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Baxter, Stephen

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Works: 255 works in 971 publications in 4 languages and 36,863 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Science fiction  Historical fiction 
Classifications: PR6052.A849, 823.914
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Publications about Stephen Baxter
Publications by Stephen Baxter
Most widely held works by Stephen Baxter
The long earth by Terry Pratchett( Book )
14 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,021 libraries worldwide
1916: The Western Front. Private Percy Blakeney wakes up. He is lying on fresh spring grass. He can hear birdsong and the wind in the leaves. Where have the mud, blood, and blasted landscape of no-man's-land gone? For that matter, where has Percy gone? 2015: Madison, Wisconsin. Police officer Monica Jansson is exploring the burned-out home of a reclusive--some say mad, others allege dangerous--scientist who seems to have vanished. Sifting through the wreckage, Jansson find a curious gadget: a box containing some rudimentary wiring, a three-way switch, and a potato. It is the prototype of an invention that will change the way humankind views the world forever. The "stepper" enables a person using it to step sideways into another America, another wherever that person happened to be, another Earth. And if the person using it keeps on stepping, they keep on entering even more Earths. This is the Long Earth. And the further away a stepper travels, the stranger -- and sometimes more dangerous -- the Earths become
Time's eye by Arthur C Clarke( Book )
26 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 1,920 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 1,871 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 1,760 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 )
22 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,609 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 )
16 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 1,432 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
Evolution : a novel by Stephen Baxter( Book )
27 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,273 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 )
20 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,239 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 War by Terry Pratchett( Book )
9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,136 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
Coalescent by Stephen Baxter( Book )
19 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,042 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 )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,013 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 )
16 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 992 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
Manifold : time by Stephen Baxter( Book )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 957 libraries worldwide
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. But as the world's governments turn inward, one man dares to gamble on 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
Stone spring by Stephen Baxter( Book )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 929 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
Navigator by Stephen Baxter( Book )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 879 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 )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 862 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
Bronze summer by Stephen Baxter( Book )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 839 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
Manifold : space by Stephen Baxter( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 836 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 777 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 )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 769 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 (316)
French (2)
Arabic (1)
Italian (1)
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