The Northland Trilogy
By Stephen Baxter
(Roc Hardcover, Hardcover, 9780451464798, 464pp.)
Publication Date: November 6, 2012
Other Editions of This Title: Mass Market Paperback
Categories: Science Fiction - General
Stephen Baxter’s “imaginative [and] bold”* novel Stone Spring drew readers into an alternate prehistoric scenario that now continues with Bronze Summer. Thousands of years have passed. And a wall that was built to hold back the sea, must now hold back the advancing armies of a reviving Troy…
What would have been the bed of the North Sea is now Northland, a society of prosperous, literate and self-sufficient people. They live off the bounty of the land, an area created by the building of the Wall. It began as a simple dam, thousands of years ago. Now, inhabited from end to end, the Wall is a linear city stretching for hundreds of miles, and a wonder of the world.
For millennia, the Wall has also kept the growing empires of the Bronze Age at bay. But decades of drought have destabilized those eastern civilizations. Men—and women—filled with greed and ambition have now turned their eyes toward the fertile West. A new and turbulent age is dawning. For any wall, no matter how strong, can be breached—particularly from within…
*Daily Mail (UK)
Stephen Baxter is a trained engineer with a degree in mathematics from Cambridge and a doctorate in aero-engineering research from the University of Southampton. After teaching for a number of years and working in the information technology industry, he began writing full-time in 1995. He is a winner of the British Science Fiction Award and the Locus Award, as well as a nominee for several Arthur C. Clarke and Hugo awards. His novel Voyage won the Sidewise Award for the best alternate history novel of the year, and he won the Philip K. Dick Award twice, for The Time Ships and for Vacuum Diagrams. He was also a recipient of the John W. Campbell Award for The Time Ships.
“Thought-provoking, the characters within fascinating....Add to this Stephen’s own unique writing style, cracking prose...a piece that demonstrates the futility of war, [and that] creates a story that will stay with you long after the final page is turned.”—Falcata Times
"An interesting world and a compelling narrative."--Solarbridge.com