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General Disclaimer Stephen Baxter is an English hard science fiction author. He has degrees in mathematics and engineering. Destiny's Children is a science-fiction series by Stephen Baxter.
It takes place within his larger series, the Xeelee Sequence. Like his previous Manifold Trilogy , the books are not direct sequels to one another, but are instead thematically linked by the appearance of concepts, themes, and sometimes characters in multiple books. Examples of this include:. This book is a collection of short stories relating to the previous three books, comprising new works and previously published stories, including the novellas Reality Dust , Riding the Rock and Mayflower II , an page novella taking place in the Xeelee Sequence that won the BSFA Award for the Best Short Fiction.
The Xeelee Sequence is a series of hard science fiction space opera novels, novellas, and short stories written by British science fiction author Stephen Baxter. The series spans billions of years of fictional history, centering on humanity's future expansion into the universe, its cosmos-spanning war with an enigmatic and supremely powerful Kardashev Type IV alien civilization called the Xeelee , and the Xeelee's own war with dark matter entities called Photino Birds. The series features many other species and civilizations that play a prominent role, including the Squeem , the Qax , and the Silver Ghosts.
Several stories in the Sequence also deal with humans and posthumans living in extreme conditions, such as at the heart of a neutron star Flux , in a separate universe with considerably stronger gravity Raft , and within eusocial hive societies Coalescent. Nominees and winners are chosen based on a vote of BSFA members.
More recently, members of the Eastercon convention have also been eligible to vote. The short stories have been arranged into an overall narrative with brief single page interludes by the character Luru Parz, from the first story in the book.
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When read in series they form a history as seen by her up until the final story of the book. Interzone is a British fantasy and science fiction magazine. Published since , Interzone is the eighth longest-running English language science fiction magazine in history, and the longest-running British SF magazine. Reality Dust is the sixth work in the Xeelee Sequence. The protagonist, one "Hama", an investigator for Earth's Truth Commission, is investigating the surviving Qax-collaborators as the Qax restricted access to AS- anti- senescence technology — to collaborators, they are rather old, and are known as "Pharaohs" ; he follows one renegade Pharaoh to Callisto.
Common Era or Current Era CE is one of the notation systems for the world's most widely used calendar era.
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The year-numbering system utilized by the Gregorian calendar is used throughout the world today, and is an international standard for civil calendars. Timelike Infinity is a science fiction book by British author Stephen Baxter. The second book in the Xeelee Sequence, Timelike Infinity introduces a universe of powerful alien species and technologies which manages to maintain a realistic edge due to Baxter's physics background; it largely sets the stage for the magnum opus of the Xeelee Sequence, Ring.
Senescence or biological aging is the gradual deterioration of functional characteristics.
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The word senescence can refer either to cellular senescence or to senescence of the whole organism. Riding the Rock is the seventh work in the Xeelee Sequence. The plot is set in the Third Expansion era, in which humanity has thrown off the successive yokes of the Squeem and the Qax, and has been so successful that it is second only to the Xeelee among baryonic races. However, humanity's jealousy has driven it to futilely and brutally dedicate their culture sending soldiers off as young as 13 to warring for over 18, years upon the Xeelee. The characters engage in quasi- trench warfare against the Xeelee in the galactic core.
In particle physics, a baryon is a type of composite subatomic particle which contains an odd number of valence quarks. Baryons belong to the hadron family of particles, which are the quark-based particles. They are also classified as fermions, i. Trench warfare is a type of land warfare using occupied fighting lines consisting largely of military trenches, in which troops are well-protected from the enemy's small arms fire and are substantially sheltered from artillery.
It has become a byword for stalemate, attrition, sieges, and futility in conflict. Mayflower II is the eighth work in the Xeelee Sequence. The plot centers on five generation ships leaving a doomed planet. As thousands of years pass, the humans forget that they are on a spaceship and begin running its mechanisms only through religious ritual.