The second of Baxter's DESTINY'S CHILDREN series moves the story into the distant future and a grim vision of inter-galactic war.
Twenty-five thousand years in the future mankind is still locked in its twenty thousand year long war for survival with the Xeelee. Billions die every day and mankind's best soldiers are children, bred to fight and die. The war has gone well but has now stalled at the galaxy's core, the Xeelee stronghold. And as we fight what we cannot believe will be the final battle the consequences of a war fought in the first few nano-seconds after the big bang are coming to fruition.
Even for those who do not normally read science fiction, there is plenty here to enthrall. Not so much a space opera as a cosmic epic. - GOOD BOOK GUIDE
Stephen Baxter is the pre-eminent SF writer of his generation. With Terry Pratchett he has co-authored the Long Earth novels. Published around the world he has also won major awards in the UK, US, Germany, and Japan. Born in 1957 he has degrees from Cambridge and Southampton. He lives in Northumberland with his wife.
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