Most widely held works about Stephen Baxter
Most widely held works by Stephen Baxter
The light of other days by Arthur C Clarke ( Book )
33 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,811 libraries worldwide
An inventor discovers a way to us quantom physics to see anywhere, even into the past, changing the fabric of society.
Time's eye by Arthur C Clarke ( Book )
30 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,673 libraries worldwide
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. TIME'S EYE For eons, Earth has been under observation by the Firstborn, beings almost as old as the universe itself. The Firstborn are unknown to humankind- until they act. In an instant, Earth is carved up and reassembled like a huge jigsaw puzzle. Suddenly the planet and every living thing on it no longer exist in a single timeline. Instead, the world becomes a patchwork of eras, from prehistory to 2037, each with its own indigenous inhabitants. Scattered across the planet are floating silver orbs impervious to all weapons and impossible to communicate with. Are these technologically advanced devices responsible for creating and sustaining the rifts in time? Are they cameras through which inscrutable alien eyes are watching? Or are they something stranger and more terrifying still? The answer may lie in the ancient city of Babylon, where two groups of refugees from 2037-three cosmonauts returning to Earth from the International Space Station, and three United Nations peacekeepers on a mission in Afghanistan-have detected radio signals: the only such signals on the planet, apart from their own. The peacekeepers find allies in nineteenth-century British troops and in the armies of Alexander the Great. The astronauts, crash-landed in the steppes of Asia, join forces with the Mongol horde led by Genghis Khan. The two sides set out for Babylon, each determined to win the race for knowledge ... and the power that lies within. Yet the real power is beyond human control, perhaps even human understanding. As two great armies face off before the gates of Babylon, it watches, waiting. ...
Sunstorm by Arthur C Clarke ( Book )
25 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,470 libraries worldwide
A woman stumbles upon a mysterious portal that links back to the Firstborn, omnipotent beings responsible for the upheaval of history and the creators of the notorious black monolith of "2001: A Space Odyssey."
Firstborn by Arthur C Clarke ( Book )
21 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,357 libraries worldwide
Failing to eliminate life on Earth after their first attack, the Firstborn send a Q-bomb weapon to finish the job. Two cryogenically frozen females and a group of scientists studying the Eye, an artifact of the Firstborn, may be the only hope of finding a way to counter the onslaught.
Evolution : a novel by Stephen Baxter ( Book )
22 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,145 libraries worldwide
An epic science fiction adventure dramatizes some 165 million years of human evolution, from the prehistoric world to the quest for outer space.
Flood by Stephen Baxter ( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,081 libraries worldwide
Four hostages are finally released, but they face a world suddenly inundated as vast amounts of water is released from the earth's mantle. As the world's cities and countries disappear under the rising seas, humanity faces unimaginable global disaster.
Coalescent by Stephen Baxter ( Book )
17 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and French and held by 926 libraries worldwide
Discovering he has a twin sister after the death of his father, george poole confronts difficult feelings about his family when he learns his sister has been raised by an enigmatic religious group that is promoting a questionable agenda beneath the streets of Rome.
Manifold : time by Stephen Baxter ( Book )
9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 890 libraries worldwide
Hailed by Arthur C. Clarke as "a major new talent, " Stephen Baxter is one of the most gifted writers to appear in the last decade. His stunning novels combine state-of-the-art scientific speculation with nonstop adventure on a cosmic scale, continuing the grand tradition of science fiction pioneered by such giants as Isaac Asimov and Robert E. Heinlein.
Ark by Stephen Baxter ( Book )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 886 libraries worldwide
It's the year 2041. The oceans have risen rapidly, and soon the entire planet will be submerged. But hope has arisen with the discovery of another life-sustaining planet light-year away. Only a small number will be able to make the journey-- and the competition for survival can kill human compassion.
Moonseed by Stephen Baxter ( Book )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 878 libraries worldwide
A rock brought by a spaceship from the moon touches off volcanic explosions which are destroying Earth. The rock contains moonseed, a substance believed responsible for the explosion of Venus. Preparations begin for the mass migration of humanity to the moon.
Exultant by Stephen Baxter ( Book )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and French and held by 851 libraries worldwide
In a continuing study of human evolution, a journey to the far future depicts a world in which a far-flung human race has perfected war as a way of life as they confront the deadly threat of an implacable alien foe.
Emperor by Stephen Baxter ( Book )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 836 libraries worldwide
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'Žtat.
Manifold : space by Stephen Baxter ( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 787 libraries worldwide
"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." -- Jacket.
Navigator by Stephen Baxter ( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 771 libraries worldwide
As the fearsome war between Christianity and Islam leaves its mark across the land, a rogue Spanish priest dreams of the final defeat of Islam, for he has found a rent in the tapestry of time, a point where agents from the future used diabolical weapons of destruction to change history. Centuries later, in 1492, as men of vision weary of the strife and are drawn to the unknown West, one such explorer seeks the funding for his voyage--while a mysterious Weaver plots to unravel the strands of time and stop him.--From publisher description.
Voyage by Stephen Baxter ( Book )
23 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 725 libraries worldwide
An alternate-history novel on a manned mission to Mars. It takes place because President Kennedy did not die. With his backing interplanetary research continues to flourish, rather than being cut off in favor of the shuttle program. The protagonists are three astronauts: a white man, a black one and a woman.
Manifold : origin by Stephen Baxter ( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 709 libraries worldwide
Astronaut Reid Malenfant examines an alien red moon in the hopes of finding his wife, who with others has been pulled into an unknown dimension of the universe.
Transcendent by Stephen Baxter ( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and French and held by 681 libraries worldwide
In the third volume of the Destiny's Children trilogy, human beings from half a million years in the future come back in time to make contact with a near future generation of humankind.
Conqueror by Stephen Baxter ( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 657 libraries worldwide
The second installment of a four-book alternate history epic traces the rise of a powerful family whose successes are linked to an ancient prophecy that guides their financial and political choices.
Weaver by Stephen Baxter ( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 592 libraries worldwide
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.
Titan by Stephen Baxter ( Book )
20 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 518 libraries worldwide
When signs of organic life are discovered on Saturn's largest moon, Paula Benacerraf proposes a mission that borders on the impossible, and while in space they discover a universal secret that will change lives forever, on Earth, environmental destruction and other disasters occur that hold the human race in jeopardy.
Adventure stories Alternative histories (Fiction) America Astronauts Audiobooks Biography Climatic changes Columbus, Christopher Cults Discovery and exploration, Spanish Dystopias End of the world Evolution (Biology) Exploration of outer space Explorers Fiction Floods Friendship Genetic engineering Geologists Geology Germans Great Britain Historical fiction History Hominids Hutton, James,--1726-1797 Intellectual life Italy--Rome Life on other planets Mammoths Mars (Planet) Mathematicians Montana Outer space Prehistoric peoples Prophecies Quantum theory Saturn (Planet)--Titan (Satellite) Science fiction Science fiction, English Scotland Space and time Space flight Spain Time Time travel Transgenic organisms United States World War (1939-1945)
Baxter, Stephen Michael, 1957-
No Linguistic content (1)