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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 - 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 . . .

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 - The ​Web - GulliverZone
Welcome ​to the infinite worlds of The Web February 7, 2027 is World Peace Day. All over the world, celebrations are in full swing. There's even free access to the Web today-a chance to sample the infinite worlds and endless possibilities of virtual reality. Finally, a chance for Sarah to spin into the Web. Too bad she has to bring her little brother, George, with her. But Sarah knows she'll have a great time in GulliverZone, the best theme park in the Web, anyway. What Sarah doesn't know is that February 7, 2027, will turn out to be a day of danger beyond imagination. The peace that is being celebrated in the real world does not extend into cyberspace. A mysterious being known only as the Sorceress seeks to use the Web for her own purposes...and she won't let anything-or anybody-stand her in way....

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.

Terry Pratchett - Stephen Baxter - The ​Long Mars
2040-2045: ​In the years after the catalcysmic Yellowstone eruption there is a massive economic dislocation as populations flee Datum Earth to the Long Earth worlds. Sally, Joshua, Lobsang are all involved in this perilous work when, out of the blue, Sally is contacted by her long-vanished father and inventor of the original Stepper, Willis Linsay. He is planning a fantastic voyage across the Long Mars – but he has ulterior motives for wanting Sally to make the journey with him. For what he seeks is an advanced alien technology which he believes will help mankind’s post-Yellowstone recovery. Meanwhile Maggie Kauffman has embarked on a incredible journey of her own, leading an expedition to the outer limits of the far Long Earth. And Joshua becomes embroiled in the appearance of the Next: super-bright post humans who are beginning to emerge from their 'Long Childhood' in the community called Happy Landings. A Next boy has been rejected by normal-human society and is incarcerated in the Madison Home and, now the authorities - inevitably afraid of anything or anyone not deemed 'normal' - order a crackdown on the abnormal Next children, sequestring them together in a military base. As Joshua and Nelson liberate the children a dramatic showdown seems inevitable over whether to eliminate this potential rival to mankind from the Long Earth...

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.

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 - 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 - World ​Engines
In ​the year 2570, a sleeper will wake . . . In the mid-21st century, the Kernel, a strange object on a five-hundred-year-orbit, is detected coming from high above the plane of the solar system. Could it be an alien artefact? In the middle of climate-change crises, there is no mood for space-exploration stunts - but Reid Malenfant, elderly, once a shuttle pilot and frustrated would-be asteroid miner, decides to go take a look anyway. Nothing more is heard of him. But his ex-wife, Emma Stoney, sets up a trust fund to search for him the next time the Kernel returns . . . By 2570 Earth is transformed. A mere billion people are supported by advanced technology on a world that is almost indistinguishable from the natural, with recovered forests, oceans, ice caps. It is not an age for expansion; there are only small science bases beyond the Earth. But this is a world you would want to live in: a Star Trek without the stars. After 500 years the Kernel returns, and a descendant of Stoney, who Malenfant will call Emma II, mounts a mission to see what became of Malenfant. She finds him still alive, cryo-preserved . . . His culture-shock encounter with a conservative future is entertaining . . . But the Kernel itself turns out to be attached to a kind of wormhole, through which Malenfant and Emma II, exploring further, plummet back in time, across five billion years . . .

Stephen Baxter - The ​Time Ships
There ​is a secret passage through time ...and it leads all the way to the end of Eternity. But the journey has a terrible cost. It alters not only the future but the "present" in which we live. A century after the publication of H. G. Wells' immortal _The Time Machine_, Stephen Baxter, today's most acclaimed new "hard SF" author, and the acknowledged heir to the visionary legacy of Wells, Heinlein, and Clarke, returns to the distant conflict between the Eloi and the Morlocks in a story that is at once an exciting expansion, and a radical departure based on the astonishing new understandings of quantum physics.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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 - 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.

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…

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.

Terry Pratchett - Stephen Baxter - A ​Hosszú Mars
A ​Hosszú Földön káosz uralkodik. A yellowstone-i vulkánkitörés következménye igazi kataklizma: a civilizáció kezd összeomlani. Míg a lakosság átmenekül az átlépéssel elérhető Földek viszonylagos biztonságába, addig Sally Linsay, Joshua Valienté és Lobszang megtesznek minden tőlük telhetőt, hogy segítsék a legkevésbé sem veszélytelen romeltakarítást. Joshuát azonban az otthonához közelebb bekövetkező válság szólítja el: fiatal, szuperokos poszthumánok újonnan megjelent faja fenyegeti a „normális” emberi társadalom status quóját, és az erőszakos összeütközés elkerülhetetlennek látszik. Közben Sallyvel kapcsolatba lép rég eltűnt apja, Willis Linsay, az eredeti Átlépő-doboz különc feltalálója. Fantasztikus utazásra készül, és azt akarja, hogy a lánya is tartson vele. De vajon mi az igazi célja? Az emberiségre és magára a Hosszú Földre is egy veszedelmes, új kaland vár.

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 - Manifold: ​Origin
“ONE ​OF THE BEST SF WRITERS IN THE BUSINESS . . . [Manifold: Origin is] filled with marvelous scientific speculations, strange events, novel concepts, and an awe-inspiring sense of the wonders of the universe.” –Science Fiction Chronicle In the year 2015, astronaut Reid Malenfant is flying over the African continent, intent on examining a mysterious glowing construct in Earth’s orbit. But when the very fabric of the sky tears open, spilling living creatures to the ground and pulling others inside (including his wife, Emma), Malenfant’s quest to uncover the unknown becomes personal. While desperately searching to discover what happened to the woman he loves, Malenfant embarks upon an adventure to the very fount of human development . . . on earth and beyond.

Stephen Baxter - 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.

Stephen Baxter - 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.

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 ...

Terry Pratchett - Stephen Baxter - The ​Long War
A ​generation after the events of _The Long Earth_, mankind has spread across the new worlds opened up by Stepping. Where Joshua and Lobsang once pioneered, now fleets of airships link the stepwise Americas with trade and culture. Mankind is shaping the Long Earth - but in turn the Long Earth is shaping mankind ... A new 'America', called Valhalla, is emerging more than a million steps from Datum Earth, with core American values restated in the plentiful environment of the Long Earth - and Valhalla is growing restless under the control of the Datum government... Meanwhile the Long Earth is suffused by the song of the trolls, graceful hive-mind humanoids. But the trolls are beginning to react to humanity's thoughtless exploitation ... Joshua, now a married man, is summoned by Lobsang to deal with a gathering multiple crisis that threatens to plunge the Long Earth into a war unlike any mankind has waged before.

Arthur C. Clarke - Stephen Baxter - Napvihar
„Újabb ​fergeteges kaland, már alig vártuk.” − New York Times Book Rewiew „Azoknak, akik a fantasztikus regényekben is szeretik a jól megalapozott tudományt és a problémamegoldásra kész embereket.” − Publisher Weekly 2037. június 9. Bisesa Dutt, az ENSZ békefenntartó erőinek hadnagya felbukkan Londonban, öt évvel azután, hogy átzuhant egy párhuzamos világba. Csakhogy a Földön eközben mindössze egyetlen nap telt el, és látszólag senki nem tud arról a jelenségről, amely a bolygó körül darabjaira törte a téridőt. Aztán egy rekordméretű napkitörés szinte megbénítja az emberi civilizációt, és a csillagászok közlik, ez még csak előfutára volt a fenyegető igazi katasztrófának. Megakadályozható-e a világégés, különösen ha kiderül, hogy egy idegen értelem mozgatja a háttérből a szálakat? Az SF két élő klasszikusa tovább szövi lebilincselő meséjét az emberi faj újabb Odisszeiájáról, amelyben régről ismert, emlékezetes fordulatok váltogatják egymást kiszámíthatatlanul sorjázó, eredeti ötletekkel.

