The combined crews of crashed spaceships from different realities must work together to save themselves, escape the planet and discover how the World Engineers have altered the Solar System, and why...
Trapped on an alternate Earth, the combined crews of a crashed Russian spaceship, a British expeditionary force and a group of strays from the future must work together to survive, escape, and discover what led them to this point. All are from parallel universes where small changes in history led to different realities, and the tensions between the groups are rising.
But some changes were not small. The solar system has been altered, changed, shaped in the various realities, and the World Engineers - unspeakably powerful, completely unknown - are still active. Why have they populated this planet with humanity's ancestors and dinosaurs? What is on the moon of Saturn that gives off such an odd light? And even if they can be found, can they be stopped - and should they be?
Malenfant, Deidra and the rest of their party must find a way off the planet, back into space, and into the many dimensions seeking the answer...
It's Baxter at his very best. - Guardian on World Engines: Destroyer
Another triumph for Baxter. - SciFiNow on World Engines: Destroyer
Hard SF science smarts... yet is great fun too. - SFX on World Engines: Destroyer
The most important living science-fiction writer in the country - The Times
[Stephen Baxter] is one of the few still producing massive, fastidiously textured SF epics that engage the intelligence of the reader - The Independent