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Traces By Stephen Baxter

Traces by Stephen Baxter

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Summary

Stories set in a variety of futures from the award-winning heir of Arthur C. Clarke: Traces gives a kaleidoscopic vision of the possibilities for humankind.

Traces Summary

Traces by Stephen Baxter

Stories set in a variety of futures from the award-winning heir of Arthur C. Clarke: Traces gives a kaleidoscopic vision of the possibilities for humankind.

There are vision of histories which differ from our own, either through small changes - what if Germany had won WWI (`Mittelwelt') - or through a fundamental difference in physical laws - what if Archimedes had been right in his clockwork-like cosmological vision (`No Longer Touch the Earth').

There are visions of futures in which people struggle to survive in a variety of bizarre environments (`Downstream', `The Blood of Angels'), or, weakened and powerless, inhabit the end of worlds (`Inherit the Earth', `George and the Comet').

There are explorations of astonishing events of our own lifetimes, in particular the grand expansion into space (`Zemlya', `Moon Six', `Pilgrim 7').

These visions give an impression of the contingency of our everyday here-and-now, surrounded as it is by an infinite array of possible pasts, presents, and futures.

Traces Reviews

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

`The best SF writer in Britain'
SFX

Praise for Stephen Baxter's short fiction:

`The stories are the purest distillation of hard SF. They add up to an essential collection'
INTERZONE

`A luminous collection . . . Baxter can overwhelm you with a traditional SF "sense of wonder" until your jaw drops'
SFX

`Baxter sends into free-fall the most awesome ideas in science fiction today ... [He] reveals the mortal host in the machine.'
THE TIMES

About Stephen Baxter

The author was born in 1957. Raised in Liverpool, he has a mathematics degree from the University of Cambridge and a Ph.D from Southampton.

Additional information

GOR002721314
Traces by Stephen Baxter
Used - Very Good
Hardback
HarperCollins Publishers
1998-04-20
320
0002254271
9780002254274
N/A
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