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A British author known for his [[MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness hard sci-fi]] novels. He's most known for his far-future space opera series [[{{Literature/XeeleeSequence}} The Xeelee Sequence]], but he also writes a fair amount of AlternateHistory and more near-future fiction. He has a website [[http://www.stephen-baxter.com/index.html here]]. His works include:

!!!Series
* The Literature/XeeleeSequence series. Arguably his most well-known books. Set in the far future, where humans struggle for supremacy in the universe against the god-like Xeelee.
* The ''NASA'' Trilogy, a loose trilogy of three thematically similar AlternateHistory novels that center on spaceflight and space exploration, particularly that of NASA origin. Features several [[MundaneDogmatic modern-day and near future what-ifs]].
** ''Literature/{{Voyage}}'' - Alternate spaceflight developments between the 1960s and 1980s, culminating in a ([[MundaneMadeAwesome not easily earned]]) manned mission to Mars in the mid 1980s.
** ''Literature/{{Titan}}'' - A TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture book about an expedition to Titan.
** ''Literature/{{Moonseed}}'' - A prolonged lunar exploration programme in the 70s accidentally brings a mysterious, nanoplague-like substance to Earth during a return mission. Stuff happens...
* The ''Manifold'' series. Three what-if novels concerning the UsefulNotes/FermiParadox, with each presenting a different resolution to the paradox. Notable in that all three novels feature the same cast but are set in [[AlternateContinuity Alternate Continuities]].
** ''Literature/ManifoldTime'' posits that humanity is the only intelligent species in the universe.
** ''ManifoldSpace'' is the opposite, with the universe actually ''brimming'' with intelligent life, but the reason we've never seen it before is because it is periodically "sterilized" by natural cosmological events.
** ''Literature/ManifoldOrigin'' is set in a ''multiverse'' that is full of intelligent life, but each universe only contains one intelligent species.
** ''Phase Space'' is a collection of short stories related to the series.
* The ''Time Odyssey'' series, in collaboration with ArthurCClarke. Intended as an "[[InsistentTerminology orthoquel]]"[[hottip:*:i.e. AlternateUniverse]] to Clarke's famous ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' series.
* The ''Mammoth'' trilogy. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin It's about mammoths]].
* ''Time's Tapestries'', an AlternateHistory series.
* ''Literature/TheLongEarth'', a two book series co-written with Creator/TerryPratchett about the sudden discovery of parallel Earths.
* The ''Literature/{{Flood}}'' series, about an [[TheGreatFlood apocalyptic global flood]]. Currently has two novels, ''Flood'' and ''Ark'', as well as several short stories.

!!!Standalone Works
* ''Anti-Ice'', set in an alternate world where a semi-stable form of antimatter is discovered in the mid-1800's, spurning an early industrial revolution and resulting in an AlternateHistory SteamPunk world where Britain becomes a superpower with antimatter bombs at their disposal.
* ''[[{{Literature/Evolution}} Evolution]]'', a standalone novel about the evolution of humans and their ultimate fate.
* ''The Time Ships'', an authorized sequel to HGWells' ''TheTimeMachine'' that incorporates more modern science fiction concepts, such as Dyson Spheres and time travel creating [[AlternateHistory branching timelines]].
** In an interesting twist, Baxter himself presents it as though [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis it was taken from a lost manuscript by the Time Traveler himself]].
* ''The H-Bomb Girl'', a foray into Young Adult fiction; in 1962, a young girl in Liverpool finds herself at a crossroads between various [[AlternateHistory alternate histories]] against the backdrop of the CubanMissileCrisis.
* ''The Wheel of Ice'', a ''Series/DoctorWho'' novel featuring the Second Doctor, Jamie and Zoe.
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A British author known for his [[MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness hard sci-fi]] novels. He's most known for his far-future space opera series [[{{Literature/XeeleeSequence}} The Xeelee Sequence]], but he also writes a fair amount of AlternateHistory and more near-future fiction. He has a website [[http://www.stephen-baxter.com/index.html here]]. His works include:

