stephen baxter

  1. T

    (Found) Same character, different backgrounds

    c2000 book series. The character (forgot his name) is the protagonist in each book but the settings are different. The titles were all like ?????:Time or ?????:Space ( or maybe vis- a -versa). The different settings were all VAST…for example, the time one had the character experiencing such...
  2. Vertigo

    The Long Mars by Stephen Baxter and Terry Pratchett

    The third book in the Long Earth series, Long Mars continues the story of humanity’s discovery, exploration and exploitation of the multi-universe parallel Earths and now Marses (as a word never designed to be pluralised this is what the authors went with). It’s hard to know what more to say as...
  3. CTRandall

    Proxima by Stephen Baxter

    Proxima is, ostensibly, about humanity’s first attempts at colonizing a planet in a different solar system. I say “ostensibly” because, really, the story is also about tensions between the United Nations, which has control of Mercury and part of Mars, and China, which controls part of Mars and...
  4. Vertigo

    The Medusa Chronicles by Stephen Baxter and Alastair Reynolds

    The Medusa Chronicles is a sequel to Arthur C Clarke’s novella A Meeting with Medusa (which I quickly read before this book), and I suspect you are always going to be taking a chance writing a sequel today (2016) to a story written so long ago (1971) and I think that this book suffers from that...
  5. AE35Unit

    Titan by Stephen Baxter

    This is quite a book, written in 1997 but set between 2004 and 2016 (and beyond...) Not only is the book quite big at 580 pages but it presents a big concept. In some ways it's like his earlier book 'Voyage', which describes a prospective trip to Mars. Titan is similar with all its politics and...
  6. Perpetual Man

    Review: the long earth by terry pratchett and stephen baxter

    Terry Pratchett is so well known for his Discworld novels that it is hard to know how to react when he steps out from under their shadow and tries something totally different. This is very much the case where he teams up with noted science fiction writer Stephen Baxter to write the Long Earth...
  7. S

    Gollancz launch new sci-fi epic from Stephen Baxter

    10th August 2011 05:08 PM Kerry Butters Gollancz have announced the launch of a new sci-fi epic, Bronze Summer, from renowned author Stephen Baxter, due out next month. Centuries have passed. The wall that Ana’s people built has long outlasted her and history has been changed. The British...
  8. ctg

    Sir Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter - Long War

    How lucky am I? Mrs Ctg spent a bit of money to acquire tickets to the only appearance of Sir Pratchett this year. Is anybody else coming?
  9. J-Sun

    Stephen Baxter's The Time Ships

    I generally like Baxter and hate to start a thread on a negative note but most people seem to love The Time Ships, so I figure it'll quickly turn positive and Baxter's never going to get his forum if people like me tack stuff like this on to the Stephen Baxter anyone? thread like I was...
  10. Ian Whates

    Stephen Baxter and Russian Meteors

    Stephen Baxter has just sent me through a link to the following article in the New York Times, in which he and others discuss the recent meteor strike in Russia. He uses the opportunity to name-check the BSFA (of which he is the president and I'm the chairman). Good man! :)...
  11. Ian Whates

    Imaginings: the way ahead for quality short fiction; Tanith Lee, Stephen Baxter etc

    Anthologies and short story collections are not exactly in vogue with the major publishing houses. The result is that many of our finest authors, who have produced an excellent canon of short stories in magazines, anthologies, webzines, etc, have not seen their work gathered and published in a...
  12. Ian Whates

    Arthur C Clarke tribute: Neil Gaiman, Charles Stross, Stephen Baxter et al

    Fables from the Fountain Edited by Ian Whates A volume of all original stories written as homage to Arthur C. Clarke’s classic Tales from the White Hart, featuring many of today’s top genre writers. The Fountain, a traditional London pub situated in Holborn, just off Chancery Lane, where...
  13. bobbo19

    Stephen Baxter anyone?

    I was just intrigued to know, as to why Stephen Banks one the best British sci-fi writers does not have an authors section on this website?
  14. Werthead

    Flood by Stephen Baxter

    Here's a review of Baxter's latest, the ARC of which was shipped to me in a very nice waterproof evidence bag :)
  15. S

    resplendent by stephen baxter ending

    Hi Can somebody clear up a few points for me about the book resplendent by stephen baxter. At the end of the book, why did simat become a virtual. Also what did the machines change on earth because simat asked them to. these things have been bugging me since i finished it.
  16. R

    Baxter, Stephen- Voyage

    1957, The Russians, using their ex-Nazi scientists, put Sputnik, the worlds first artificial satellite into space. America and its ex-Nazi Scientists are left with egg on face. 1961, The worlds first man in space leaves America with egg on face again. President Kennedy vows that the US will...
  17. Brian G Turner

    Stephen Baxter

    Any appraisals of his writing here? Bought "Titan" a while back, and tried to start it the other day - but the first couple of pages appeared to be a full scale description of someone putting on a space suit. Yes - clever that he researched the names for the fittings - but it put myself quite...
  18. P

    Foundation Trilogy by Benford, Baxter and Brin? (Isaac Asimov)

    So who has read any of these. I started the benford book but I must say he is a little bit boring. I am going to give it another go at some point (probably have to start again) and hope it gets better, mainly because i know the other two authors will be better books. Anybody else read them?