ​Time
The ​year is 2010. More than a century of ecological damage, industrial and technological expansion, and unchecked population growth has left the Earth on the brink of devastation. As the world's governments turn inward, one man dares to envision a bolder, brighter future. That man, Reid Malenfant, has a very different solution to the problems plaguing the planet: the exploration and colonization of space. Now Malenfant gambles the very existence of time on a single desperate throw of the dice. Battling national sabotage and international outcry, as apocalyptic riots sweep the globe, he builds a spacecraft and launches it into deep space. The odds are a trillion to one against him. Or are they?

Stephen Baxter - Proxima
“Stephen ​Baxter has been heralded, with some merit, as Arthur C. Clarke’s literary heir, and Proxima certainly reinforces this accolade in spades.”—Concatenation Mankind’s future in this galaxy could be all but infinite. There are hundreds of billions of red dwarf stars, lasting trillions of years—and their planets can be habitable for humans. Such is the world of Proxima Centauri. And its promise could mean the never-ending existence of humanity. But first it must be colonized, and no one wants to be a settler. There is no glamor that accompanies it, nor is there the ease of becoming a citizen of an already-tamed world. There is only hardship...loneliness...emptiness, even as war brews in the solar system. But that’s where Yuri comes in. Because sometimes exploration isn’t voluntary. It must be coerced.

Stephen Baxter - Conqueror
The ​second novel in a thrilling alternate-history series-from national bestselling author Stephen Baxter. Three centuries have passed since Rome fell, as The Prophecy foretold. Now The Prophecy's scroll is in the hands of a young girl, the last surviving member of the family who received The Prophecy. She lives in tranquility, disguisd as a boy among the monks on the isle of Lindisfarne-until the Vikings come, deliberately destroying the final copies of the scroll. But it remains in her memory, and when William of Normandy, who history will call the Conqueror, rises to power, once more the fate of the land rests on actions inspired by those age-old words. But as time passes, memory of The Prophecy dims--and the veiled girl struggles to understand her heritage before all knowledge of the future will be lost to the past.

Stephen Baxter - Resplendent
RESPLENDENT ​is a collection of stories that encompasses mankind's epic fight for survival against the Xeelee, a narrative of how man will change and evolve over our epic journey out into the universe. These tales will encompass the rise of sub-molecular empires in the first nanoseconds after the Big Bang to mankind's final transformation. Full of cutting-edge science, descriptions of time and space on a mind-boggling scale and memorable, all-too-human characters. It is both the capstone to one of the most significant series in the history of SF and a remarkable achievement in its own right. This is a mature and uniquely talented writer at the height of his powers.

Stephen Baxter - The ​Massacre of Mankind
It ​has been 14 years since the Martians invaded England. The world has moved on, always watching the skies but content that we know how to defeat the Martian menace. Machinery looted from the abandoned capsules and war-machines has led to technological leaps forward. The Martians are vulnerable to earth germs. The Army is prepared. So when the signs of launches on Mars are seen, there seems little reason to worry. Unless you listen to one man, Walter Jenkins, the narrator of Wells' book. He is sure that the Martians have learned, adapted, understood their defeat. He is right. Thrust into the chaos of a new invasion, a journalist - sister-in-law to Walter Jenkins - must survive, escape and report on the war. The Massacre of Mankind has begun.

Arthur C. Clarke - Stephen Baxter - Elsőszülöttek
Az ​Elsőszülöttek a történelem kezdete óta szemmel tartották az emberiséget, és amikor a Föld elérte a 21. század fejlettségi szintjét, a tettek mezejére léptek. Először végrehajtották az Időtörést, és a bolygót apró darabkáiból újraalkotva kísérleti laboratóriumot hoztak létre egy párhuzamos világegyetem formájában, hogy közelebbről tanulmányozhassák a legkülönbözőbb korokból elhurcolt emberpéldányokat. Azután gigantikus napkitöréssel próbálták eltörölni civilizációnk utolsó nyomát is, de egy páratlan nemzetközi összefogásnak köszönhetően tervük nem járt sikerrel. Most, hogy a Föld végre kezd kilábalni a napvihar okozta természeti és társadalmi zűrzavarból, mind több baljós jel utal arra, hogy az Elsőszülöttek még nem adták föl elpusztításunkra szőtt terveiket. Vajon ezúttal milyen kozmikus „végső megoldást” főztek ki galaktikus boszorkánykonyhájukban? Egy biztos csak: az emberiség túlélésének kulcsfigurája Bisesa Dutt, az egykori ENSZ-katona, aki évtizedes krioálmából ébredve hirtelen ismét az események középpontjában találja magát, élő kapcsot képezve a Föld és a párhuzamos világban új utakat járó párja, a Mir között. Az angol és az egyetemes SF-irodalom két szupersztárjának fantáziája nem ismer határokat, aprólékosan kidolgozott Időodisszeia-ciklusuk befejezéseként egy lélegzetelállító izgalmakat tartogató akcióregényt alkottak, amely azonban a technikai csodák és a pergő cselekmény mellett fontos gondolatokkal is szolgál. "Az _Elsőszülöttek_ a trilógia leginkább clarke-i kötete. Emlékezetünkbe idézi azokat a klasszikus történeteket, amelyek eredetileg megszeretették velünk az SF-et." - Locus "A szerzők ravaszul illesztgetik össze az elképzelt jövő történelmének kirakós-darabkáit, lendülettel és nagy gonddal szőve csábító hálójukat az olvasó köré." - SciFi Weekly

Stephen Baxter - Bronze ​Summer
The ​wall that Ana's people built has long outlasted her and history has been changed. The British Isles are still one with the European mainland and Doggerland has become a vibrant and rich land which has drawn the attention of the Greeks. An invasion is mounted and soon Greek Biremes are grinding ashore to change the world forever.

