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Flux
Flux
Author: Stephen Baxter
Star Humans are microscopic, but their hopes and fears, and loves, are not. And the future of humans everywhere, on Earth and among the stars, depends on their courage in the face of attack by the mighty Xeelee, owners of the Universe. A novel of the Xeelee Sequence from the acknowledged heir to the visionary legacy of Clarke and Wells, heraldi...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780002240253
ISBN-10: 0002240254
Publication Date: 12/1993
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Publisher: Harpercollins
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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It's funny that there aren't any reviews of this book, considering how difficult it is to find it on PBS. I got it through my wish list and really enjoyed it. I didn't really want to post it, but I felt guilty because so many other people wanted it too.

Baxter is a favorite author of mine. Because he is a scientist, I am able to engage into his theoretical worlds very easily. This book, which is about a race of manufactured people, is well-written and very descriptive. Even after several years, there are many images which remain in my imagination.

The characters he has created live in one of the layers of a star (sorry, it really has been a while, and I'm not much of an expert of stellar morphology). They've been created and put into this star so as to somehow change it into a type of star beneficial to life forms on the planets which surround.

I feel really bad that I'm so murky on it.

Details aside, I found this book satisfied me scientifically and aesthetically. The characters are interesting - unfortunately I can't say that they are realistic or true to life! But within their universe, their personalities and life experiences are well-crafted.

I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading speculative hard sci fi. I'm going right now over to Amazon to buy it!
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