Ark by Stephen Baxter

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It's the year 2030. The oceans have risen rapidly, and soon the entire planet will be submerged. But the discovery of another life-sustaining planet light years away gives those who remain alive hope. Only a few will be able to make the journey-Holle Groundwater is one of the candidates. If she makes the cut, she will live. If not, she will be left to face a watery death...
 

About Stephen Baxter

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Stephen Baxter is the winner of the British Science Fiction Award, the Locus Award, the John W. Campbell Award, and two Philip K. Dick Awards. His novel Voyage won the Sidewise Award for the best alternate history novel of the year. Author website: stephen-baxter.com
 
Published May 4, 2010 by Roc. 468 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math. Fiction

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The Guardian

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Ark by Stephen Baxter Buy it from the Guardian bookshop Search the Guardian bookshop In his previous novel, Flood, Baxter painted a grim, convincing picture of Eart...

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Publishers Weekly

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Baxter's riveting follow-up to bestseller Flood tempers the hope of humanity coming together in the face of a crisis with an often brutal undercurrent of realism, resulting in a sequel that surpasses the original in almost every way.

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New York Journal of Books

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In Mary Tudor: Princess, Bastard, Queen, Anna Whitelock sets out offer a picture of English first Queen Regnant as something other than the “weak-willed failure as so often rendered by traditional narratives, but a complex figure of immense courage, determination, and humanity.”While Whitelock’s ...

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SF Signal

(And to be truly fair, this reaction could also be partially caused by the amount of contiguous time I had, or rather didn’t have, to devote to the book.) While there is a sustainable sense of wonder in Ark, the sense of doom so beautifully portrayed in Flood ultimately undercuts the believabili...

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Kidz World

Evan Almighty - Bottom Line Evan Almighty is a pretty straight-forward re-telling of the story of Noah and the ark, with a bit of modern-day tweaking.

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Monsters and Critics

Ark One and Ark Three will each be capable of transporting about eighty of the brightest young candidates to Jupiter in order to collect the power required to make the warp jump outward toward the distant stars in hopes of finding suitable planets to colonize.

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Strange Horizons

In 2008, Stephen Baxter published Flood, a British Science Fiction Association Award-nominated novel about the drowning of the Earth and humanity's increasingly desperate attempts to adapt in the face of violent political upheaval and ecological catastrophe.

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Fiction Reviews

Important note If you have not read Flood the rest of this paragraph is a Flood spoiler… Now, you may recall that in Flood the humanity faces ever-rising sea levels due (not to global warming but) to water migrating from deep the Earth's crust in huge up-wellings.

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