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World Engines: Destroyer

Stephen Baxter

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Science fiction

A hard-SF saga set on an almost-empty Earth, currently scheduled to be destroyed in a hundred years.

Hundreds of years in the future, on a stagnating and almost empty Earth, a space shuttle pilot from the early days of the 21st century is awoken from the cryogenic sleep he entered after a devastating accident.

As he comes to terms with this new world, he begins to realise that their history does not match what he remembers - and that only he may be able to stop the coming catastrophe destined to destroy the planet.

Until he meets a young woman who seems to have a drive of her own, and a plan...

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Praise for World Engines: Destroyer

  • gripping science fiction utilising big concepts and backed by brilliant writing - Starburst Magazine

  • Grown up SF, a masterpiece from a star who shines as bright as any "mainstream" author - Sun

  • Baxter is the natural heir to the hard sci-fi crown of Arthur C. Clarke and he shares Clarke's generous imagination and ability to extrapolate a plausible future technology from the cutting-edge theories of today. Imaginative appeal is what counts with Baxter and in that he delivers reliably - Daily Telegraph

  • Stephen Baxter is an incredibly skilled author - a successor to Arthur C Clarke and Philip K Dick - The Book Bag

  • [Stephen Baxter] is one of the few still producing massive, fastidiously textured SF epics that engage the intelligence of the reader. Ideas come thick and fast, and an exhilarating sense of wonder is guaranteed - Independent

  • The best SF writer in Britain - SFX

  • The most important living science-fiction writer in the country - The Times

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Stephen Baxter

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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