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The Resource Xeelee : Redemption, Stephen Baxter

Xeelee : Redemption, Stephen Baxter

Label
Xeelee : Redemption
Title
Xeelee
Title remainder
Redemption
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Baxter
Title variation
Redemption
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Michael Poole finds himself in a very strange landscape . . . This is the centre of the Galaxy. And in a history without war with the humans, the Xeelee have had time to built an immense structure here. The Xeelee Belt has a radius ten thousand times Earth's orbital distance. It is a light year in circumference. If it was set in the solar system it would be out in the Oort Cloud, among the comets - but circling the sun. If it was at rest it would have a surface area equivalent to about thirty billion Earths. But it is not at rest: it rotates at near lightspeed. And because of relativistic effects, distances are compressed for inhabitants of the Belt, and time drastically slowed. The purpose of the Belt is to preserve a community of Xeelee into the very far future, when they will be able to tap dark energy, a universe-spanning antigravity field, for their own purposes. But with time the Belt has attracted populations of lesser species, here for the immense surface area, the unending energy flows. Poole, Miriam and their party, having followed the Ghosts, must explore the artefact and survive encounters with its strange inhabitants - before Poole, at last, finds the Xeelee who led the destruction of Earth..
Member of
Summary
One of the world's bestselling science fiction authors returns to the series which made his name. The Xeelee are back for the last time..
Theme
Storyline
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10781530
Cataloging source
AUNRT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baxter, Stephen
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Xeelee
Series volume
[8]
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life on other planets
  • Space and time
  • Extraterrestrial beings
  • Human-alien encounters
Target audience
adult
Label
Xeelee : Redemption, Stephen Baxter
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062295780
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
422 pages
Isbn
9781473217225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1036998235
Label
Xeelee : Redemption, Stephen Baxter
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062295780
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
422 pages
Isbn
9781473217225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1036998235

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