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Baxter, Stephen

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Works: 318 works in 1,110 publications in 5 languages and 36,993 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  History  Historical fiction  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Author of introduction
Classifications: PR6052.A849, 823.914
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Publications about Stephen Baxter
Publications by Stephen Baxter
Most widely held works about Stephen Baxter
 
Most widely held works by Stephen Baxter
Time's eye by Arthur C Clarke( Book )
27 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 1,921 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. . .
The light of other days by Arthur C Clarke( Book )
25 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 1,863 libraries worldwide
An inventor discovers a way to us quantom physics to see anywhere, even into the past, changing the fabric of society
Sunstorm by Arthur C Clarke( Book )
25 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,754 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 2013 in English and held by 1,614 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
Flood by Stephen Baxter( Book )
17 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 1,430 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
The Long War by Terry Pratchett( Book )
15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,385 libraries worldwide
A new America called Valhalla grows restless under the controlling long arm of the Datum government, while all of the Long Earth is infused by the song of the trolls who are starting to react to humanity's thoughtless exploitation, bringing humankind to the brink of war
Evolution : a novel by Stephen Baxter( Book )
30 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,271 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
Ark by Stephen Baxter( Book )
22 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,248 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
The Long Mars by Terry Pratchett( Book )
11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,108 libraries worldwide
"The third novel in Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter's "Long Earth" series, which Io9 calls "a brilliant science fiction collaboration.""--
Coalescent by Stephen Baxter( Book )
18 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,033 libraries worldwide
Discovering he has a twin sister after the death of his father, George Poole learns his sister has been raised by an enigmatic religious group that is promoting a questionable agenda beneath the streets of Rome
Emperor by Stephen Baxter( Book )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,003 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
Exultant by Stephen Baxter( Book )
18 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and French and held by 997 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
Stone spring by Stephen Baxter( Book )
17 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 977 libraries worldwide
Ten thousand years ago, a vast, fertile plain linked 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. One day Ana meets a traveler from a far-distant city called Jericho- a town that is protected by a wall. And she starts to imagine the impossible... So begins a colossal engineering project that will take decades: the building of a wall that stretches for hundreds of miles- a wall that becomes an act of defiance against the implacable forces of nature, and an act of devotion as the bones of the dead are added to it. A wall that will change the geography of the world. And its history.--From front jacket flap
Manifold : time by Stephen Baxter( Book )
12 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 949 libraries worldwide
Battling national sabotage and international outcry, Malenfant's bootstrap company builds a spacecraft, plots its course, and trains the genetically enhanced Sheena 5 for her one-way journey. As apocalyptic riots sweep the globe, Malenfant launches the rocket. But Sheena has plans of her own. And even as she sets them in motion, the situation on Earth grows more desperate and violent
Bronze summer by Stephen Baxter( Book )
13 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 889 libraries worldwide
The prosperous people of Northland, a linear city hundreds of miles long created by the building of a Wall to hold back both the North Sea and the empires of the Bronze Age, contend with a threat from the East when decades of drought bring instability to the Eastern civilizations
Navigator by Stephen Baxter( Book )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 871 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
Moonseed by Stephen Baxter( Book )
15 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 859 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
Manifold : space by Stephen Baxter( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 808 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
Manifold : origin by Stephen Baxter( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 773 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 )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 772 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
 
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Alternative Names
Baxter, Stephen
Baxter, Stephen Michael 1957-
バクスター, スティーヴン
Languages
English (334)
German (4)
French (4)
Italian (1)
Arabic (1)
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