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Moonseed By Stephen Baxter

Moonseed
by Stephen Baxter

In the 1970s astronauts brought rock samples back from the Moon. Many remained locked away for decades ... including one unique piece of bedrock, the Moonseed. At last exposed to daylight, it proves to be deadly, though not to people. It kills the Earth.

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Moonseed (The Nasa Trilogy, Book 3) by Stephen Baxter

In the 1970s astronauts brought rock samples back from the Moon. Many remained locked away for decades ... including one unique piece of bedrock, the Moonseed. At last exposed to daylight, it proves to be deadly, though not to people. It kills the Earth.

In his new novel, Stephen Baxter, `the best SF author in Britain' (SFX), contemplates rock - living rock. Transported to Earth by Apollo astronaut Jays Malone in 1972, a single shard of bedrock from the Moon contains within its innocuous-looking shell the power to destroy worlds.

Geologist Henry Meacher - his career at JPL in ruins, his marriage over - is given a sample of the Moon bedrock to analyse. He goes with it to Edinburgh University, the only place that will have him. There the deadly Moon rock accidentally comes into contact with the Earth's core in the form of lava from Edinburgh's famous extinct volcanoes. It turns solid rock to seething Moonseed dust. Soon perhaps the whole world will be infected.

Inspired, terrified, Henry Meacher is a changed man. If the worst happens, his plan is to take Earth's displaced peoples from the Earth to the Moon. Baxter's stunning story is one of disaster, desperate measures and damage limitation, forcing humanity to an excess of ingenuity and courage. Ironically, it is a newly terraformed Moon that holds the key to our survival...

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Moonseed Reviews


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

`The best SF writer in Britain'
SFX

Praise for The NASA Trilogy:

`VOYAGE is, quite simply, a brilliant book . . . skilfully constructed and enthrallingly told'
SFX

`Baxter handles a complex and gripping plot with his customary aplomb... The ending will blow your mind. Buy TITAN, read it - and then go out and buy everything else that Baxter has ever written'
NEW SCIENTIST

`A plausible tale of America's last gasp at interplanetary exploration... Stephen Baxter proves what a cosmic thinker he is'
WASHINGTON POST

About Stephen Baxter


Stephen Baxter applied to become an astronaut in 1991. He didn't make it, but achieved the next best thing by becoming a science fiction writer, and his novels and short stories have been published and have won awards around the world. His science background is in maths and engineering. He is married and lives in Buckinghamshire.

Additional information

GOR001573102
Moonseed (The Nasa Trilogy, Book 3) by Stephen Baxter
Stephen Baxter
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
1999-08-02
544
0006498132
9780006498131
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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