Redemption (Xeelee 8)

Redemption (Xeelee 8)

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Released August 23, 2018
ISBN 978-1473217218

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Michael Poole finds himself in a very strange landscape . . .
This is the centre of the Galaxy. And in a history without war with the humans, the Xeelee have had time to built an immense structure here. The Xeelee Belt has a radius ten thousand times Earth's orbital distance. It is a light year in circumference. If it was set in the solar system it would be out in the Oort Cloud, among the comets - but circling the sun. If it was at rest it would have a surface area equivalent to about thirty billion Earths. But it is not at rest: it rotates at near lightspeed. And because of relativistic effects, distances are compressed for inhabitants of the Belt, and time drastically slowed.


The purpose of the Belt is to preserve a community of Xeelee into the very far future, when they will be able to tap dark energy, a universe-spanning antigravity field, for their own purposes. But with time the Belt has attracted populations of lesser species, here for the immense surface area, the unending energy flows. Poole, Miriam and their party, having followed the Ghosts, must explore the artefact and survive encounters with its strange inhabitants - before Poole, at last, finds the Xeelee who led the destruction of Earth...

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Stephen Baxter

Stephen Baxter was born in Liverpool, England, in 1957 and now lives in Northumberland. Since 1987, he has published somewhere over forty books, mostly science fiction novels, and over a hundred short stories.

Stephen holds degrees in mathematics, from Cambridge University, engineering, from Southampton University, and in business administration, from Henley Management College. He worked as a teacher of maths and physics, and for several years in information technology. Today, he is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society.

His first professionally published short story appeared in 1987, and his first novel, in 1991, becoming a full-time author in 1995. He is also a President of the British Science Fiction Association, and a Vice-President of the HG Wells Society.

Voyage was dramatised by Audio Movies for BBC Radio and broadcast in 1999.

Baxter's TV and movie work includes development work on the BBC's Invasion: Earth, broadcast in April-May 1998, and the script for Episode 3 of Space Island One, broadcast on Sky One on 21 January 1998.

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