Book List:56 titles
  • Michael Poole finds himself in a very strange landscape . . . This is the centre of the Galaxy. And in a history without war with the humans, the Xeelee have had time to built an immense structure here. The Xeelee Belt has a radius ten thousand times...


  • Stephen Baxter's The Martian in the Wood, a Tor.com OriginalIn the aftermath of the First Martian War, in the interim between it and what was to come later, England seemed to once again become a green and peaceful place, if one haunted by the terr...


  • A sequel to the H.G. Wells classic THE WAR OF THE WORLDS, brilliantly realized by award-winning SF author and Wells expert Stephen Baxter It has been 14 years since the Martians invaded England. The world has moved on, always watching the skies bu...


  • Half a million years in the future, on a dead, war-ravaged world at the centre of the Galaxy, there is a mile-high statue of Michael Poole.Poole, born on Earth in the fourth millennium, was one of mankind's most influential heroes. He was not a warri...


  • Return to the eon-spanning and universe-crossing conflict between humanity and the unknowable alien Xeelee in this selection of uncollected and unpublished stories, newly edited and placed in chronological reading order.From tales charting the earlie...


  • 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 ...


  • Stephen Baxter's bestselling novels, Flood and Ark (ROC, 2009 and 2010) introduced a universe in which a handful of refugees in a primitive starship flee a drowning Earth. In the duology we see the refugees reach colony worlds they call Earth II a...


  • Stephen Baxter’s bestselling novel, Anti-Ice, is a drama of a different nineteenth century. First published in 1993 as an alternate history, it was quickly embraced by the emerging steampunk genre. Now with Newton’s Aliens, he has created one pie...


  • Bestselling science fiction author Stephen Baxter was inspired to write the Jones & Bennet stories, set when he was growing up in the 1960s, by real events. The Paradox Conspiracy contains two novellas, “Project Hades” and “Project Herakles, pr...






  • Mankind’s future in this galaxy could be all but infinite. There are hundreds of billions of red dwarf stars, lasting trillions of years -- and their planets can be habitable for humans. Such is the world of Proxima Centauri. And its promise cou...


  • Stephen Baxter brings his epic Northland trilogy to a close as a once-thriving civilization faces winter without end.... Many generations ago, the Wall was built to hold back the sea. A simple dam, it grew into a vast linear city, home to scholar...


  • Resilience. Remembrance. Restoration. Whatever the cost. Hurtling through a vortex beyond time and space is a police box that’s not a police box. The TARDIS has carried the Doctor and his companions, Jamie and Zoe, to all sorts of places, but ...


  • Stephen Baxter’s “imaginative [and] bold” novel Stone Spring drew readers into an alternate prehistoric scenario that now continues with Bronze Summer. Thousands of years have passed. And a wall that was built to hold back the sea, must now hol...


  • The year is 2020. Fueled by an insatiable curiosity, Reid Malenfant ventures to the far edge of the solar system, where he discovers a strange artifact left behind by an alien civilization: A gateway that functions as a kind of quantum transporter, a...


  • Stephen Baxter’s Manifold novels have struck the world of science fiction like a meteor. Heralded by Arthur Clark as “a major new talent,” Baxter stands time and space on their collective heads, envisions the future reflected in the past, and t...



  • From Book 1: Sir Arthur C. Clarke is a living legend, a writer whose name has been synonymous with science fiction for more than fifty years. An indomitable believer in human and scientific potential, Clarke is a genuine visionary. If Clarke has an h...



  • Ten thousand years ago, a vast and fertile plain exists linking the British Isles to Europe. Home to a tribe of simple hunter-gatherers, Northland teems with nature's bounty, but is also subject to its whims. Fourteen-year-old Ana calls Northland ...


  • With the discovery of another life-sustaining planet light years away, there is hope for a chosen few to leave the soon-to-be submerged Earth. Holle Groundwater is one of the candidates, having been trained for this purpose since childhood, when the ...


  • in Other Earths

    ROBERT CHARLES WILSON * JEFF VANDERMEER STEPHEN BAXTER * THEODORA GOSS LIZ WILLIAMS * GENE WOLFE GREG VAN EEKHOUT * ALASTAIR REYNOLDS PAUL PARK * LUCIUS SHEPARD BENJAMIN ROSENBAUM Alternate history explores the many possible directions our wo...


  • in We Think Therefore We Are

    STEPHEN BAXTER * BRIAN STABLEFORD * ERIC BROWN JAMES LOVEGROVE * ADAM ROBERTS * TONY BALLANTYNE STEVEN UTLEY * MADLY YOUMANS * ROBERT REED PAUL DI FILIPPO * PATRICK O'LEARY * GARRY KILWORTH KEITH BROOKE * IAN WATSON * CHRIS ROBERSON Scientists...


  • Now the bestselling author puts both of those attributes to work in a novel as frightening as it is plausible.... Four hostages are rescued from a group of religious extremists in Barcelona. After five years of being held captive together, they ma...


  • Liverpool 1962. A place and time of danger and passion. A thrilling new music is bursting on to the grey streets of the post-war city: a music that electrifies, a music that promises to change everything. But in Cuba, on the other side of the earth, ...


  • It is a war that has been fought throughout the centuries. The fate of Rome, the fate of Christendom, the fate of the young country called America -- all were at stake down through the ages. Now, in the early days of World War II, as Germany launches...



  • Three centuries have passed since Rome fell, as The Prophecy foretold. Now The Prophecy's scroll is in the hands of a young girl, the last surviving member of the family who received The Prophecy. She lives in tranquility, disguisd as a boy among the...



