Baxter, Stephen Space

ISBN 13: 9780006511830

Space

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‘If they existed, they would be here’ ENRICO FERMI. In the second volume in Stephen Baxter’s epic Manifold Series Reid Malenfant inhabits the universe Malenfant kick-started in TIME (‘science fiction at its best’ FHM) – and ‘they’ are here.

When Nemoto, a Japanese researcher on the Moon, discovers evidence of extraterrestrial intelligence in the solar system, the Fermi Paradox provokes both Malenfant and Nemoto to question why now? Because, suddenly, there are signs of intelligent life in deep space in all directions. Deeper layers of Fermi’s paradox unravel as robot-like aliens, the Gaijin, seem to be e-mailing themselves from star to star, and wherever telescopes point, far away, other alien races are destroying worlds…

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‘Baxter is taking basic sf ideas and rebuilding them based on current science, technology and politics – a tried and true method sor sf writers but no less effective for that. Baxter apparently has the ambition and the energy to reinvigorate hard sf all by himself’
Locus on SPACE

‘Like all good sf, SPACE provokes questions. What kind of species are we?… the other reason SPACE works well is that Baxter is a good writer… his format and style are assured and keep you happily suspended and engrossed. Right up to the satisfyingly vertiginous climax… Malenfant is one of sf’s more memorable characters’
SFX on SPACE

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In the second volume of Stephen Baxter's epic 'Manifold' series Reid Malenfant inhabits a mirror universe to that of 'Time' ('Time is pacy, visionary, extravagantly imagined' THE TIMES). In 'Space' life is everywhere!

'If they existed, they would be here'- this is the Fermi paradox concerning the existence of extraterrestrials. Once it confirmed that humanity was alone in the universe. But when Nemoto, a Japanese researcher on the Moon, discovers evidence of extraterrestrial intelligence in the solar system, the same paradox provokes both Malenfant and Nemoto to question 'why now?' Because, suddenly, there are signs of intelligent life in deep space in all directions. Deeper layers of Fermi's paradox unravel as robot-like aliens, the Gaijin, seem to be e-mailing themselves from star to star, and wherever telescopes point, far away, other alien races are destroying worlds.

In the face of this onslaught from the stars, there is no comfort in Nemoto's deduction that this has all happened before, over and over. But, undaunted, Malenfant sets out alone in a salvaged antique spacecraft to make contact with the Gaijin.. . .

"Science fiction at its best"
FHM

"'Time' has one of the best time-jump sequences ever attempted, during which the protagonists witness the entire future of the universe . . . Highly intelligent, with original ideas in almost every sentence."
GUARDIAN

"'Time' places Baxter firmly in the tradition of Arthur C. Clarke and Isaac Asimov. How reassuring to know that someone at least is still looking at the stars."
THE TIMES

"Britain's foremost hard SF writer"
GUARDIAN

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Baxter, Stephen
Published by HarperVoyager (2001)
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