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Flux By Stephen Baxter

Flux
by Stephen Baxter

Star humans were engineered to exist within the mantle of a star, mere tools of their Earth-evolved makers in a war against the Xeelee, owners of the universe. Stephen Baxter's third novel in his magnificent Xeelee Sequence is an exotic and endearing story of an abandoned people.

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Flux by Stephen Baxter

Star humans were engineered to exist within the mantle of a star, mere tools of their Earth-evolved makers in a war against the Xeelee, owners of the universe. Stephen Baxter's third novel in his magnificent Xeelee Sequence is an exotic and endearing story of an abandoned people.

Abandoned to their fate, their history lost along with contact with their makers, Star people survive in an environment that is possibly the strangest in science fiction. Microscopic inhabitants of superfluid air above a Quantum Sea and below the tangled Crust of the Star, swimming in an electric-blue grid, the Magfield, which is subject to violent storms, Star people struggle, like us, to make sense of their world... and the threat hanging over it.

Though the truth is far more disturbing and ominous than they feared, they will confront, finally, their makers, and they will rebel against the purpose for which they were created.

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Flux Reviews


`The most important living science-fiction writer in the country'
THE TIMES

`The best SF writer in Britain'
SFX

Praise for The Xeelee Sequence:

`Polishes its ideas with such realistic brilliance you can see a whole civilization in it'
THE TIMES

`Fast paced, strong on suspense, efficiently written, and has moral weight, but it is in the creation of a genuinely strange and believable new universe that Baxter excels... rigorous, vigorous SF at its enjoyable best'
TIME OUT

`Arthur C. Clarke, Poul Anderson, Isaac Asimov and Robert Heinlein succeeded in doing it, but very few others. Now Stephen Baxter joins their exclusive ranks - writing science fiction in which the science is right, the author knowledgeable, and the extrapolations a sheer pleasure to read, admire, enjoy'
NEW SCIENTIST

`Almost perfect... RAFT is very, very hard SF and it's great fun'
INTERZONE

About Stephen Baxter


Stephen Baxter was born in 1957. Raised in Liverpool, he has a mathematics degree from the University of Cambridge and a Ph.D from Southampton. Until recently he worked in information technology. His first novel, Raft, was published in 1991, to great acclaim.

Additional information

GOR001105888
Flux by Stephen Baxter
Stephen Baxter
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
1998-01-03
384
0006476201
9780006476207
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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