  • It is the Prophecy. Inscribed in Latin, the ancient scroll has resided in the hands of a single family for generations, revealing secrets about the world, that is to come and guiding them to wealth and power. It begins when a Celtic noble betrays his...






  • In the eighteenth century, the received wisdom, based on biblical calculations, was that the Earth was just six thousand years old. James Hutton, a gentleman with a passion for rocks, knew that could not be the case. Looking at the irregular strata o...


  • It is the year 2047, and nuclear engineer Michael Poole is still in the throes of grief. His beloved wife, Morag, died seventeen years ago, along with their second child. Yet Michael is haunted by more than just the memory of Morag. On a beach in Mia...



  • For more than twenty thousand years, humans have been at war with the alien race of Xeelee. Faced with certain death, a young pilot, Pirius, disobeys orders and travels into the future. Upon his return, Pirius is court-martialed and sentenced to pena...



  • When his father dies suddenly, George Poole stumbles onto a family secret: He has a twin sister he never knew existed, who was raised by an enigmatic cult called the Order. The Order is a hive--a human hive with a dominant queen--that has prospered b...


  • Stretching from the distant past into the remote future, from primordial Earth to the stars, Evolution is a soaring symphony of struggle, extinction, and survival; a dazzling epic that combines a dozen scientific disciplines and a cast of unforgettab...


  • in Live Without a Net
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    Imagine a future without cyberspace... without the Web or virtual reality.... What would happen in an alternate Information Age? What would you do? What would you fear? What wouldn't you know? You can't imagine. Today's top masters of specula...


  • 3000 A.D. Years ago, humans colonized Mars, bringing with them specimens of long-extinct Earth life for regeneration on this new frontier. But humankind has disappeared, and the animals have been left behind to fend for themselves. Icebones, daughter...


  • “One of the best SF writers in the business . . . [Manifold: Origin is] filled with marvelous scientific speculations, strange events, novel concepts, and an awe-inspiring sense of the wonders of the universe.”—Science Fiction Chronicle In the...


  • Even as a young calf, Longtusk understood the hardships the few remaining of his ancient kind had encountered when the glaciers retreated and grassy forests stole over the vast tundra the herds called home. Worst of all was when the Fireheads came --...


  • The year is 2020. Fueled by an insatiable curiosity, Reid Malenfant ventures to the far edge of the solar system, where he discovers a strange artifact left behind by an alien civilization: a gateway that functions as a kind of quantum transporter, a...


  • “Reading Manifold: Time is like sending your mind to the gym for a brisk workout. If you don’t feel both exhausted and exhilirated when you’re done, you haven’t been working hard enough.”—The New York Times Book ReviewThe year is 2010. Mo...


  • The Web is the internet of the future; a vast network of virtual reality sites that have become the playground for the children of the world and the stage for mankind’s first contact. A contact that will be made with our children....


  • From Stephen Baxter, one of today's most acclaimed writers of science fiction and fantasy, comes this unforgettable saga of life and loss in the grand tradition of Watership Down.For fifty thousand springs, Silverhair and her kind, the last of the wo...


  • 2028. Aliens arrive - the first of a brand new series of adventures in the Web. 1 year after her adventure in GULLIVERZONE, Metaphor is still as excited by the web as anyone else her age. But even she isn't ready for the chaos and excitement that com...


  • IT EATS PLANETS. AND IT'S HERE. It starts when Venus explodes into a brilliant cloud of dust and debris, showering Earth with radiation and bizarre particles that wipe out all the crops and half the life in the oceans, and fry the ozone layer. Day...


  • Welcome to the infinite worlds of The WebFebruary 7, 2027, is World Peace Day. All over the world, celebrations are in full swing. There's even free access to the Web today--a chance to sample the infinite worlds and endless possibilities of virtual ...


  • HUMANKIND'S GREATEST -- AND ALST -- ADVENTURE! Possible signs of organic life have been found on Titan, Saturn's largest moon. A group of visionaries led by NASA's Paula Benacerraf plan a daring one-way mission that will cost them everything. ...


  • Discovering a new element, Anti-Ice, a mysterious substance that unleashes vast energies when warmed, a millionaire industrialist dreams of power from an item that promises world peace--or world destruction. Original....






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    "And everywhere the Humans went, they found life ... " This dazzling future history, winner of the 2000 Philip K. Dick Award, is the most ambitious and exciting since Asimov's classic Foundation saga. It tells the story of Humankind--all the way to...


  • The space mission of a lifetime An epic saga of America's might-have-been, Voyage is a powerful, sweeping novel of how, if President Kennedy had lived, we could have sent a manned mission to Mars in the 1980s. Imaginatively created from the true liv...


  • THERE IS A SECRET PASSAGE TROUGH TIME ...and it leads all the way to the end of Eternity. But the journey has a terrible cost. It alters not only the future but the "present" in which we live. A century after the publication of H. G. Wells' immor...


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    Michael Poole's wormholes constructed in the orbit of Jupiter had opened the galaxy to humankind. Then Poole tried looping a wormhole back on itself, tying a knot in space and ripping a hole in time. It worked. Too well. Poole was never seen ag...


  • Imagine a race of submicroscopic humans, genetically engineered to live in the universe's most hostile environment, the turbulent superfluid mantle of a neutron star Imagine that the memory of the superbeings who created them has been kept alive f...


  • WAR BETWEEN THE AGES Once mankind reached glorious heights, even immortality. Now it is oppressed by the Qax--until the loose end of a time tunnel, long since set adrift, whips back through the solar system. In one desperate leap, a band of rebel...


  • THE SURVIVAL OF HUMANKIND Imagine a universe whose force of gravity is one billion times stronger than today's. Human beings have detectable gravity fields. Stars are only a mile across and burn out within a year of their formation. Centuries b...