Stephen Baxter
science fiction > space opera
Starfall - Stephen Baxter

A novella. Cover art by Tomislav Tikulin.

From Stephen Baxter, an exciting new episode in his acclaimed Xeelee future history: Starfall, a tale if war between the Empire of Sol and its scattered stellar colonies, with sinister turns of fate waiting in the wings... For nine hundred years, a dynasty of Empresses all named Shira — apparent descendants of a refugee from a nightmarish future epoch — has governed Earth and all the new worlds of humankind. But now rebellion looms last. In Alpha Centauri System, a visionary named Flood has assembled a fleet, armed with ferocious weapons, its mission to attack the Empire and force its surrender. Flood is prepared to bombard Earth in submission if need be, smashing its cities, killing billions... Why? What is at the root of his singular fanaticism?

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Release date: March 2009
Genres: science fictionspace opera
Updated: August 17, 2021

Xeelee Sequence :: Series

Xeelee: An Omnibus
Gravity Dreams
Xeelee: Endurance
Xeelee: Vengeance
Xeelee: Redemption
Timelike Infinity (Xeelee Sequence #2)8.34
Flux (Xeelee Sequence #3)
Ring (Xeelee Sequence #4)
Vacuum Diagrams (Xeelee Sequence #5)