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Raft by Stephen Baxter



ISBN: 9781473224056 Category: Tags: ,


Stephen Baxter’s highly acclaimed first novel and the beginning of his stunning Xeelee Sequence finally enters the SF Masterwork series! A spaceship from Earth accidentally crossed through a hole in space-time to a universe where the force of gravity is one billion times as strong as the gravity we know. Somehow the crew survived aided by the fact that they emerged into a cloud of gas surrounding a black hole which provided a breathable atmosphere. Five hundred years later their descendants still struggle for existence divided into two main groups. The Miners live on the Belt a ramshackle ring of dwellings orbiting the core of a dead star which they excavate for raw materials. These can be traded for food from the Raft a structure built from the wreckage of the ship on which a small group of scientists preserve the ancient knowledge which makes survival possible. Rees is a Miner whose curiosity about his world makes him stow away on a flying tree – just one of the many strange local lifeforms – carrying trade between the Belt and the Raft. And what he finds will change his world…

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Weight 222 g
Dimensions 196 × 132 × 24 mm


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