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Manifold: Origin By Stephen Baxter Manifold Origin ONE OF THE BEST SF WRITERS IN THE BUSINESS Manifold Origin is filled with marvelous scientific speculations strange events novel concepts and an awe inspiring sense of the wonders of the universe S
  • Title: Manifold: Origin
  • Author: Stephen Baxter
  • ISBN: 9780345430809
  • Page: 345
  • Format: Paperback
  • Manifold: Origin By Stephen Baxter ONE OF THE BEST SF WRITERS IN THE BUSINESS Manifold Origin is filled with marvelous scientific speculations, strange events, novel concepts, and an awe inspiring sense of the wonders of the universe Science Fiction ChronicleIn the year 2015, astronaut Reid Malenfant is flying over the African continent, intent on examining a mysterious glowing construct in Eart ONE OF THE BEST SF WRITERS IN THE BUSINESS Manifold Origin is filled with marvelous scientific speculations, strange events, novel concepts, and an awe inspiring sense of the wonders of the universe Science Fiction ChronicleIn the year 2015, astronaut Reid Malenfant is flying over the African continent, intent on examining a mysterious glowing construct in Earth s orbit But when the very fabric of the sky tears open, spilling living creatures to the ground and pulling others inside including his wife, Emma , Malenfant s quest to uncover the unknown becomes personal While desperately searching to discover what happened to the woman he loves, Malenfant embarks upon an adventure to the very fount of human development on earth and beyond.
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    About "Stephen Baxter"

    1. Stephen Baxter

      Stephen Baxter is a trained engineer with degrees from Cambridge mathematics and Southampton Universities doctorate in aeroengineering research Baxter is the winner of the British Science Fiction Award and the Locus Award, as well as being a nominee for an Arthur C Clarke Award, most recently for Manifold Time His novel Voyage won the Sidewise Award for Best Alternate History Novel of the Year he also won the John W Campbell Award and the Philip K Dick Award for his novel The Time Ships He is currently working on his next novel, a collaboration with Sir Arthur C Clarke Mr Baxter lives in Prestwood, England.

    104 Comments

    1. Unpleasant Spuriously violent and gory Bleak Uninteresting Grand Concept Quite a letdown after the first two novels in the trilogy, which were very good.


    2. There s a decent book in here somewhere Have you ever been a good portion of the way through a book and been faced with the total certainty that it s not going anywhere And yet, you ve invested so much time in it that you feel silly not bothering to finish it and besides, it s not that bad It s just not great This was the situation I found myself in reading this book and true to form I did finish reading it only to find that the book was merely okay Not good, certainly not great, but just okay I [...]


    3. The third in the series, this ones sees Reid Malenfant and Emma Stoney come across a blue circle floating above Africa But this time it s Emma who ends up falling through it and having most of the adventure, although Malenfant is determined to find her Emma arrives on a the surface of a new moon, one that has suddenly appeared above the Earth And living on the Earth are all sorts of hominids that humans have evolved from or could have evolved into The book takes some of the best ideas from sever [...]


    4. The story moves really slow but surprisingly you don t feel it because of the amount of material that is thrown your way The pay off however is well worth the wait My only complain in this book is that Stephen Baxter was so incredibly cruel to a lot of the characters.




    5. I didn t like this book as much as the previous two Baxter explored an interesting thesis, but for me, it read a bit too much like a biology book As usual you have no idea how the plotlines wil develop, in this case however, the story ending didn t satisfy Still, some of ir was quite entertaining.



    6. I couldn t finish it I can t say that about any of his other books I don t know what happened with this one.


    7. This review covers the entire 4 book Manifold series Your garden variety 4 book trilogies usually start the plot off in the first book, then leave you with 2 or 3 cliff hangers before maybe resolving everything in the 4th book.Even SB had previously subscribed to this concept.Today, let s try something new why don t we make books 2 and 3 be not sequels or prequels to book 1, but rather sidels, if you wish A sort of rewrites featuring the same characters, only the premises completely different al [...]


    8. This has the least interesting overall concept of the three I get why people would be disappointed on this front What I don t understand are people who say this is the most boring of the three.Without question, this has the most engaging plot of the trilogy Instead of just floating about aimlessly in dialogue like in the previous one, there are life and death stakes creating constant tension and forward motion to the plot throughout the whole novel.I d say none of these novels make my top 20 sci [...]


    9. Baxter s third book in the Manifold series again addresses the Fermi Paradox, at least parenthetically In Manifold Origin we are presented with a set of universes from infinite sheaf of realities, all connected via the development of hominid life and evolution and a moon moving between them picking up and dropping off life This is a pretty interesting idea However, in order I think to fit this into the Manifold series, Baxter works in the story of the old ones who reach back in time to make this [...]


