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"Hailed as "one of the most inventive writers that science fiction has ever produced" (SF Site), Stephen Baxter builds on the massive success of Proxima with a career-defining novel of big ideas.... On the planet of Per Ardua, alien artifacts were discovered--hatches that allowed humans to step across light-years of space as if they were stepping into another room. But this newfound freedom has consequences.... As humanity discovers the real nature of the universe, a terrifying truth comes to light. Weall have countless pasts converging in this present--and our future is terrifyingly finite. There are minds in the universe that are billions of years old and now we are vulnerable to their plans for us.... It's time to fight back and take control"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, New York :, ROC, Published by the Penguin Group,, 2015, c2014
ISBN: 9780451467737
Branch Call Number: BAXTE
Characteristics: 501 pages ; 24 cm


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Feb 20, 2018

weak book.Baxter has written some good things but his whole Romans in space is lame fanboy stuff,weak plot,weak characters,nothing to care about-skip this one.

Feb 25, 2017

Excellent work by a very knowledgeable & creative SciFi author.

Jul 01, 2016

The first novel sets up this sequel which I found somehow unsatisfying. It has some good cliff hangers and suspense but some of the premises for the alternative civilizations introduced just seemed too implausible for me to accept. This tended to weaken the story line, and the why behind the main theme.

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