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Proxima - Stephen Baxter

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An awe-inspiring Planetary Romance from Terry Pratchett's co-author on the Long Earth Books The very far future: The Galaxy is a drifting wreck of black holes, neutron stars, chill white dwarfs. The age of star formation is long past. Yet there is life here, feeding off the energies of the stellar remnants, and there is mind, a tremendous Galaxy-spanning intelligence each of whose thoughts lasts a hundred thousand years. And this mind cradles memories of a long-gone age when a more compact universe was full of light ...The 27th century: Proxima Centauri, an undistinguished red dwarf star, is the nearest star to our sun - and (in this fiction), the nearest to host a world, Proxima IV, habitable by humans. But Proxima IV is unlike Earth in many ways. Huddling close to the warmth, orbiting in weeks, it keeps one face to its parent star at all times. The 'substellar point', with the star forever overhead, is a blasted desert, and the 'antistellar point' on the far side is under an ice cap in perpetual darkness. How would it be to live on such a world? Yuri Jones, with 1,000 others, is about to find out ...P ROXIMA tells the amazing tale of how we colonise a harsh new eden, and the secret we find there that will change our role in the Universe for ever.

Baxter's specialty is hard hard SF (and he's very good at it)...we're sufficiently hooked to want to come back for more. Classic Baxter. -- Guy Haley * SFX MAGAZINE *
Once again, Baxter proves himself a master of the epic canvas with alternating narratives, both terrifically imagined and addictively compelling. -- Harry Ritchie * Daily Mail *
A seriously impressive read. Simply magnificent. -- Antony * SF Books *
Proxima brilliantly juxtaposes the wonder of an uncaring universe with the depiction of humanity's valiant struggle to survive against all odds -- Eric Brown * The Guardian *

ISBN: 9780575116832
ISBN-10: 0575116838
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 19th September 2013
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 15.8  x 3.8
Weight (kg): 0.73
Edition Number: 1

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