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Proxima - Stephen Baxter
Proxima
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The very far future: The Galaxy is a drifting wreck of black holes, neutron stars, chill white dwarfs. The age of star formation is long past. Yet there is life here, feeding off the energies of the stellar remnants, and there is mind, a tremendous Galaxy-spanning intelligence each of whose... show more
The very far future: The Galaxy is a drifting wreck of black holes, neutron stars, chill white dwarfs. The age of star formation is long past. Yet there is life here, feeding off the energies of the stellar remnants, and there is mind, a tremendous Galaxy-spanning intelligence each of whose thoughts lasts a hundred thousand years. And this mind cradles memories of a long-gone age when a more compact universe was full of light...The 27th century: Proxima Centauri, an undistinguished red dwarf star, is the nearest star to our sun - and (in this fiction), the nearest to host a world, Proxima IV, habitable by humans. But Proxima IV is unlike Earth in many ways. Huddling close to the warmth, orbiting in weeks, it keeps one face to its parent star at all times. The 'substellar point', with the star forever overhead, is a blasted desert, and the 'antistellar point' on the far side is under an ice cap in perpetual darkness. How would it be to live on such a world? Needle ships fall from Proxima IV's sky. Yuri Jones, with 1000 others, is about to find out...P ROXIMA tells the amazing tale of how we colonise a harsh new eden, and the secret we find there that will change our role in the Universe for ever.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780575116832 (0575116838)
Publisher: Gollancz
Pages no: 456
Edition language: English
Series: Proxima (#1)
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The English Student
The English Student rated it
2.0 Proxima - Stephen Baxter
Not worth it. Proxima is set in the 22nd century, when population pressures and an overheating, dying Earth have sent vast waves of humanity out to live in domes on the Moon, Mercury, Mars and the larger asteroids. Yuri Eden, a man from Mars, is swept together with a bunch of other ne'er-do-wells ...
bookaneer
bookaneer rated it
3.0 Proxima
You know, I just can't seem to find hard scifi that really speaks to me.I had high hopes for Proxima: interesting premise and an ex-engineer author with a history of collaborating with Terry Pratchett? Count me in.But the book just wasn't for me. I honestly didn't plan on reviewing it because I just...
Short Rambling Reviews
Short Rambling Reviews rated it
5.0 Proxima
Origninally reviewed on almightylewry.wordpress.comThis is Stephen Baxter at his best. this is a novel about colonisation of our closest star. the Sci-Fi in this book as is is with the majority of Stephens titles is based loosely on Science and theoretical physics of today and is always a plausibl...
The Deckled Edge
The Deckled Edge rated it
3.0
Proxima bills itself as a planetary romance with exploration and colonization of an alien world. The book certainly has plenty of that, but it also has two other subplots: a political one involving a Cold War-style detente between the U.N. and China, and a cosmic mystery with consequences to the un...
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