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Proxima

(2012)
(The first book in the Proxima series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel (nominee)
The very far future: The Galaxy is a drifting wreck of black holes, neutron stars, chill white dwarfs. The age of star formation is long past. Yet there is life here, feeding off the energies of the stellar remnants, and there is mind, a tremendous Galaxy-spanning intelligence each of whose thoughts lasts a hundred thousand years. And this mind cradles memories of a long-gone age when a more compact universe was full of light...

The 27th century: Proxima Centauri, an undistinguished red dwarf star, is the nearest star to our sun - and (in this fiction), the nearest to host a world, Proxima IV, habitable by humans. But Proxima IV is unlike Earth in many ways. Huddling close to the warmth, orbiting in weeks, it keeps one face to its parent star at all times. The 'substellar point', with the star forever overhead, is a blasted desert, and the 'antistellar point' on the far side is under an ice cap in perpetual darkness. How would it be to live on such a world?

Yuri Jones, with 1,000 others, is about to find out... Proxima tells the amazing tale of how we colonise a harsh new eden, and the secret we find there that will change our role in the Universe for ever.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Used availability for Stephen M Baxter's Proxima

Hardback Editions

November 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Proxima
Author(s): Stephen Baxter
ISBN: 0-451-46770-1 / 978-0-451-46770-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace
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September 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: Proxima (Proxima 1)
Author(s): Stephen Baxter
ISBN: 0-575-11683-8 / 978-0-575-11683-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Paperback Editions

August 2015 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Proxima (A Proxima Novel)
Author(s): Stephen Baxter
ISBN: 0-451-46771-X / 978-0-451-46771-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace
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2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Proxima (Proxima 1)
Author(s): Stephen Baxter
ISBN: 0-575-11685-4 / 978-0-575-11685-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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September 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Proxima
Author(s): Stephen Baxter
ISBN: 0-575-11684-6 / 978-0-575-11684-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Audio Editions

November 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Proxima
Author(s): Stephen Baxter
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
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November 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Proxima
Author(s): Stephen Baxter
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
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November 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Proxima
Author(s): Stephen Baxter
ISBN: 1-4945-0684-X / 978-1-4945-0684-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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November 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Proxima
Author(s): Stephen Baxter
ISBN: 1-4945-5684-7 / 978-1-4945-5684-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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November 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Proxima: Book 1
Author(s): Stephen Baxter
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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Kindle Editions

November 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Proxima
Author(s): Stephen Baxter
Publisher: Ace
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September 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Proxima
Author(s): Stephen Baxter
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU