Stephen Baxter





Stephen Baxter


Born
in Liverpool, Lancashire, The United Kingdom
November 13, 1957

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Stephen Baxter is a trained engineer with degrees from Cambridge (mathematics) and Southampton Universities (doctorate in aeroengineering research). Baxter is the winner of the British Science Fiction Award and the Locus Award, as well as being a nominee for an Arthur C. Clarke Award, most recently for Manifold: Time. His novel Voyage won the Sidewise Award for Best Alternate History Novel of the Year; he also won the John W. Campbell Award and the Philip K. Dick Award for his novel The Time Ships. He is currently working on his next novel, a collaboration with Sir Arthur C. Clarke. Mr. Baxter lives in Prestwood, England.

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Manifold: Time (Manifold, #1)

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The Time Ships

3.92 avg rating — 3,910 ratings — published 1995 — 25 editions
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Manifold: Space (Manifold, #2)

3.87 avg rating — 3,575 ratings — published 2000 — 13 editions
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Flood (Flood, #1)

3.56 avg rating — 3,648 ratings — published 2008 — 25 editions
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Ring (Xeelee Sequence, #4)

3.96 avg rating — 2,610 ratings — published 1994 — 15 editions
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Ark (Flood, #2)

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Proxima (Proxima #1)

3.81 avg rating — 2,756 ratings — published 2013 — 14 editions
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Manifold: Origin

3.66 avg rating — 2,290 ratings — published 2001 — 12 editions
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Evolution

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“We seem to be young, in a very old Galaxy. We're like kids tiptoeing through a ruined mansion.”
Stephen Baxter, Ark

“When you get close enough to someone you're never really alone again.”
Stephen Baxter, Vacuum Diagrams

“The past is a distraction, a source of envy, enmity, bitterness. Only the present matters, for only in the present can we shape the future.

Cut loose the past; it is dead weight.
Let the Extirpation continue. Let it never end.”
Stephen Baxter, Exultant

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