!!!Series
* The Literature/XeeleeSequence series. Arguably his most well-known books. Set in the far future, where humans struggle for supremacy in the universe against the god-like Xeelee.
* The ''NASA'' Trilogy, a loose trilogy of three thematically similar AlternateHistory novels that center on spaceflight and space exploration, particularly that of NASA origin. Features several [[MundaneDogmatic modern-day and near future what-ifs]].
** ''Literature/{{Voyage}}'' - Alternate spaceflight developments between the 1960s and 1980s, culminating in a ([[MundaneMadeAwesome not easily earned]]) manned mission to Mars in the mid 1980s.
** ''Literature/{{Titan}}'' - A TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture book about an expedition to Titan.
** ''Literature/{{Moonseed}}'' - A prolonged lunar exploration programme in the 70s accidentally brings a mysterious, nanoplague-like substance to Earth during a return mission. Stuff happens...
* The ''Manifold'' series. Three what-if novels concerning the UsefulNotes/FermiParadox, with each presenting a different resolution to the paradox. Notable in that all three novels feature the same cast but are set in [[AlternateContinuity Alternate Continuities]].
** ''Literature/ManifoldTime'' posits that humanity is the only intelligent species in the universe.
** ''ManifoldSpace'' is the opposite, with the universe actually ''brimming'' with intelligent life, but the reason we've never seen it before is because it is periodically "sterilized" by natural cosmological events.
** ''Literature/ManifoldOrigin'' is set in a ''multiverse'' that is full of intelligent life, but each universe only contains one intelligent species.
** ''Phase Space'' is a collection of short stories related to the series.
* The ''Time Odyssey'' series, in collaboration with ArthurCClarke. Intended as an "[[InsistentTerminology orthoquel]]"[[hottip:*:i.e. AlternateUniverse]] to Clarke's famous ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' series.
* The ''Mammoth'' trilogy. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin It's about mammoths]].
* ''Time's Tapestries'', an AlternateHistory series.
* ''Literature/TheLongEarth'', a two book series co-written with Creator/TerryPratchett about the sudden discovery of parallel Earths.
* The ''Literature/{{Flood}}'' series, about an [[TheGreatFlood apocalyptic global flood]]. Currently has two novels, ''Flood'' and ''Ark'', as well as several short stories.

!!!Standalone Works
* ''Anti-Ice'', set in an alternate world where a semi-stable form of antimatter is discovered in the mid-1800's, spurning an early industrial revolution and resulting in an AlternateHistory SteamPunk world where Britain becomes a superpower with antimatter bombs at their disposal.
* ''[[{{Literature/Evolution}} Evolution]]'', a standalone novel about the evolution of humans and their ultimate fate.
* ''The Time Ships'', an authorized sequel to HGWells' ''TheTimeMachine'' that incorporates more modern science fiction concepts, such as Dyson Spheres and time travel creating [[AlternateHistory branching timelines]].
** In an interesting twist, Baxter himself presents it as though [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis it was taken from a lost manuscript by the Time Traveler himself]].
* ''The H-Bomb Girl'', a foray into Young Adult fiction; in 1962, a young girl in Liverpool finds herself at a crossroads between various [[AlternateHistory alternate histories]] against the backdrop of the CubanMissileCrisis.
* ''The Wheel of Ice'', a ''Series/DoctorWho'' novel featuring the Second Doctor, Jamie and Zoe.
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18th Aug '13 2:50:24 PM TrevMUN
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** ''Literature/{{Titan}}'' - A scarily plausible TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture book about an expedition to Titan.

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** ''Literature/{{Titan}}'' - A scarily plausible TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture book about an expedition to Titan.
18th Aug '13 2:49:36 PM TrevMUN
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* The ''{{Flood}}'' series, about an [[TheGreatFlood apocalyptic global flood]]. Currently has two novels, ''Flood'' and ''Ark'', as well as several short stories.

