Ultima: Proxima Series, Book 2
Fresh from his latest collaboration with Terry Pratchett on the Long Earth sequence Stephen Baxter now returns to the mysteries and challanges 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.
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|Grouping Author||baxter stephen|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-09-19 23:18:15PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-09-20 00:27:56AM|
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|display_description||"Hailed as 'one of the most inventive writers that science fiction has ever produced' (SF Site), Stephen Baxter builds on the massive success of Proxima with a career-defining novel of big ideas.... On the planet of Per Ardua, alien artifacts were discovered--hatches that allowed humans to step across light-years of space as if they were stepping into another room. But this newfound freedom has consequences.... As humanity discovers the real nature of the universe, a terrifying truth comes to light. We all have countless pasts converging in this present--and our future is terrifyingly finite. There are minds in the universe that are billions of years old and now we are vulnerable to their plans for us.... It's time to fight back and take control"--|
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|isbn||9780451467720, 9780698142961, 9781494526856|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||East, Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000466765|Book|Books||English|ROC, published by the Penguin Group,||501 pages ; 24 cm., overdrive:3348b0f9-88f8-452c-b262-7f3a77dea875|eBook|eBook||English|Penguin Publishing Group|2015|, overdrive:93963ca3-f513-451c-9ceb-7ab595eddeed|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Tantor Media, Inc.|2015||
|subject_facet||Human-alien encounters -- Fiction, Life on other planets -- Fiction, Science fiction, English, Space colonies -- Fiction|
|title_full||Ultima / Stephen Baxter, Ultima Proxima Series, Book 2|
|title_sub||Proxima Series, Book 2|
|topic_facet||Fiction, Human-alien encounters, Life on other planets, Literature, Science Fiction, Science fiction, English, Space colonies|