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Origin by Stephen Baxter

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Also by Stephen Baxter:

Ultima, August 2015
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Proxima, November 2014
Hardcover / e-Book
Iron Winter, November 2014
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Doctor Who: The Wheel of Ice, May 2014
Paperback (reprint)
Iron Winter, November 2013
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Doctor Who: The Wheel of Ice, January 2013
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Bronze Summer, November 2012
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Stone Spring, November 2011
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Ark, May 2010
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Weaver, April 2010
Paperback
Flood, May 2009
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Other Earths, April 2009
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Weaver, July 2008
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Navigator, January 2008
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Resplendent, September 2007
Paperback
Conqueror: Time's Tapestry Book Two, August 2007
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Conqueror, March 2007
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Transcendent, August 2006
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Emperor, July 2006
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Transcendent, November 2005
Hardcover
Transcendent, November 2005
Hardcover
Exultant, November 2005
Hardcover
Coalescent: A Novel, December 2004
Hardcover
Behemoth, November 2004
Hardcover
Evolution, April 2004
Hardcover
Evolution, February 2004
Mass Market Paperback
Coalescent, December 2003
Hardcover
Phase Space, September 2003
Paperback
Evolution, February 2003
Hardcover
Icebones, February 2003
Hardcover
Manifold, January 2003
Mass Market Paperback
Riding The Rock, December 2002
Hardcover
Evolution, December 2002
Hardcover
Icebones, June 2002
Hardcover
Manifold: Origin, February 2002
Hardcover
Manifold, January 2002
Mass Market Paperback
Space, August 2001
Paperback
Origin, August 2001
Hardcover
Longtusk, June 2001
Hardcover
Vacuum Diagrams, April 2001
Mass Market Paperback
Futures (Gollancz), April 2001
Hardcover
Manifold: Space (Manifold), February 2001
Hardcover
Manifold, December 2000
Mass Market Paperback
Time, August 2000
Paperback
Silverhair, August 2000
Hardcover
Manifold, January 2000
Hardcover
Reality Dust, January 2000
Hardcover
Silver Hair, January 2000
Hardcover
Silverhair, October 1999
Hardcover
Moonseed, October 1999
Hardcover
Titan, November 1998
Mass Market Paperback
Voyage, November 1997
Hardcover
Titan, November 1997
Hardcover
Titan, August 1997
Hardcover
Ring, June 1996
Mass Market Paperback
The Time Ships, January 1996
Mass Market Paperback
Flux, April 1995
Mass Market Paperback
Anti-Ice, November 1994
Mass Market Paperback
Anti-Ice, July 1994
Hardcover
Timelike Infinity, May 1993
Hardcover
Raft, January 1992
Hardcover

Origin
Stephen Baxter

HarperCollins
August 2001
On Sale: August 6, 2001
496 pages
ISBN: 000225770X
EAN: 9780002257701
Hardcover
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Stephen Baxter continues to think big and create SF on a grand cosmic scale in Origin, the third novel of his Manifold trilogy. The Manifold is an infinite sheaf of alternative universes which Baxter explores in terms of Fermi's Paradox. There's no reason why humanity should be unique; logically there should be alien races, some long enough established to have made their mark on the galaxy; where are they? Book one, Time, offered a vision of lonely humanity extending to the far end of eternity and finally rebooting a "better" universe. Space showed the consequences of teeming interstellar life, a cruel struggle for resources, punctuated by galactic-sized extinction events. Now Origin confronts the whole Manifold and its and humanity's manipulation by enigmatic "Old Ones". Astronaut Reid Malenfant (versions of whom starred in Time and Space) again encounters advanced technology as a huge, glowing blue circle--a portal to and from the Red Moon that wanders between universes and has just replaced our own moon. It's habitable and populated by an extraordinary medley from all stages of human evolution, scooped up from different Earths. There's much conflict with primitives leading nasty, brutish and short lives... plus super-evolved humans who debate whether we are truly sentient. At its core the Red Moon contains the failing World Engine which flips between universes. Also down there is the secret history of this multi-verse, right back to the cataclysmic branch-point from which the Manifold flowered. Who are the Old Ones? "They made the manifold"--but were maybe not so different from us and rash, quixotic Malenfant after all. Highly superior SF, guaranteed to jolt one's sense of wonder. --David Langford

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