Электронная книга: Stephen Baxter «Moonseed»


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Stephen Baxter

Infobox Writer
name = Stephen Baxter

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birthdate = birth date and age|1957|11|13|df=yes
birthplace = Liverpool, England
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occupation = Writer
nationality = British
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genre = Hard SF
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influences = H. G. Wells
Arthur C. Clarke
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website = http://www.stephen-baxter.com

Stephen Baxter (born 13 November 1957) is a British hard science fiction author. He was born and raised Roman Catholic. He has degrees in mathematics and engineering.

Writing style

Strongly influenced by SF pioneer H. G. Wells, Baxter has been a distinguished Vice-President of the international H. G. Wells Society since 2006 .

His fiction falls into three main categories, each with a very different style and tone.

His Xeelee Sequence stories are set in the far future, where humans are rising to become the second most powerful race in the universe, next to the god-like Xeelee. Character development in these stories takes second place to the depiction of advanced theories and ideas, such as the true nature of the Great Attractor, naked singularities and the great battle between Baryonic and Dark matter lifeforms. Examples of novels written in this style: "Ring", "Timelike Infinity".

His present-day Earth stories are much more human, with characters portrayed with greater depth and care. They typically indulge in "if only" whimsy or outright alternate history, dreaming about what humanity could achieve in the exploration of space. NASA features prominently, and a great deal of research has obviously been done into its internal structuring and methods.

However, these novels have a much darker tone than any of his other stories and do not often portray much hope for humanity as a moral species. Examples of novels written in this style include "Voyage" (winner of the Sidewise Award for Alternate History), "Titan", and "Moonseed".

Each novel of the "Manifold" trilogy is focused on a potential explanation of the Fermi paradox.

His "Evolution" stories are a later development and show an increasing interest in the evolution of humanity. These seem to have their origins in stories of his other writing styles, such as "Mammoth" and "Manifold: Origin". The novel "Evolution" is an example of this style.

Baxter also covers numerous other styles: his "Mammoth" stories, ostensibly for children, are often of great delight to adults, while "The Time Ships" (an authorised sequel to "The Time Machine") is generally taken to be one of his greatest novels.fact|date=July 2007 It won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, the Philip K. Dick Award, the BSFA Award, and was nominated for other major science fiction awards, including the Hugo Award.

In February 2007, Baxter was announced as the author of what was to be the 100th story for Big Finish Productions' Doctor Who audio series. "Earthstorm" was originally scheduled to be released in late September 2007, but has been delayed indefinitely, according to a May 2007 announcement on the company's website.

Baxter has also written non-fiction essays and columns for such publications as "Critical Wave" and the British SF Association's "Matrix".

Literary awards

The Web Series

See The Web (series)

Manifold Trilogy

A Time Odyssey (Co-authored with Arthur C. Clarke)

Unrelated novels


External links

* [http://www.stephen-Baxter.com Stephen Baxter's official website]
* [http://www.themanifold.co.uk/ The Manifold (an unofficial but up-to-date fan site)]
* [http://themanifold.co.uk/phpBB2/ - The Manifold Message Boards] (where fans of Mr. Baxter can interact and discuss his work)
* [http://www.baxterium.org.uk/ The Baxterium (a semi-official Baxter site)]
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Stephenbaxter/ Stephen Baxter Yahoo! Groups (fan discussion group)]
* [http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/b/stephen-m-baxter/ Stephen Baxter Fantastic Fiction]
* [http://www.sfsite.com/revus/revubaxter.htm Stephen Baxter Book Reviews on The SF Site]
* [http://www.sfsite.com/06a/sasb201.htm Interview with Steven Baxter on The SF Site]
* [http://www.infinityplus.co.uk/misc/smb.htm Steven Baxter Infinity Plus Profile]

NAME=Baxter, Stephen
DATE OF BIRTH=1957-11-13
PLACE OF BIRTH=Liverpool, England

Источник: Stephen Baxter

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  • Moonseed — is a common name of some flowering plants in the family Menispermaceae: Cocculus Menispermum Moonseed is also a 1998 science fiction book by Stephen Baxter. This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an …   Wikipedia

  • moonseed — [mo͞on′sēd΄] n. any of a genus (Menispermum) of twining vines of the moonseed family, with small clusters of purple berries and crescent shaped seeds adj. designating a family (Menispermaceae, order Ranunculales) of tropical dicotyledonous lianas …   English World dictionary

  • Moonseed — Moon seed , n. (Bot.) A climbing plant of the genus {Menispermum}; so called from the crescentlike form of the seeds. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • moonseed — noun plant of the family Menispermaceae having red or black fruit with crescent or ring shaped seeds • Hypernyms: ↑vine • Hyponyms: ↑common moonseed, ↑Canada moonseed, ↑yellow parilla, ↑Menispermum canadense, ↑Carolina moonseed, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • moonseed — /moohn seed /, n. 1. any climbing plant of the genus Menispermum, having greenish white flowers and crescent shaped seeds. 2. See Carolina moonseed. [1730 40; MOON + SEED] * * * ▪ plant       any of three species of woody vines constituting the… …   Universalium

  • moonseed — noun Date: 1739 a twining plant (Menispermum canadense of the family Menispermaceae, the moonseed family) of eastern North America that has crescent shaped seeds and black fruits …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • moonseed — noun A twining plant of the genus Menispermum, eponymous of the Menispermae or moonseed family The crescent shaped (hence their name) moonseeds bear black fruits See Also: moonbeam, moon blind, mooncalf, moon eyed, moonfish …   Wiktionary

  • moonseed — kanadinis mėnuliasėklis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Mėnuliasėklinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Menispermum canadense), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Menispermum canadense angl. yellow parilla; moonseed šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • moonseed — n. any of several types of flowering vines bearing red or black fruit …   English contemporary dictionary

  • moonseed — moon•seed [[t]ˈmunˌsid[/t]] n. pln any climbing plant belonging to the genus Menispermum, of the family Menispermaceae, having greenish white flowers and crescent shaped seeds • Etymology: 1730–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • moonseed — /ˈmunsid/ (say moohnseed) noun any of the climbing herbs constituting the genus Menispermum (family Menispermaceae) with greenish white flowers, so called from the crescent shaped seeds …   Australian English dictionary

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