Stephen Baxter - Raft
Stephen ​Baxter's highly acclaimed first novel and the beginning of his stunning Xeelee Sequence. A spaceship from Earth accidentally crossed through a hole in space-time to a universe where the force of gravity is one billion times as strong as the gravity we know. Somehow the crew survived, aided by the fact that they emerged into a cloud of gas surrounding a black hole, which provided a breathable atmosphere. Five hundred years later, their descendants still struggle for existence, divided into two main groups. The Miners live on the Belt, a ramshackle ring of dwellings orbiting the core of a dead star, which they excavate for raw materials. These can be traded for food from the Raft, a structure built from the wreckage of the ship, on which a small group of scientists preserve the ancient knowledge which makes survival possible. Rees is a Miner whose curiosity about his world makes him stow away on a flying tree -- just one of the many strange local lifeforms -- carrying trade between the Belt and the Raft. Accepted as an apprentice scientist, he learns that their world is dying, and that in order to live these survivors must contemplate a journey even more perilous and fantastic than that of their ancestors.

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.

Terry Pratchett - Stephen Baxter - The ​Long Utopia
The ​fourth novel in Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter’s internationally bestselling “Long Earth” series, hailed as “a brilliant science fiction collaboration . . . a love letter to all Pratchett fans, readers, and lovers of wonder everywhere” (Io9). 2045-2059. Human society continues to evolve on Datum Earth, its battered and weary origin planet, as the spread of humanity progresses throughout the many Earths beyond. Lobsang, now an elderly and complex AI, suffers a breakdown, and disguised as a human attempts to live a “normal” life on one of the millions of Long Earth worlds. His old friend, Joshua, now in his fifties, searches for his father and discovers a heretofore unknown family history. And the super-intelligent post-humans known as “the Next” continue to adapt to life among “lesser” humans. But an alarming new challenge looms. An alien planet has somehow become “entangled” with one of the Long Earth worlds and, as Lobsang and Joshua learn, its voracious denizens intend to capture, conquer, and colonize the new universe—the Long Earth—they have inadvertently discovered. World-building, the intersection of universes, the coexistence of diverse species, and the cosmic meaning of the Long Earth itself are among the mind-expanding themes explored in this exciting new installment of Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter's extraordinary Long Earth series.

Arthur C. Clarke - Stephen Baxter - Sunstorm
When ​Sir Arthur C. Clarke, the greatest science fiction writer ever, teams up with award-winning author Stephen Baxter, who shares Clarke’s bold vision of a future where technology and humanism advance hand in hand, the result is bound to be a book of stellar ambition and accomplishment. Such was the case with Time’s Eye. Now, in the highly anticipated sequel, Clarke and Baxter draw their epic to a triumphant conclusion that is as mind-blowing as anything in Clarke’s famous Space Odyssey series. SUNSTORM Returned to the Earth of 2037 by the Firstborn, mysterious beings of almost limitless technological prowess, Bisesa Dutt is haunted by the memories of her five years spent on the strange alternate Earth called Mir, a jigsaw-puzzle world made up of lands and people cut out of different eras of Earth’s history. Why did the Firstborn create Mir? Why was Bisesa taken there and then brought back on the day after her original disappearance? Bisesa’s questions receive a chilling answer when scientists discover an anomaly in the sun’s core–an anomaly that has no natural cause is evidence of alien intervention over two thousand years before. Now plans set in motion millennia ago by inscrutable watchers light-years away are coming to fruition in a sunstorm designed to scour the Earth of all life in a bombardment of deadly radiation. Thus commences a furious race against a ticking solar time bomb. But even now, as apocalypse looms, cooperation is not easy for the peoples and nations of the Earth. Religious and political differences threaten to undermine every effort. And all the while, the Firstborn are watching...

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