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Stephen Baxter

Stephen Baxter is the pre-eminent SF writer of his generation. Published around the world he has also won major awards in the UK, US, Germany, and Japan. Born in 1957 he has degrees from Cambridge and Southampton. He lives in Northumberland with his wife.

His books for Gollancz include the Mammoth Trilogy (Mammoth, Longtusk, Icebones) and its Omnibus edition Behemoth, the A Time Odyssey series of novels, written with Arthur C. Clarke (Time’s Eye, Sunstorm, Firstborn), the Northland trilogy (Stone Spring, Bronze Summer, Iron Winter), the Time’s Tapestry series (Emperor, Conqueror, Navigator, Weaver) and the Destiny’s Children series (Coalescent, Exultant, Transcendent, Resplendent), as well as the novels Evolution, Reality Dust, Flood, Ark and Xeelee: An Omnibus.

For more information about his books, simply click on their titles above. Visit Stephen Baxter’s website at www.stephen-baxter.com.


Cover Reveal: The Medusa Chronicles

We are thrilled to be able to share the cover for one of the most anticipated SF books of 2016 – Stephen Baxter and Alastair Reynold’s The Medusa Chronicles.

Inspired by Sir Arthur C. Clarke’s short story A Meeting with Medusa, this novel, with permission from the Clarke Estate, continues the story of Commander Howard Falcon over centuries of space-exploration, interaction with AI, first contact and beyond. All brought to life by two of our greatest SF authors, Stephen … More

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Gollancz acquires sequel to Sir Arthur C. Clarke’s A Meeting with Medusa, written by Alastair Reynolds and Stephen Baxter

Gollancz is delighted to have acquired World Rights to The Medusa Chronicles; a science fiction adventure written in a unique collaboration between two high profile science-fiction authors: Stephen Baxter and Alastair Reynolds.

The Medusa Chronicles is inspired by Arthur C. Clarke’s influential short story A Meeting with Medusa, following the story of Howard Falcon, captain of an experimental airship and crash survivor who leads an expedition to explore Jupiter’s atmosphere. Picking up Clarke’s themes of … More

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Happy Publication Day: 27th November 2014

We’d like to wish a very happy Publication Day to all of our books out in bookshops and online today. This week we’re celebrating the 30th anniversary of a ground-breaking fantasy classic, an out of this world adventure and a return to Bon Temps. You’ve got so many reasons to visit your bookshop, library or feed your e-reader. 

Dead But Not Forgotten by Charlaine Harris: Charlaine Harris’ smash-hit Sookie Stackhouse series may have reached its conclusion, but … More

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Encounters with Alpha Centauri

We welcome Stephen Baxter to the Gollancz blog with a guest post about Buzz Aldrin’s Encounter with Tiber.

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Join us on this Planetary Romance . . .

On the 27th of November Stephen Baxter is back with the brand new adventure, Ultima, the follow up to last year’s thrilling Proxima. To celebrate the publication of Ultima we’re taking a look back at the incredible Promixa with an exciting two chapter extract! 


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