Stephen Baxter - Ultima (2nd Hand Paperback)
Stephen Baxter now returns to the mysteries and challenges first hinted at in his acclaimed novel Proxima. In Proxima we discovered ancient alien artifacts on the planet of Per Ardua - hatches that allowed us to step across light years of space as if we were stepping into another room.
The universe opened up to us.
Now in Ultima the consequences of this new freedom make themselves felt. And we discover that there are minds in the universe that are billions of years old and they have a plan for us. For some of us. But as we learn the true nature of the universe we also discover that we have countless pasts all meeting in this present and that our future is terrifyingly finite. It's time for us to fight to take back control.
This is grand scale, big idea SF of the best possible sort. It is set to build on the massive success of Proxima and define Stephen Baxter's work going forward.
- Format : Thick 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Good
- Category : Fiction - Science Fiction
- Published : 2014 (Gollancz)
- ISBN : 9780575116894
- SKU : B002762
- PPC : SP400gm
- RRP : £9.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"The alternate world building is detailed and insightful, with many not so obvious consequences. It's not just familiar people wearing togas, but extrapolation of how the influence of history and technology would have transformed these ancient cultures."
"Baxter does a solid job though. Ultima is the sequel that I wanted and I thoroughly enjoyed it." - Goodreads Reviews.
"Stephen Baxter is an incredibly skilled author - a successor to Arthur C Clarke and Philip K Dick who has kept me entertained for years with his clever books written around huge ideas and concepts." - Book Bag.
"Ultima is a tour-de-force of grand Space Opera, where an unbridled enthusiasm and super-long timelines create a tale full of wonder and cool imaginings. Whilst enjoying the travelogue, it is clear that, in the finest Clarkean tradition, the joy of discovery leads to even greater mysteries to be understood. Ultima is great fun. I loved this book, even more than the first, and I really want to read the next book as soon as possible. Definitely one of my favourites of 2014." - SFF World.
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.
Featured Author . . . Stephen Baxter
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