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by Stephen Baxter

eBook Ring (The Xeelee Sequence) download ISBN: 0061056944
Author: Stephen Baxter
Publisher: Harper Voyager; Reissue edition (April 25, 1996)
Language: English
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Category: Pseudoscience
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The Xeelee Sequence (/ˈziːliː/; ZEE-lee) is a series of hard science fiction space opera novels, novellas, and short stories written by British science fiction author Stephen Baxter.

The Xeelee Sequence (/ˈziːliː/; ZEE-lee) is a series of hard science fiction space opera novels, novellas, and short stories written by British science fiction author Stephen Baxter.

Ring by Stephen Baxter is the best of the four book Xeelee Sequence. In Ring - the last of the Xeelee sequence - his ensemble cast includes several characters who regularly pause the action to make turgid lectures to their colleagues

Ring by Stephen Baxter is the best of the four book Xeelee Sequence. Baxter did something smart and rare with this series. All of the books are standalone novels. In Ring - the last of the Xeelee sequence - his ensemble cast includes several characters who regularly pause the action to make turgid lectures to their colleagues. Some of this science is integral to the story - of the ultimate fate of the Universe - but the interludes are like blocks of concrete around Visionary and gripping, if you skim the science lectures: Stephen Baxter is a fascinating teller of tales, although, for me, his highbrow scientific monologues rarely blend well with the plot.

Ring is a 1994 science fiction novel by British author Stephen Baxter. The novel tells the story of the end of the universe and the saving of mankind from its destruction

Ring is a 1994 science fiction novel by British author Stephen Baxter. The novel tells the story of the end of the universe and the saving of mankind from its destruction. Two parallel plots are followed throughout the novel: that of Lieserl, an AI exploring the interior of the sun, and that of the Great Northern, a generation ship on a five-million-year journey.

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The Xeelee are a hyper-advanced species from Stephen Baxter's Xeelee Sequence. They were first remotely mentioned in the 1994 novel Timelike Infinity and were later central actors of several novels and a substantial number of short stories. Within the Xeelee Sequence, they are considered to be the most advanced of all Baryonic life-forms and posses technology and abilities far beyond other spacefaring civilization

Book 4 of the Xeelee Sequence. A Universe containing, above all, the Xeelee

Book 4 of the Xeelee Sequence. For my nephew Thomas Baxter. PART I. Event: System. 1. Even at the moment she was born she knew something was wrong. A face loomed over her: wide, smooth, smiling. The cheeks were damp, the glistening eyes huge. A Universe containing, above all, the Xeelee. And it was said that before Poole's wormhole path to the future finally closed, some information had been obtained on the far future-of millions of years hence, far beyond the era of the Qax. Louise could see how some such data could be obtained-by the flux of high-energy particles from the mouth of the collapsing wormhole, for instance.

Michael Poole's wormholes constructed in the orbit of Jupiter had opened the galaxy to humankind. Then Poole tried looping a wormhole back on itself, tying a knot in space and ripping a hole in time. Poole was never seen again. The universe was doomed, but humankind was not.

The second book in the Xeelee Sequence, Timelike Infinity introduces a universe of powerful alien species and technologies which manages to maintain a realistic edge due to Baxter's physics background; it largely sets the stage for the magnum opus of the Xeelee Sequence, Ring. Exultant is a science fiction novel by British author Stephen Baxter.

Michael Poole's wormholes constructed in the orbit of Jupiter had opened the galaxy to humankind. Then Poole tried looping a wormhole back on itself, tying a knot in space and ripping a hole in time.

It worked. Too well.

Poole was never seen again. Then from far in the future, from a time so distant that the stars themselves were dying embers, came an urgent SOS--and a promise. The universe was doomed, but humankind was not. Poole had stumbled upon an immense artifact, light-years across, fabricated from the very string of the cosmos.

The universe had a door. And it was open...

Comments: (7)
Adorardana
Ring is a great example of a hard science fiction book. First of all, I'd recommend reading Timelike Infinity first before Ring. Vacuum Diagrams is a also great book to read which fills in the gaps.

There is a lot of science explained to the reader, kind of what Michael Crichton's books are like. It does help to understand a good deal of physics. I don't have a physics degree but have learned a lot from Brian Green's books, science channel shows on dark matter and black holes, etc. I love how Baxter doesn't think in terms of decades into the future but millions of years into it.

You know you are reading a good book when you spend more time thinking about each chapter than you did reading it.
Eigeni
I loved it. It is hard to believe this story was imagined, let alone written. Take a mixed bag of characters (virtual humans, genetically altered primitive humans, space born humans, etc.) place them in exotic locations from the heart of our sun to the great attractor and then send on a journey through millions of years of time and millions of light years in distance to the very end of the universe itself and you have a novel worthy of any SF fan's attention. Baxter's knowledge of hard science, creative imagination and story-telling skills deliver a strong addition to the cannon of hard SF with Ring. Don't let this one pass you by.
Xisyaco
Not being a great writer myself I will let others do the plot summaries and simply state my opinion of the book.

I consider Baxter one of the core group of hard science fiction writers however reading his books often feels too much like work...unlike Banks or Reynolds. Maybe its too much exposition on physics and too little character development. The balance between the two is off.

All in all, a so so book.
Dukinos
I absolutately flew through this book! It was amazing. The story seems predictable at first, though the reader will quickly find that this is not true. I read this book without realizing that is was part of a series (believe me I am going to be reading all the books in this series) and it stands alone just fine. All relative information needed is rehashed for the reader quickly. The imagination this guy has is truely humbling.

Bottom line: Buy this book without delay!
Anayaron
The sense of wonder is a bit muddle by the enormous input of information; hence only four stars.
Oreavi
I'm a big Baxter fan. For hard, well written sci-fi he's hard to beat. I like the fact that the stories are sometimes a bit bleak, but always hopeful
nailer
This book had some great information about stellar physics and then proceeded to a tour of some truely giant machines of war. The humans are primitives getting to view some of the battle fields of the photino vs. xeelee war. The view is fantastic. Galactic scale machines using, and being undone by, quantum effects.

Add in the usual Baxterisms of human societies evolving over millenia. In Ring, however, I think the character development is a bit better than in some of the other books.
Great story