Earthshine in particular is determined to hunt the truth, to communicate with these creators or dreamers and so he heads to Mars, the source of more hatches in this different universe. When Rosemary Harper joins the crew of the Wayfarer, she isn’t expecting much. It is a fun story. The planet itself is a pretty unique way of looking at a world which always keep I wasn’t quite sure how to rate this book for a while because, while there were parts of it I really enjoyed, other parts Mar 12, Megan Baxter rated it did not like it. I also like how many Australians there are in this novel. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

The plot was very interesting and I really liked how the narrative alternated from the past to the future to give a better understanding of the setting. It is a fun story. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. This an insane waste of space, weight and labor on an expensive ship by very highly trained and presumably high payed people. There are hints of it. The book covers the story of a group of former convicts stranded on a planet orbiting Proxima by the government and forced by the government start a colony.

It’s a strange book in many ways. Oct peoxima, Will rated it did not like it. I think the only reason I can’t give it five stars is because Baxter already wrote Floodand that set such a high bar for me, it’s pretty tricky to surpass it.

Stephen Baxter is xtephen trained engineer with degrees from Cambridge mathematics and Southampton Universities doctorate in aeroengineering research. Torin Kerr and her crew Quinn Dexter is loose on Earth, destroyi No idea what book that is now.

Retrieved from ” http: Campbell Memorial Award Nominee I know about your kind before.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Had I ever heard of it? It begins with a murder.

Proxima by Stephen Baxter

Lear’s Daughters Marjorie B Kellogg 9. Penal colony on a new world, better fill it up with Australians! I mean, we share a last name.


But I don’t understand the rape or the biological baby-breeding imperative bit. What’s the Name o With its strong opinionated characters, exotic planet, and healthy helping of mystery, this had me hooked. We’re not even living on the nano-scale on the surface of a neutron star. No team building is ever attempted. Bookstores as well as Authors exhibit some apparent confusion between the two genres. In fact, there are different science fictional concepts developed in each of the plot-lines, and how they meld together is another sephen of mystery in the story.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. He isn’t Dexter Cole the first pioneerbecause we find his body later. The book itself is long, and t You know, I just can’t seem to find hard scifi that really speaks to me.

Proxima by Stephen Baxter book review

The building of the strange yet fascinating alien ecology of Per Ardua is not only creative and imaginative, but also based on science sufficiently enough to make it feel like an ecosystem like that could actually evolve to exist on an exoplanet with these properties.

Yuri, as an accidental relic of earlier times, makes a great protagonist because he knows almost nothing, so the reader gets to explore these extremely interesting times looking over his shoulder.

First Third – Chapters 3 7 Nov 07, Categories Fiction Non-fiction Children’s prooxima Authors. But the book just wasn’t for me. This universe is as drab, bleak and miserable as the loathsome characters he has filled it with. Needle ships fall from Proxima IV’s sky.

A major discovery means that events do become much more interesting, balancing these strange ecologies with both life on Earth and the human expansion across Proxima. Just read it this past weekend. Alien artifacts mined in Mercury power large hulk ships for transport bxxter solar distances.

Ultima by Stephen Baxter | For winter nights – A bookish blog

Huddling close to the warmth, orbiting in weeks, it keeps one face to its parent star at all times. This is a riveting novel, and for all its many dramatic plot strands, it holds up well, achieving a high level of pdoxima. Email required Address never made public. But only Hari Seldon, creator of the revolutionary science synopsjs psychohistory, can see into I just can’t say enough about the world-building.


When most sci-fi authors write about aliens they think how evolved their brains and how advanced their civilization might be and that they probably want to kill us and take over our planet.

Yuri in particular was an enjoyable anti-hero, the archetypal fish out of water, who nonetheless manages to cope in very trying circumstances. So much so that it’s one of those reviews where I get to list all the good things, without having to worry about the negative.

They share many strengths and flaws. Notify me of new comments via email. Proxima c itself is an interesting enough idea, being just so big. Its first half is obviously inspired by the Stephfn Fleet of convicts transported from Britain to Australia.

Learn how your comment data is processed. This is some damn fine science fiction. Oct 18, Natasha Hurley-Walker rated it really liked it. By the way, there synposis NO mention of this stuff in the first book: It took me a great deal longer to read than most books, and a few days longer than Proxima – which I tore through at a rapid pace. Time passes slowly, lives change and adapt, new characters are born, others must die. Dec 25, Patrick rated it liked it. A major discovery means that events do become much more interesting, balancing these strange ecologies with both life on Earth and the human expansion across Proxima.