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Destiny's Children is a science-fiction series by Stephen Baxter. It takes place within his larger series, the Xeelee Sequence.

Destiny's Children is a science-fiction series by Stephen Baxter. Examples of this include: A coalescence is visited in all three novels.

Series: Destiny's Children (Book 3.

Destiny's children transcendent . It is the year 2047, and nuclear engineer Michael Poole is still in the throes of grief. His beloved wife, Morag, died seventeen years ago, along with their second child. It's got probably the most sophisticated plot of the series so far, but it's probably the least compelling, it's still an interesting to see how everything resolves itself but Coalescent & Exultant appealed to me more.

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Swiang
Natural extinction events come and go. When seen through depths of time, extinction events seem massive and merciless; but when seen as a whole they just become part of the tableau of history, necessary clearances that help make way for selection pressures to improve other species. Nature always seems to make its way through these "bottlenecks", and humans are no different--they squeeze through bottlenecks throughout Stephen Baxter's "Destiny's Children" series, sometimes as a result of wars and dislocations between each other, and other times through wars between humanity and mysterious alien forces. Sometimes social pressures attempt to jump-start the selection process, creating stable coalescences and archives of information or else by launching religions to pull humanity away from the brink.

But what happens if human consciousness succeeds in carrying the species into an almost omnipotent state, where life expectancies become almost endless, the very fabric of space-time is under human control, and an emergent meta-consciousness arises to link individual minds? Need humans ever be concerned about extinction again? Might there be one last "bottleneck" to get through, though, that of consciousness itself? Can even an advanced consciousness resist the temptation to "meddle" in its own history, to seek to rectify all of the past suffering and strife of the species by removing the species completely from history? To, in essence, seek extinctive suicide as the only means to correct historical wrongs?

As always, Stephen Baxter explores deeply profound concepts, but this latest outing is not up to the task. As part of a series, "Transcendent" does little to unite with the themes of "Coalescent" and "Exultant". The Poole family is back--even George gets to show his age--but while the Pooles of "Coalescent" were well-written characters struggling through the generations, the Pooles of "Transcendent" seem shallow and petty. Michael Poole (George's nephew) emerges as the fulcrum of human history, but long before the end of the book I found myself thinking, "This character is too flat for this role." It becomes very hard to care about the characters in "Transcendent", and he themes in "Exultant" receive only a couple of quick mentions. These books could have stood alone to tell their stories, and would have been more satisfying to me had they not been linked by a series. "Coalescent" rambled, though parts of that story were captivating; "Exultant" was tightly written, in my opinion the best of the three; and as for "Transcendent"...well, there are some fascinating concepts going on, but from the standpoint of story I found the book to be weak, with no emotional linkages or closure for the characters of the earlier books.
Xcorn
I've read a lot of Baxter and this one didn't deliver for me. I Actually looked forward to finishing the book and calculating how much longer it would take. I finished because I'm somewhat compulsive.

From earlier titles, it is obvious that Baxter is very comfortable with physics, cosmology, and the related mathematics. His story lines tend to have characters swept through events based on grand concepts such as entropy, resource starvation, no faster than light travel (FTL), etc.

In transcendent, the storyline is character based and the basic physics and math seem lost. FTL allows the protagonist to check stuff out all over the galaxy. Kind of a staple sci fi plot device. Throw in time travel via closing the universe in four dimensions, hmmm, OK. The approach to the mathematics of infinity, however, left me a little cold. A younger Baxter would have trotted out a convergence proof and embedded it into the story. Here, there is a hand wave that infinites collide with magical results.

Finally, there's the poor haunted Poole. Why is it so popular these days that when a character sees a ghost/vision/halucination that they get pathetic? Recall Nash in "A Beautiful Mind" who, on realizing that he sees people who aren't there, mediates his reaction to them? Contrast Baltar in battlestar galactica who partially reacts to his cylon babe vision as if he doesn't know how crazy he looks. At least Baltar remains functional. Poole just gets pathetic. In a realistic storyline, Poole would have been shunted to an alley to mumble at a gin bottle.

Sadly, Poole is the most developed character in a character driven book. I put him at 2.3 dimensions and thereby able to fill a 3 dimensional space given arbitrarly large effort.

Admittedly, tying in some philosophical bits was OK, but it is obvious that Baxter lived physics and dabbled in philosophy. As they say: "Write what you know."
Gaiauaco
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.
Hellmaster
This series started with my all-time favorite book, "Coalescent" and went a bit downhill from there. That's a bit relative, as all of Baxter's books are excellent, but this one is nowhere near as good as the first one, and also not as good as the second book in the series "Exultant". Interestingly, half of it is set about 500,000 years into the future where humans have evolved in interesting ways. Unfortunately, the other half is set about 80 years from now in a very dismal near-future. That part of the book is just not very interesting either and all of it seems to move a bit slowly.
Qucid
A good yarn. Follows the story of two main characters in alternating chapters. Michael Poole on a mid 21st century Earth which is facing ecological disaster and Alia born on a starship travelling through the interstellar void of the Milky Way galaxy half a million years in the future. Their stories become entwined as the story unfolds. A clever and imaginative plot.
Natety
AWESOME SERIES
PanshyR
Lots of amazing ideas about the present and the future. Made me curious about the environment, human communities, and religion. Not to mention family dynamics. Love the Pooles, even if they are a funny lot.
A difficult read. Gets a little grandiose. Does not take me there nor can I envision the future. Did not stimulate my imagination. Other books have been better.