WorldCat Identities

Baxter, Stephen

Works: 423 works in 1,728 publications in 7 languages and 47,499 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Alternative histories (Fiction)  History  Fantasy fiction  Time-travel fiction  Dystopian fiction  Historical fiction  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Narrator, Contributor, Other, Editor
Classifications: PR6052.A849, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Stephen Baxter
The long earth by Terry Pratchett( Book )

33 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1916: The Western Front. Private Percy Blakeney wakes up. He is lying on fresh spring grass. He can hear birdsong and the wind in the leaves. Where have the mud, blood, and blasted landscape of no-man's-land gone? For that matter, where has Percy gone? 2015: Madison, Wisconsin. Police officer Monica Jansson is exploring the burned-out home of a reclusive--some say mad, others allege dangerous--scientist who seems to have vanished. Sifting through the wreckage, Jansson find a curious gadget: a box containing some rudimentary wiring, a three-way switch, and a potato. It is the prototype of an invention that will change the way humankind views the world forever. The "stepper" enables a person using it to step sideways into another America, another wherever that person happened to be, another Earth. And if the person using it keeps on stepping, they keep on entering even more Earths. This is the Long Earth. And the further away a stepper travels, the stranger -- and sometimes more dangerous -- the Earths become
Time's eye by Arthur C Clarke( Book )

30 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 heir among today's science fiction writers, it is award-winning author Stephen Baxter. In each of his acclaimed novels, Baxter has demonstrated dazzling gifts of imagination and intellect, along with a rare ability to bring the most cerebral science dramatically to life. Now these two champions of humanism and scientific speculation have combined their talents in a novel sure to be one of the most talked-about of the year, a 2001 for the new millennium. TIME'S EYE For eons, Earth has been under observation by the Firstborn, beings almost as old as the universe itself. The Firstborn are unknown to humankind- until they act. In an instant, Earth is carved up and reassembled like a huge jigsaw puzzle. Suddenly the planet and every living thing on it no longer exist in a single timeline. Instead, the world becomes a patchwork of eras, from prehistory to 2037, each with its own indigenous inhabitants. Scattered across the planet are floating silver orbs impervious to all weapons and impossible to communicate with. Are these technologically advanced devices responsible for creating and sustaining the rifts in time? Are they cameras through which inscrutable alien eyes are watching? Or are they something stranger and more terrifying still? The answer may lie in the ancient city of Babylon, where two groups of refugees from 2037-three cosmonauts returning to Earth from the International Space Station, and three United Nations peacekeepers on a mission in Afghanistan-have detected radio signals: the only such signals on the planet, apart from their own. The peacekeepers find allies in nineteenth-century British troops and in the armies of Alexander the Great. The astronauts, crash-landed in the steppes of Asia, join forces with the Mongol horde led by Genghis Khan. The two sides set out for Babylon, each determined to win the race for knowledge ... and the power that lies within. Yet the real power is beyond human control, perhaps even human understanding. As two great armies face off before the gates of Babylon, it watches, waiting.
The long Utopia by Terry Pratchett( Book )

28 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lobsang's pursuit of a human life, Joshua's search for his father and the adaptation efforts of "the Next" post-humans are challenged by a voracious alien race that would conquer and colonize the Long Earth
The light of other days by Arthur C Clarke( Book )

25 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 1,676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inventor discovers a way to us quantom physics to see anywhere, even into the past, changing the fabric of society
The Long Mars by Terry Pratchett( Book )

21 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The third novel in Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter's "Long Earth" series, which Io9 calls "a brilliant science fiction collaboration.""--
The Long War by Terry Pratchett( Book )

24 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new America called Valhalla grows restless under the controlling long arm of the Datum government, while all of the Long Earth is infused by the song of the trolls who are starting to react to humanity's thoughtless exploitation, bringing humankind to the brink of war
Firstborn by Arthur C Clarke( Book )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Failing to eliminate life on Earth after their first attack, the Firstborn send a Q-bomb weapon to finish the job. Two cryogenically frozen females and a group of scientists studying the Eye, an artifact of the Firstborn, may be the only hope of finding a way to counter the onslaught
Sunstorm by Arthur C Clarke( Book )

23 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman stumbles upon a mysterious portal that links back to the Firstborn, omnipotent beings responsible for the upheaval of history and the creators of the notorious black monolith of "2001: A Space Odyssey."
The long cosmos by Terry Pratchett( Book )

