Exultant

Stephen Baxter (Author)
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"Baxter has an uncanny gift for mixing a punchy, cyberpunk cynicism with his resolutely hard SF story base. . . . [Exultant] rivals Asimov in its boundless vision for the future evolution of humanity."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

For more than twenty thousand years, humans have been at war with the alien race of Xeelee. Faced with certain death, a young pilot, Pirius, disobeys orders and travels into the future. Upon his return, Pirius is court-martialed and sentenced to penal servitude. But it is not only Pirius who pays the price. In flying into the future and back again, Pirius returned to a time before he'd left, a time inhabited by his younger self, who also receives punishment. Commissary Nilis believes that the elder Pirius, whom he dubs Pirius Blue, may know how to defeat the Xeelee. But Nilis can do nothing for Pirius Blue. Instead, he takes the younger Pirius--Pirius Red--back to Earth. There Pirius Red will discover truths that shatter his preconceived notions of all that he is fighting for, while Pirius Blue will learn even harsher truths. But the most shocking revelation of all is still to come.

"Absurdly ambitious, technically brilliant, and downright exciting."--SFX Magazine

"Striking . . . chilling . . . [with] a triumphant conclusion."--Starburst

Product Details

Price
$8.99
Publisher
Del Rey Books
Publish Date
October 25, 2005
Pages
496
Dimensions
4.3 X 1.13 X 6.84 inches | 0.54 pounds
Language
English
Type
Mass Market Paperbound
EAN/UPC
9780345457899

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About the Author

Stephen Baxter is a trained engineer with degrees from Cambridge (mathematics) and Southampton (doctorate in aeroengineering research) universities. Baxter is the winner of both The British Science Fiction Award and the Locus Award, and has been a nominee for an Arthur C. Clarke Award, most recently for Manifold: Time. He also won the John W. Campbell Award and the Philip K. Dick Award for his novel The Time Ships. He is the co-author (with Arthur C. Clarke) of Time's Eye.

Reviews

"Baxter has an uncanny gift for mixing a punchy, cyberpunk cynicism with his resolutely hard SF story base. . . . [Exultant] rivals Asimov in its boundless vision for the future evolution of humanity."--KirkusReviews (starred review)

"Absurdly ambitious, technically brilliant, and downright exciting."--SFX Magazine

"Striking . . . chilling . . . [with] a triumphant conclusion."--Starburst