    10. Reid Malenfant and his wife Emma Stoney are in Africa when a mysterious blue ring portal appears in the sky They get too close to the show Malenfant s fault, not surprisingly, if you are familiar with his character from the last two books in the trilogy and the consequences are steep Their lives are forever, irrevocably changed But this time it is Emma who goes forward, Emma who goes through the portal, Emma who has the adventure And Malenfant is left, at the outset, at homeunable to follow beca [...]


    11. Not an enjoyable read for this particular woman given that half the book includes a lot of content about the uncivilized, overly graphic treatment of females in a primitive culture.




    12. Manifold Origin, by Stephen Baxter Del Ray, 2002 This is the third and concluding volume of the Manifold trilogy Solid After dealing well with Time, less well with Space, Baxter goes back to the beginning Many of the same characters Reid Malenfant, Emma Stoney and the mysterious Japanese astronomer Nemoto In this case, a Red Moon appears in the sky, close to Earth, easily accessible, with a completely habitable environment, lighter gravity, breathable atmosphere, and apparently populated The pre [...]


    13. The third book in Baxter s Manifold series Each of these books follows the exploits of Reid Malenfant and his associates through slightly different universes All of the books are first contact type stories with the first two focusing on Reid s obsession with getting back into space, primarily through building private sector space flight.The third book departs from that approach and treats the build up to space flight with only a cursory mention While this is understandable given the focus of the [...]


    14. I enjoy Stephen Baxter in the sense that I borrow him from the library but am unlikely to read his books twice so I don t purchase them I generally enjoy his willingness to create explore alienness And I enjoy his descriptions of the science I enjoyed the previous two books in this trilogy the exploration of the different possible lives of the protagonists, and indeed of the universe So I was particularly disappointed in the third book of the trilogy I didn t finish it I read about 10% before de [...]


    15. I keep coming back to Stephen Baxter despite his terrible, leaden prose and his awful characters Often his big ideas and his cosmic sweep are enough to keep me going but not this time It s a dull and disappointing conclusion to an otherwise interesting trilogy Still, I got very excited about the sex scene from the point of view of a squid in the first book of the series, so it s only fair to point out that if you ve ever fantasised about being trapped on a strange moon with a selection of homini [...]


    16. I loved the manifold books But this one is the odd one out I liked the idea The different species of Hominid were great The description of violence was intense and powerful There are better characters in this book then in the other manifold book But there were few things that bothered me view spoiler Shadow story line could be cut out of the book and nobody would notice That story line did not effect the story in any way Was it just there to show different species of hominid, it that was the rea [...]


    17. Three stars for the concepts, two stars for the quality of the writing and the frustrating single dimensional characters one star for how bloody long it took to get to the end I just wanted it to be over I might not have persisted, despite the interesting premise, if I hadn t already invested my time in the earlier books Would have been a much better book at half the size, with a tighter plot and less filler.


    18. Almost as good as Manifold Space I really enjoyed this book and the depictions of early human ancestry The mystery of the Red Moon is than enough to keep you hooked, although the bloodshed by the Hominid species helps It was nice reading another of Malenfant s journeys, even if it is not the same Malenfant And of course, who could forget Nemoto I thought she was just as much of a bitch in this one as Space I look forward to reading all of Stephen Baxter s books.


    19. Oh well, I wanted some airplane scifi It was interesting at points, but, really, not that interesting I set the book adrift in the wild on a park bench with a free for anyone invitation Lots of hominid beatings and attempts to describe neaderthal thought process, but just made them sound dumber than dogs.


    20. There were some awesome bits in this novel which could have been SF short stories I didn t feel the need to devour it The overall science fiction speculations were interesting enough to keep me from throwing it on the did not complete pile I would only recommend this to hard bitten sciffy fans who are fans of ppl like Asimov and Clarke.


    21. I really enjoyed this one the series as a whole What I love about Baxter is just how massive the ideas are Granted, sometimes at the expense of other things like character development I m no astrophysicist so it could all be utter bollocks but he always manages to make my head spin I could have lived without all the monkey erections though.


    22. Least favorite of the series The book really only got interesting 1 2 way through I seriously could have gone without the character intro and buildup from the first 1 2 Just get right into the action please.As other reviews mention, Baxter does seem way into the primates, way than I really wanted to read about.


    23. Lots and lots of material on chimpanzee, bonobo, orangutan and general primate behavior mixed in with some characters that just seemed to lack depth Didn t help that I was just in a hurry to get thru this.


    24. I gave this author my attention through 3 books in this series, hoping that he would pull it together and make a good ending, but he didn t He has a great style and interesting plots, but the ends are a big let down.


    25. Good story and easy to read But man, some of the characters undergo awful, sadistic experiences And the reader gets to experience every detail of said sadistic experiences I liked the story well enough but could have done without some of the gruesome things that happened.


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