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Ark
Ark picks up where its predecessor Flood, left off. It's 2025 and Holle is brought to Denver, the new U.S. capital, by her father who was invited to participate in a planning session by the uber-rich group LeRei. Already they know that earth as they knew it is doomed. The government is overwhelmed by the crisis. So LeRei pulled together their financial and scientific resources to consider options for a worst-case scenario - the waters don't recede. They ...
Coalescent - Destiny’s Children 1
Del Rey, Dec 2003, 25.95, 496 pp. ISBN: 0345457854 As the Kuiper Belt anomaly grips the planet, George Poole leaves London for Manchester to sell the house of his recently deceased father and split the profit with his Florida based decade older sister. Upon entering his dad's house (his mom died ten years ago), the memories of his youth flash by the now forty-five year old George until his world crumbles. George finds a photograph of two three ...
Evolution
Evolution begins 65 Million Years ago when the comet which ended the reign of the dinosaurs on Earth was as bright in the sky as the sun. Baxter shows us the lifestyle of some of the late Cretaceous reptiles & birds from the point of view of the first primatesmousy little fur balls which hid from the thunder lizards by burrowing underground in the forests. Baxter names each animal we encounteragain, as the primates would see themto give us a sen...
Exultant - Destiny’s Children 2
Del Rey, Nov 2004, 25.95, 480 pp. ISBN 0345457889 Humanity has been at war with the Xeelee for three thousand years. Thanks to FTL spaceships that enables movement through time the aliens know what humans are going to do before they do it. Mankind has one great advantage over the Xeelees in that the human population is so much greater than the Xeelees, which enables them to confine the enemy to the center of the galaxy. Humanity has not been...

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Flood
In the year 2016, four hostages are rescued by a private security firm after 5 years to return to an earth far different from the one they left. In their absence, the sea level has risen far faster than was predicted and parts of the earth are experiencing flooding on a huge scale. The hostages agree to keep in touch and always be there for each other and they part. Lily goes to her home in England, which is flooding terribly. She ensures her sister and ...
Gulliverzone
Starscape, May 2005, 5.99 ISBN: 0765349418 February 7, 2027 is World Peace Day celebrating two decades of people embracing give peace a chance as espoused by the World Peace Movement. Globally people look forward to galas to attend. Sarah has many events to choose from, but what she looks forward to is that the greatest web based theme park GULLIVERZONE is free. She looks forward to spending the day playing there though she expects to suffer...
Icebones - Mammoth Trilogy 3
Eos, Jun 2002, 14.95, 288 pp. ISBN: 038081899X In the year 3000 at least earth time, Icebones awakens from an extended suspended animation to realize she is not on her native planet anymore, but instead is at the top of Olympus Mons, the highest known mountain in the solar system. Even stranger is the behavior of the herd of her kin, woolly mammoths. They complain of starvation, but have no concept of feeding themselves. Instead they had been ...
Longtusk - Mammoth Trilogy 1
LONGTUSK HarperCollins, Jun 2001, 15.00, 320 pp. ISBN: 0380818981 In 16,000 BC, the world is in flux as species struggle for supremacy while the ice retreats. Woolly mammoths remain gentle giants working together in clans. The mammoths share a language that enables them to communicate with one another. They understand who is friend and who is the enemy and work for a common cause as their environment changes making survival the ultimate goa...
Origin - Manifold 3
The concluding novel in the Manifold series brings to conclusion (hopefuly forwver) the Characters started in Manifold Time. A dragging and depressing outlook on humanities evolution and ultimeate fate billions of years in the future....
Space - Manifold 2
Of all of Mr. Baxters books that I have read this was the most depressing. He focused on all that is bad aboaut humanity and draped the entire history that evolved in a defeatest attitude towards hunmaity in general. Sure the main characters evolved into some sembalance of a satisfying end of their lives but in general teh rest of humaity ended up in the toilet. I literly had to force myself to read the last two chapters and was glad to put the book down...


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