• Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780451467706
  • 480 Pages
  • Roc
  • Adult


Lauded as “the natural heir to the hard-sci-fi crown of Arthur C. Clarke” (The Daily Telegraph, UK), Stephen Baxter delivers an unforgettable novel of an extraordinary world—and its untamed landscape….

Mankind’s future in this galaxy could be all but infinite….

There are hundreds of billions of red dwarf stars, lasting trillions of years—and their planets can be habitable for humans. Such is the world of Proxima Centauri. And its promise could mean the never-ending existence of humanity.

But first it must be colonized, and no one wants to be a settler. There is no glamor that accompanies it, like being the first man on the moon, nor is there the ease of becoming a citizen of an already-tamed world. There is only hardship…loneliness…emptiness.

But that’s where Yuri comes in. Because sometimes exploration isn’t voluntary. It must be coerced….


Praise for PROXIMA:
“Baxter’s specialty is hard hard SF (and he’s very good at it)…we’re sufficiently hooked to want to come back for more. Classic Baxter.” — SFX MAGAZINE

“Once again, Baxter proves himself a master of the epic canvas with alternating narratives, both terrifically imagined and addictively compelling.” — Daily Mail

“Proxima brilliantly juxtaposes the wonder of an uncaring universe with the depiction of humanities’ valiant struggle to survive against all odds.” — The Guardian

Praise for the Novels of Stephen Baxter:

“One of the most inventive writers that science fiction has ever produced.”—SF Site


“Horrifyingly believable.”—The Washington Post

“Bold, compassionate, exhilarating, wrenching stuff.”—Niall Harrison, The Internet Review of Science Fiction

“The ever-readable Baxter has a page-flipper in Flood….It will give everyone pause to think.”—SciFiDimensions

“Realistic, frightening…a bold saga reinforced with strong characterizations throughout…riveting.”—Midwest Book Review


“A grim but exciting tale of the ultimate in pioneering adventure.”—The Times (London)

“A page-turning disaster sequel that shows us a fascinating, terrifying, and ultimately hopeful view of humanity’s chances in the face of terrific adversity.”—SciFiNow

“Never has Baxter presented a more thrilling and moving glimpse of a possible future. Ark could well be his masterpiece.”—The Guardian (UK)

“[Baxter] writes brilliantly about what it might be like to experience space travel. This capacity for mixing awe-inspiring vistas with gnarly day-to-day details hasn’t diminished.”—SFX Magazine
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