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Redemption (#8 Xeelee)
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Stephen Baxter
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Redemption (#8 Xeelee)

Stephen Baxter


9781473217225

Gollancz


Science Fiction » Future Society;
Science Fiction » Aliens;
Science Fiction » Military;
Science Fiction » Space Travel & Colonisation


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432 pages

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One of the world's bestselling science fiction authors returns to the series which made his name. The Xeelee are back for the last time...

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 Earth's orbital distance. It is a light year in circumference. If it was set in the solar system it would be out in the Oort Cloud, among the comets - but circling the sun. If it was at rest it would have a surface area equivalent to about thirty billion Earths. But it is not at rest: it rotates at near lightspeed. And because of relativistic effects, distances are compressed for inhabitants of the Belt, and time drastically slowed.

The purpose of the Belt is to preserve a community of Xeelee into the very far future, when they will be able to tap dark energy, a universe-spanning antigravity field, for their own purposes. But with time the Belt has attracted populations of lesser species, here for the immense surface area, the unending energy flows.

Poole, Miriam and their party, having followed the Ghosts, must explore the artefact and survive encounters with its strange inhabitants - before Poole, at last, finds the Xeelee who led the destruction of Earth...

By:   Stephen Baxter
Imprint:   Gollancz
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 157mm,  Spine: 32mm
Weight:   1g
ISBN:   9781473217225
ISBN 10:   1473217229
Series:   Xeelee
Pages:   432
Publication Date:   August 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Stephen Baxter is the pre-eminent science fiction writer of his generation. Published around the world he has also won major awards in the UK, US, Germany and Japan. Born in 1957 he has degrees from Cambridge and Southampton. He lives in Northumberland with his wife.


a...terrific compilation of stories, best read as a companion to the novels, but strong enough to stand on its own. * Daily Mail * I love to dive into the future and Stephen Baxter is an author that really delivers for me as a reader. Here within this book the reader is treated to a whole host of short stories that add flavour and background to enrich Stephen's Universe. As with his other books, its well written, delivers some great characters and of course a whole host of tales from different parts of his timeline in order to get a fuller picture. * Falcata Times * If you're in search of some gripping science fiction utilising big concepts and backed by brilliant writing, look no further than Endurance. 10/10 * Starburst Magazine * A true epic, this series ranges across aeons and features one of the most enigmatic aliens ever conceived. * Peter F. Hamilton, Shortlist Magazine * A sense of grandeur few other SF novelists can even hope to match. * SFX MAGAZINE * This impressive collection is a fine introduction to Baxter's fascinating, complex world * SFX *

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