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* The ''{{Flood}}'' ''Literature/{{Flood}}'' series, about an [[TheGreatFlood apocalyptic global flood]]. Currently has two novels, ''Flood'' and ''Ark'', as well as several short stories.
10th May '13 2:53:46 PM ZemplinTemplar
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A British author known for his [[MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness hard sci-fi]] novels. He's most known for his far-future space opera series [[{{Literature/XeeleeSequence}} The Xeelee Sequence]], but he also writes a fair amount of AlternateHistory and more near-future fiction. His works include:

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A British author known for his [[MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness hard sci-fi]] novels. He's most known for his far-future space opera series [[{{Literature/XeeleeSequence}} The Xeelee Sequence]], but he also writes a fair amount of AlternateHistory and more near-future fiction. He has a website [[http://www.stephen-baxter.com/index.html here]]. His works include:
10th May '13 2:45:39 PM ZemplinTemplar
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* The ''{{Flood}}'' series, about an [[TheGreatFlood apocalyptic global flood]]. Currently has two novels, ''Flood'' and ''Ark'', as well as several short stories.

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* The ''{{Flood}}'' series, ''NASA'' Trilogy, a loose trilogy of three thematically similar AlternateHistory novels that center on spaceflight and space exploration, particularly that of NASA origin. Features several [[MundaneDogmatic modern-day and near future what-ifs]].
** ''Literature/{{Voyage}}'' - Alternate spaceflight developments between the 1960s and 1980s, culminating in a ([[MundaneMadeAwesome not easily earned]]) manned mission to Mars in the mid 1980s.
** ''Literature/{{Titan}}'' - A scarily plausible TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture book
about an [[TheGreatFlood apocalyptic global flood]]. Currently has two novels, ''Flood'' and ''Ark'', as well as several short stories.expedition to Titan.
** ''Literature/{{Moonseed}}'' - A prolonged lunar exploration programme in the 70s accidentally brings a mysterious, nanoplague-like substance to Earth during a return mission. Stuff happens...



* The ''NASA'' Trilogy, a loose trilogy of three thematically similar AlternateHistory novels that center on spaceflight and space exploration, particularly that of NASA origin. Features several [[MundaneDogmatic modern-day and near future what-ifs]].
** ''Literature/{{Voyage}}'' - Alternate spaceflight developments between the 1960s and 1980s, culminating in a ([[MundaneMadeAwesome not easily earned]]) manned mission to Mars in the mid 1980s.
** ''Literature/{{Titan}}'' - A scarily plausible TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture book about an expedition to Titan.
** ''Literature/{{Moonseed}}'' - A prolonged lunar exploration programme in the 70s accidentally brings a mysterious, nanoplague-like substance to Earth during a return mission. Stuff happens...




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* The ''{{Flood}}'' series, about an [[TheGreatFlood apocalyptic global flood]]. Currently has two novels, ''Flood'' and ''Ark'', as well as several short stories.
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** ''Literature/{{Moonseed}}'' - A prolonged lunar exploration programme in the 70s accidentally brings a mysterious, nanoplague-like substance to Earth during a return mission. Stuff happens...
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* The ''NASA'' Trilogy, another AlternateHistory featuring more [[MundaneDogmatic modern-day and near future what-ifs]], such as a hypothetical manned mission to Mars in the 1970s.
** ''Literature/{{Titan}}'', a scarily plausible TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture book about an expedition to Titan.

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* The ''NASA'' Trilogy, another a loose trilogy of three thematically similar AlternateHistory featuring more novels that center on spaceflight and space exploration, particularly that of NASA origin. Features several [[MundaneDogmatic modern-day and near future what-ifs]], such as what-ifs]].
** ''Literature/{{Voyage}}'' - Alternate spaceflight developments between the 1960s and 1980s, culminating in
a hypothetical ([[MundaneMadeAwesome not easily earned]]) manned mission to Mars in the 1970s.
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** ''Literature/{{Titan}}'', a ''Literature/{{Titan}}'' - A scarily plausible TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture book about an expedition to Titan.
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** ''Literature/{{Titan}}'', a [[{{YMMV}} scarily plausible]] TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture book about an expedition to Titan.

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** ''Literature/{{Titan}}'', a [[{{YMMV}} scarily plausible]] plausible TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture book about an expedition to Titan.
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