Literature: Proxima

Proxima is a science fiction novel by Stephen Baxter. The book covers a the story of a group of former convicts stranded on a planet orbiting Proxima by the government and forced by the government start a colony.

This series provides examples of:

  • Adam and Eve Plot:Deconstructed. The Colonization Unit states that Yuri and Mardina could potentialy start a colony on their own, however it would require massive amounts of incest and essentially tuning the women into baby factories.
  • Anyone Can Die:A lot of it.
  • Apocalypse How:The RKKV launched by the Chinese at Mercury detonates the kernels lodged there, blowing up Mercury and frying the population of earth.
  • Gainax Ending: The book ends with Yuri, Steph, Liu and the Colonization Unit travelling to an unknown location via Hatch. And then, Space Romans.
  • If I Can't Have You: John Synge gets the first three words out before being shot by a genre savvy robot.
  • Mohs Scale of Science Fiction Hardness:A 2. The only real lies are the Kernels and the Hatch.
  • Robot Girl: Angelia, before she got converted into a starship.
  • Shown Their Work: A lot of it.
  • Sufficiently Advanced Aliens: The creators of the Kernels and the Hatch qualify as this.
  • Tidally Locked Planet: Per Ardua is tidally locked to Proxima Centauri.
  • Yandere: Onizuka and John Synge are rare male examples.