Stephen Baxter - Ring
Michael ​Poole's wormholes constructed in the orbit of Jupiter had opened the galaxy to humankind. Then Poole tried looping a wormhole back on itself, tying a knot in space and ripping a hole in time. It worked. Too well. Poole was never seen again. Then from far in the future, from a time so distant that the stars themselves were dying embers, came an urgent SOS--and a promise. The universe was doomed, but humankind was not. Poole had stumbled upon an immense artifact, light-years across, fabricated from the very string of the cosmos. The universe had a door. And it was open...

Stephen Baxter - Ultima
Fresh ​from his latest collaboration with Terry Pratchett on the Long Earth sequence Stephen Baxter now returns to the mysteries and challanges first hinted at in his acclaimed novel PROXIMA. In PROXIMA we discovered ancient alien artifacts on the planet of Per Ardua - hatches that allowed us to step across light years of space as if we were stepping into another room. The universe opened up to us. Now in ULTIMA the consequences of this new freedom make themselves felt. And we discover that there are minds in the universe that are billions of years old and they have a plan for us. For some of us. But as we learn the true nature of the universe we also discover that we have countless pasts all meeting in this present and that our future is terrifyingly finite. It's time for us to fight to take back control. This is grand scale, big idea SF of the best possible sort. It is set to build on the massive success of PROXIMA and define Stephen Baxter's work going forward.

Stephen Baxter - Anti-Ice
A ​new element has been discovered in a hidden vein near the South Pole. Anti-ice is harmless until warmed, when it releases vast energies that promise new wonders and threaten new horrors beyond humankind's wildest dreams.

Stephen Baxter - Voyage
The ​space mission of a lifetime An epic saga of America's might-have-been, Voyage is a powerful, sweeping novel of how, if President Kennedy had lived, we could have sent a manned mission to Mars in the 1980s. Imaginatively created from the true lives and real events., Voyage returns to the geniuses of NASA and the excitement of the Saturn rocket, and includes historical figures from Neil Armstrong to Ronald Reagan who are interwoven with unforgettable characters whose dreams mirror the promise of a young space program that held the world in thrall. There is: Dana, the Nazi camp survivor who achieves the dream of his hated masters; Gershon, the Vietnam fighter jock determined to be the first African-American to land on another planet; and Natalie York, the brilliant geologist/astronaut who risks a career and love for the chance to run her fingers through the soil of another world.

Arthur C. Clarke - Stephen Baxter - The ​Light of Other Days
The ​Light of Other Days is a 2000 science fiction novel by Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter, which explores the development of wormhole technology to the point where information can be passed instantaneously between points in the space-time continuum.

Stephen Baxter - Weaver
The ​climax of the “fascinating”( Locus) alternate-history series— from the national bestselling author of Navigator, Conqueror, and Emperor. It is a war that has been fought throughout the centuries—with the fate of Rome to Christendom to modern America at stake. Now, during World War II, Germany launches a successful invasion of England. But in secret they are waging a war on an even larger scale. Trapped in the middle of it is Mary Wooler, an American historian caught in the Blitz and tangled up in strands of history; her son Gary, fighting a ruthless invader at civilization’s frontier; and Ben Kaman, a Jewish refugee whose very dreams place him at the heart of a conspiracy that threatens the very fabric of the tapestry of time.

Terry Pratchett - Stephen Baxter - The ​Long Cosmos
2070-71. ​Nearly six decades after Step Day and in the Long Earth, the new Next post-human society continues to evolve. For Joshua Valienté, now in his late sixties, it is time to take one last solo journey into the High Meggers: an adventure that turns into a disaster. Alone and facing death, his only hope of salvation lies with a group of trolls. But as Joshua confronts his mortality, the Long Earth receives a signal from the stars. A signal that is picked up by radio astronomers but also in more abstract ways – by the trolls and by the Great Traversers. Its message is simple but ts implications are enormous: JOIN US. The super-smart Next realise that the Message contains instructions on how to develop an immense artificial intelligence but to build it they have to seek help from throughout the industrious worlds of mankind. Bit by bit, byte by byte, they assemble a computer the size of a continent – a device that will alter the Long Earth’s place within the cosmos and reveal the ultimate, life-affirming goal of those who sent the Message. Its impact will be felt by and resonate with all – mankind and other species, young and old, communities and individuals – who inhabit the Long Earths…

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