Science fiction (Novelty)

Evolution

Evolution


Stephen Baxter

ISBN: 057507342
Year of publication: 2002

Evolution by Stephen Baxter To Sandra, again. And to the rest of us, in hope of long perspectives Judging from the past, we may safely infer that not one living species will transmit its unaltered likeness to a distant futurity. And of the species now living very few will transmit progeny of any kind to a far distant futurity. Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life 1859 Prologue As the plane descended ...

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Icebones

Icebones


Stephen Baxter

ISBN: 038081899
Year of publication: 2002

Icebones by Stephen Baxter To David and Sarah Oliver and Colin Pillinger and the Beagle 2 team Prologue There is a flat, sharp, close horizon, a plain of dust and rocks. The rocks are carved by the wind. Everything is stained rust brown, like dried blood, the shadows long and sharp. This is not Earth. Though the sun is rising, the sky above is still speckled with stars. And in the east there is a morning star: steady, brilliant, its delicate blue-white distinct against the violet wash of the ...

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Longtusk

Longtusk


Stephen Baxter

ISBN: 0380818981
Year of publication: 2000

Longtusk by Stephen Baxter To my niece, Jessica Bourg Prologue A vast sheet of ice sits on the North Pole: immense, brooding, jealously drawing the moisture from the air. Glaciers, jutting from the icecap like claws, pulverize rock layers and carve out fjords and lakes. South of the ice, immense plains sweep around the planet, darkened by herds of mighty herbivores. The ice has drawn so much water from the oceans that the very shapes of the continents are changed. Australia is no island, but is ...

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Silverhair

Silverhair


Stephen Baxter

ISBN: 0061020206
Year of publication: 1999

Silverhair by Stephen Baxter To Sandra, and the Calves of Probos Acknowledgments My research for this book took me to the Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe the Chobe National Park, Botswana the George C. Page Museum at the Rancho La Brea tar pits, Los Angeles County the Natural History Museum, London and the National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C. Im indebted to Eric Brown for reading the manuscript, and for feedback to Dr. Adrian Lister of the Department of Biology, University ...

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Starfish

Starfish


Peter Watts

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Year of publication: 0

Peter Watts Starfish For Susan Oshanek, on the off chance that shes still alive. And for Laurie Channer who to my unexpectedly good fortune, definitely is. Prelude: Ceratius The abyss should shut you up. Sunlight hasnt touched these waters for a million years. Atmospheres accumulate by the hundreds here, the trenches could swallow a dozen Everests without burping. They say life itself got started in the deep sea. Maybe. It cant have been an easy birth, judging by the life that remains ...

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Exhalation

Exhalation


Ted Chiang

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Year of publication: 0

Ted Chiang Exhalation It has long been said that air which others call argon is the source of life. This is not in fact the case, and I engrave these words to describe how I came to understand the true source of life and, as a corollary, the means by which life will one day end. For most of history, the proposition that we drew life from air was so obvious that there was no need to assert it. Every day we consume two lungs heavy with air every day we remove the empty ones from our chest and ...

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