Hailed as â€śone 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....
planet of Per Ardua, alien artifacts were discoveredâ€”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
presentâ€”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....