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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 - 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 - Titan
2004: NASA,s Cassini probe reaches Saturn - and the story of Titan begins. Titan is the epic saga of one woman,s will to succeed and the triumph of a dream over bureaucracy and fear. Paula Benacerraf, grandmother and astronaut, is appointed to oversee the dismantling of the Shuttle fleet after another Challenger-type disaster. Instead, she listens to the oddball JPL scientist Rosenberg, who is determined to explore the ammonia-based life Cassini discovers on Titan. Using NASA,s rusting Saturn rockets, mothballed Apollos and remaining Shuttles, frail humans are hurled, in the face of violent opposition from the military, to the edge of the Solar System. To the edge, also, of sanity.
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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.
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.
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 - 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.
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.
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 - 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…
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 - 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.
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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Time's Eye
Sir Arthur C. Clarke is a living legend, a writer whose name has been synonymous with science fiction for more than fifty years. An indomitable believer in human and scientific potential, Clarke is a genuine visionary. If Clarke has an heir among today’s science fiction writers, it is award-winning author Stephen Baxter. In each of his acclaimed novels, Baxter has demonstrated dazzling gifts of imagination and intellect, along with a rare ability to bring the most cerebral science dramatically to life. Now these two champions of humanism and scientific speculation have combined their talents in a novel sure to be one of the most talked-about of the year, a 2001 for the new millennium.
Arthur C. Clarke - Stephen Baxter - Régmúlt napok fénye
Mi lenne, ha a világon minden esemény visszanézhetővé válna? Hozzáférhetővé válna az az információ, hogy ki gázolt cserbenhagyásosan az előző héten, éppúgy, mint az, hogy mi történt meg valójában a bibliai események közül. Amikor a féregjárat-technológián alapuló időlencse találmánya nyilvánosságra kerül, mind szélesebb igény mutatkozik a használatára. Házastársi viták kibogozására, bűnesetek felderítésére vagy akár puszta nosztalgiázás céljaira is igénybe venné a Föld szinte teljes népessége. De vajon az emberek kezébe adható-e egy ilyen kényes eszköz, amely fenekestül fordíthatja föl nemcsak mindennapi életünket, de egész történelemszemléletünket is? A két díjnyertes SF-szerző közös műve egszerre kalandos és filozofikus történet az információ szabadságáról és az igazság szubjektivitásáról.
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 - 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.
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 - 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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