19 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and French and held by 1,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Next--the hyper-intelligent post-humans--realize that the missive they received from the center of the galaxy contains instructions for kick-starting the development of an immense artificial intelligence knows as The Machine. But to build this computer the size of an Earth continent, they must obtain help from the more populous and still industrious worlds of mankind--
Flood by Stephen Baxter( Book )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four hostages are finally released, but they face a world suddenly inundated as vast amounts of water is released from the earth's mantle. As the world's cities and countries disappear under the rising seas, humanity faces unimaginable global disaster
Ark by Stephen Baxter( Book )

25 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's the year 2030. The oceans have risen rapidly, and soon the entire planet will be submerged. But the discovery of another life-sustaining planet light years away gives those who remain alive hope. Only a few will be able to make the journey-Holle Groundwater is one of the candidates. If she makes the cut, she will live. If not, she will be left to face a watery death
Stone spring by Stephen Baxter( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten thousand years ago, a vast, fertile plain linked 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 home, but her world is changing. The air is warming, the ice is melting, and the seas are rising. One day Ana meets a traveler from a far-distant city called Jericho- a town that is protected by a wall. And she starts to imagine the impossible... So begins a colossal engineering project that will take decades: the building of a wall that stretches for hundreds of miles- a wall that becomes an act of defiance against the implacable forces of nature, and an act of devotion as the bones of the dead are added to it. A wall that will change the geography of the world. And its history.--From front jacket flap
Evolution : a novel by Stephen Baxter( Book )

35 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic science fiction adventure dramatizes some 165 million years of human evolution, from the prehistoric world to the quest for outer space
Ultima by Stephen Baxter( Book )

21 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and German and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hailed as "one of the most inventive writers that science fiction has ever produced" (SF Site), Stephen Baxter builds on the massive success of Proxima with a career-defining novel of big ideas ... 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 real nature of the universe, a terrifying truth comes to light. We all have countless pasts converging in this present--and our future is terrifyingly finite. There are minds in the universe that are billions of years old and now we are vulnerable to their plans for us ... It's time to fight back and take control"--
Proxima by Stephen Baxter( Book )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 could mean the never-ending existence of humanity. But first it must be colonized, and no one wants to be a settler. There is no glamor that accompanies it, like being the first man on the moon, nor is there the ease of becoming a citizen of an already-tamed world. There is only hardship ... loneliness ... emptiness. But that's where Yuri comes in. Because sometimes exploration isn't voluntary. It must be coerced ..."--
Bronze summer by Stephen Baxter( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prosperous people of Northland, a linear city hundreds of miles long created by the building of a Wall to hold back both the North Sea and the empires of the Bronze Age, contend with a threat from the East when decades of drought bring instability to the Eastern civilizations
Manifold : time by Stephen Baxter( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 2010. More than a century of ecological damage, industrial and technological expansion, and unchecked population growth has left the Earth on the brink of devastation. But as the world's governments turn inward, one man dares to gamble on a bolder, brighter future. That man -- Reid Malenfant -- has a very different solution to the problems plaguing the planet: the exploration and colonization of space
Coalescent by Stephen Baxter( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discovering he has a twin sister after the death of his father, george poole confronts difficult feelings about his family when he learns his sister has been raised by an enigmatic religious group that is promoting a questionable agenda beneath the streets of Rome
Iron winter : the Northland trilogy by Stephen Baxter( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Many generations ago, the Wall was built to hold back the sea. A simple dam, it grew into a vast linear city, home to scholars, builders, and merchants. Northland's prosperity survived wars and unrest--and brought the whole of Europe together. But now darkness is falling. Days grow shorter, temperatures colder, and in the wake of long winters come famine, destruction, and terror. As a mass exodus to warmer climes threatens to fracture Northland, one man believes he can outwit the cold, and even salvage some scraps of the great civilization--before interminable gloom settles over the land; before the fires of war lay waste to an empire; before the ice comes..."--
Moonseed by Stephen Baxter( Book )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rock brought by a spaceship from the moon touches off volcanic explosions which are destroying Earth. The rock contains moonseed, a substance believed responsible for the explosion of Venus. Preparations begin for the mass migration of humanity to the moon
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Alternative Names
Baxter, Stephen

Baxter, Stephen Michael 1957-

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