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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 - 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 - Obelisk
A remarkable collection of short stories and novellas from one of our greatest SF authors. This collection contains stories set in the worlds of the bestselling duology Ultima and Proxima, which expand on the characters and worlds of that series, including two brand new short stories. There are also a selection of alternate histories and possible futures, building on Baxter's work with Terry Pratchett on the Long Earth series. Confirms Stephen Baxter's place as one of the greatest practitioners of the SF short story.
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 - 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 - Flux
Star humans were engineered to exist within the mantle of a star, mere tools of their Earth-evolved makers in a war against the Xeelee, owners of the universe. Stephen Baxter's third novel in his magnificent Xeelee Sequence is an exotic and endearing story of an abandoned people. Abandoned to their fate, their history lost along with contact with their makers, Star people survive in an environment that is possibly the strangest in science fiction. Microscopic inhabitants of superfluid air above a Quantum Sea and below the tangled Crust of the Star, swimming in an electric-blue grid, the Magfield, which is subject to violent storms, Star people struggle, like us, to make sense of their world! and the threat hanging over it. Though the truth is far more disturbing and ominous than they feared, they will confront, finally, their makers, and they will rebel against the purpose for which they were created.
Stephen Baxter - Doctor Who - The Wheel of Ice
The Wheel. A ring of ice and steel turning around a moon of Saturn, and home to a mining colony supplying a resource-hungry Earth. It's a bad place to grow up. The colony has been plagued by problems. Maybe it's just gremlins, just bad luck. But the equipment failures and thefts of resources have been increasing, and there have been stories among the children of mysterious creatures glimpsed aboard the Wheel. Many of the younger workers refuse to go down the warren-like mines anymore. And then sixteen-year-old Phee Laws, surfing Saturn's rings, saves an enigmatic blue box from destruction. Aboard the Wheel, the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe find a critical situation - and they are suspected by some as the source of the sabotage. They soon find themselves caught in a mystery that goes right back to the creation of the solar system. A mystery that could kill them all.
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.
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 - 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.
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 - 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 - 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 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.
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…
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.
Arthur C. Clarke - Stephen Baxter - Firstborn
Though supposedly the last volume of Clarke and Baxter's Time Odyssey series (after 2005's Sunstorm), this intriguing and frustrating installment of the high-octane space opera ends with an astounding cliffhanger just as humans have begun to confront the ancient and super-powerful Firstborn, who attack any species that might become a rival. Having barely survived a Firstborn-created solar flare, Earth now must cope with a meteor bomb approaching from deep space. Tensions rise between secretive, paranoid forces on Earth and equally suspicious groups among the Spacers, whose identification with humanity's home is waning. Meanwhile, in a pocket universe created by the Firstborn for some inscrutable purpose, slices from different Terran eons nervously adjust to each other. The narrative leaps about too much to develop characters, but Clarke has never been as interested in individuals as in humanity's ability to accept change as a species. It's too early to tell whether that theme will be enough to carry the story to a coherent conclusion.
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.)
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 - 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 . . .
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...
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 - 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 - Manifold: Space
Few writers can combine mind bending scientific speculation with breathtaking adventure like award-winning author Stephen Baxter. In Manifold: Time, Baxter told a thrilling story in which the fate of the universe hung in the balance. It followed visionary Reid Malenfant, a man who willed humankind to explore space, and ultimately was faced with a harrowing choice between a past that never was and a future that must never be. Now, in Manifold: Space, Reid Malenfant is back. But this is a different Malenfant. And a different universe. Fueled by an insatiable curiosity, Malenfant ventures to the far edge of the solar system, where he discovers a strange artifact left behind by an alien civilization: A gateway that functions as a kind of quantum transporter, allowing virtually instantaneous travel over the vast distances of interstellar space. What lies on the other side of the gateway? Malenfant decides to find out. Yet as Malenfant embarks on a grand tour of the universe, back on Earth the Japanese scientist Nemoto fears her worst nightmares are coming true. Startling and chilling discoveries reveal that the Moon, Mars, Venus, even the Jovian moons, once thrived with life . . . life that was snuffed out in the distant past by starfaring races. Snuffed out not just once but many times, in cycles of birth and destruction as plain as they are inexplicable. One fact is clear. The recent, Earthbound arrival of the Gaijin portend the first alien visitors in a new cycle. And behind them, looms another--a species with an ominous predilection for blowing up suns. In desperation, Nemoto searches for a means of survival. Or failing that, revenge. Meanwhile Malenfant, having traveled millions of light years, is once more faced with a choice both impossible and necessary--a choice that will push him beyond terror, beyond sanity, beyond humanity itself.
Stephen Baxter - Moonseed
In the 1970s astronauts brought rock samples back from the Moon. Many remained locked away for decades … including one unique piece of bedrock, the Moonseed. At last exposed to daylight, it proves to be deadly, though not to people. It kills the Earth. In his new novel, Stephen Baxter, ‘the best SF author in Britain’ (SFX), contemplates rock – living rock. Transported to Earth by Apollo astronaut Jays Malone in 1972, a single shard of bedrock from the Moon contains within its innocuous-looking shell the power to destroy worlds. Geologist Henry Meacher – his career at JPL in ruins, his marriage over – is given a sample of the Moon bedrock to analyse. He goes with it to Edinburgh University, the only place that will have him. There the deadly Moon rock accidentally comes into contact with the Earth’s core in the form of lava from Edinburgh’s famous extinct volcanoes. It turns solid rock to seething Moonseed dust. Soon perhaps the whole world will be infected. Inspired, terrified, Henry Meacher is a changed man. If the worst happens, his plan is to take Earth’s displaced peoples from the Earth to the Moon. Baxter’s stunning story is one of disaster, desperate measures and damage limitation, forcing humanity to an excess of ingenuity and courage. Ironically, it is a newly terraformed Moon that holds the key to our survival…
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 - Iron Winter
It is 1315. And darkness is falling . . . Many generations ago the Wall was first built to hold back the sea. Northland, a country of fertile plains and ancient forests rescued from the ocean, has become a thriving civilisation based on trade, technology and tradition, centred on the ancient home of the first builders, Etxelur. The whole of Europe, spanned by the Northlanders' steam caravan lines, has been changed in ways that could never have been predicted. But nothing can last forever, not even the Wall. The weather is changing, growing colder, and in the wake of the long winters come famine, destruction and terror. And as whole nations are forced out of their lands and head for warmer climes, it seems that even Northland may not be able to endure. But there is one man, an elderly scholar, who believes he can calculate why the world is cooling, and perhaps even salvage some scraps of the great civilisation of Etxelur. As he embarks on his grand quest across the world, as nations struggle for survival and the fires of war burn in the gloom, only one thing is certain. The Ice is coming. Stephen Baxter's epic series of a changed world reaches its chilling conclusion as the medieval world fights for survival in the cold of a winter without end.
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 - 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.
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.
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.
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