Manifold by Stephen Baxter

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The year is 2020. Fueled by an insatiable curiosity, Reid Malenfant ventures to the far edge of the solar system, where he discovers a strange artifact left behind by an alien civilization: A gateway that functions as a kind of quantum transporter, allowing virtually instantaneous travel over the vast distances of interstellar space. What lies on the other side of the gateway? Malenfant decides to find out. Yet he will soon be faced with an impossible choice that will push him beyond terror, beyond sanity, beyond humanity itself. Meanwhile on Earth the Japanese scientist Nemoto fears her worst nightmares are coming true. Startling discoveries reveal that the Moon, Venus, even Mars once thrived with life–life that was snuffed out not just once but many times, in cycles of birth and destruction. And the next chilling cycle is set to begin again . . .


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:
Published December 16, 2003 by Del Rey. 512 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This second part of Baxter's spectacular hard-science trilogy has nothing in common with Manifold: Time (2000) except the protagonist, astronaut Reid Malenfant.

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Former NASA astronaut Reid Malenfant returns to lead the vanguard for humanity's future in space in this deeply thought-provoking sequel to Manifold: Time. In the year 2020, America's space program ha

Jan 01 2001 | Read Full Review of Manifold: Space

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