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Stephen Baxter

UK flag (b.1957)

Stephen Baxter is a trained engineer with degrees from Cambridge (mathematics) and Southampton Universities (doctorate in aeroengineering research). Baxter is the winner of the British Science Fiction Award and the Locus Award, as well as being a nominee for an Arthur C. Clarke Award, most recently for Manifold: Time. His novel Voyage won the Sidewise Award for Best Alternate History Novel of the Year; he also won the John W. Campbell Award and the Philip K. Dick Award for his novel The Time Ships. He is currently working on his next novel, a collaboration with Sir Arthur C. Clarke. Mr. Baxter lives in Prestwood, England. 

Genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult Fantasy, Horror
Series contributed to
Anthologies edited
Fables from the Fountain (2011) (with Eric Brown, Colin Bruce, Peter Crowther, Neil Gaiman, Henry Gee, Tom Hunter, David Langford, Steve Longworth, James Lovegrove, Paul Graham Raven, Adam Roberts, Charles Stross, Ian Watson, Andy West, Ian Whates, Liz Williams and Andrew J Wilson)
Non fiction
Anthologies containing stories by Stephen Baxter
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Short stories
Lines of Longitude
Something for Nothing (1988)
The Droplet (1989)
The Jonah Man (1989)
Space Butterflies (1989)
A Journey to the King Planet (1990)
George and the Comet (1991)
Traces [short story] (1991)
In the Manner of Trees (1992)
Inherit the Earth (1992)
Weep for the Moon (1992)
Downstream (1993)
Lieserl (1993)
No Longer Touch the Earth (1993)
Pilgrim (1993)
The Blood of Angels (1994)
Cilia-of-Gold [short story] (1994)
The Logic Pool (1994)
Mittelwelt (1994)
Brigantia's Angels (1995)
Darkness (1995)
Good News (1995)
Gossamer (1995)
Columbiad (1996)
In the MSOB (1996)
In The Picture (1996)
The Cartographer (1997)
Moon Six (1997)Hugo (nominee)
Zemlya (1997)
The Barrier (1998)
Dante Dreams (1998)
Family History (1998)
Moon-Calf (1998)
Saddlepoint: Roughneck (1998)
The Twelfth Album (1998)
The Modern Cyrano (1999)
People Came from Earth (1999)
Hibernaculum 46 (2000) (with Arthur C Clarke)

Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (1992) : Raft
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (1995) : The Time Ships
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (1996) : The Time Ships
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1996) : The Time Ships
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel winner (1996) : The Time Ships
Philip K Dick Award Best Book winner (1996) : The Time Ships
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (1997) : Voyage
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (1998) : Titan
Hugo Best Novellette nominee (1998) : Moon Six
Philip K Dick Award Best Book winner (1999) : Vacuum Diagrams
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (2000) : Time
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (2004) : Coalescent
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2006) : Transcendent
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (2008) : The H-bomb Girl
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2014) : Proxima
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2017) : The Medusa Chronicles

Stephen Baxter recommends
Cities in Flight (1970)
(Cities in Flight)
James Blish
"A compelling future history, a tale of thistledown cities blown by the winds of time. This is one of SF's most original concepts, an exciting tale deepened and made utterly plausible by Blish's craft and his mature understanding of people and history. If you haven't read this yet, I envy you. Blish's cities will fly through your dreams."
To Hold Infinity (1998)
John Meaney
"Dark, complex and glitters with brilliant strangeness..."
Revelation Space (2000)
(Revelation Space, book 1)
Alastair Reynolds
"The most stunning and original alien artefact in modern science fiction."
Appleseed (2001)
John Clute
"Exuberant, witty, sexy, satirical ... every word is a special effects firecracker."
Vitals (2002)
Greg Bear
"Astonishing. I was blown away by its ferocious intelligence, astounding research and insight, and terrifying logic. Vitals is the ultimate conspiracy theory. Vitals is the future of the thriller, and a thriller of our future: Vitals is biotech noir. Read it with the light on. Prepare not to sleep easy."
Darkness Falling (2002)
(Forever Twilight, book 1)
Peter Crowther
"A fast-paced, character-driven, funny, gruesome apocalypse."
Coyote (2002)
(Coyote, book 1)
Allen Steele
"An homage to wonder, hope, and determination... Steele has constructed this glorious tale of a new starflung Mayflower from the legacies of Heinlein, Twaine, Hemingway, and others - and he has founded it on the essence of America."
Wyrmhole (2003)
(Jack Stein, book 1)
Jay Caselberg
"An adrenaline rush of a debut."
Edenborn (2004)
(Idlewild, book 2)
Nick Sagan
"This guy obviously has a sense of wonder in his DNA."
Helix (2007)
(Helix, book 1)
Eric Brown
"This is the rediscovery of wonder."
The Mirrored Heavens (2008)
(Autumn Rain, book 1)
David J Williams
"A crackling cyberthriller. This is Tom Clancy interfacing Bruce Sterling. David Williams has hacked into the future."
War in Heaven (2011)
(Veteran, book 2)
Gavin Smith
"Gavin Smith has changed the rules of engagement."
Daughter of the Sword (2012)
(Fated Blades, book 1)
Steve Bein
"A strikingly original saga blending contemporary thriller and historical fantasy."
Lockstep (2014)
Karl Schroeder
"Schroeder has the rare and invaluable ability tp develop wholly new concepts and turn them into compelling narratives."
Nemesis (2016)
(Roboteer Trilogy, book 2)
Alex Lamb
"A major new talent."
Barbary Station (2017)
(Shieldrunner Pirates, book 1)
R E Stearns
"An exhilarating mashup of Golden-Age widescreen and zeitgeist cool. Totally unexpected. More please!"
Stone Clock (2018)
(Spin Trilogy, book 3)
Andrew Bannister
"In Bannister's hands space opera lives on, gaudy and brutal and glorious."
Sunfall (2019)
Jim Al-Khalili
"The Day After Tomorrow meets Neuromancer . . . When the planet's magnetic field fails, the naked sun threatens to deliver an extinction level event now – and every century – unless a high-tech near future humanity can save itself. Sunfall is sizzling stuff. And the best informed techno-thriller you are ever likely to read."

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