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4.4 out of 5 stars

on 16 September 2012
Awesome. Read it. Then buy Snyder's Swamp Thing. The Red is waiting, the Green is struggling and the Rot is coming.
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on 2 August 1999
Not for Stephen Baxter the piffling concerns of most science fiction this is a man who goes for the big picture. A set of stories which reveal the past and future history of not just mankind but the whole universe itself until the stars dim and go out!
I confess I have found some of his books pretty hard going (Raft, Flux etc) but this is much more digestible, a lot more fun and you don't need a Phd in quantum mechanics to enjoy it.
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on 16 October 2000
This is an excellent piece of work, and one of the very best hard-sf books I have come across. It is actually a collection of short stories, but you will find that you read it as a novel with the short stories as chapters. The stories describe the history and fate of the human race in the evolution of the universe controlled by the mysterious Xeelee. What's so good about this book is that Baxter actually manages to present the universe on a plate to the reader, not only a snapshot of it, but the complete past, present and future of it all!
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