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Stephen Baxter
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Del Rey; 1st edition (February 12, 2002)
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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'.

One of the best sf writers in the business. 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. And I enjoy his descriptions of the science.

TITLE: Manifold: Origin. AUTHOR: Baxter, Stephen. Manifold series, book 3. Dedication: To my nephew, William Baxter.

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The Manifold Trilogy is a series of science fiction books by British author Stephen Baxter. The series was published from 1999 to 2003. It consists of three novels and an anthology of short stories relating to the three. The series consists of: Manifold: Time - Arthur C. Clarke Award nominee, 2000.

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filled with marvelous scientific speculations, strange events, novel concepts, and an awe-inspiring sense of the wonders of the universe. Science Fiction Chronicle. In the year 2015, astronaut Reid Malenfant is flying over the African continent, intent on examining a mysterious glowing construct in Earth’s orbit. Baxter is the winner of both 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.

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Manifold Book Origin. Well, on every graph there is a unique point, the place where the axes cross. It's called the origin.

Stephen Baxter’s Manifold novels have struck the world of science fiction like a meteor. Heralded by Arthur Clark as “a major new talent,” Baxter stands time and space on their collective heads, envisions the future reflected in the past, and the past in the galaxy’s most distant reaches and unformed speculations. Claiming the legacy of Heinlein and Asimov, Baxter now returns with his third Manifold novel–in which he uses an astounding adventure story to posit a breathtaking vision of the origin of species . . . on earth and beyond.In the year 2015 a red moon appears in the Earth’s orbit: brooding, multitextured, beautiful, and alive. Catastrophe follows. While coastlands flood by the new gravitational forces, millions of people die. Scientists scramble desperately to understand what is on the big red moon and how it got there. And NASA astronaut Reid Malenfant, and his wife Emma, are hurtling through the African sky in a training jet, when everything changes forever.For Malenfant and Emma, a reckless flight in a T-38 above the sun-baked continent sends them colliding with a great wheel in the sky. Now Emma has awakened in a strange, Earthlike world, among physically powerful, primitive creatures who share humankind’s features and desires but lack the human mind. And Reid Malenfant is back in Texas, reliving the plane crash, looking up at the red moon, and knowing in his heart that Emma is there.Emma is there, beginning a journey of survival that is both horrific and fascinating, utterly familiar and totally beyond comprehension. Malenfant, teamed with a Japanese scientist named Nemoto, will get his chance to rescue his wife. But neither can foresee the extraordinary adventures that await them. Neither can imagine the small and immense evolutionary secrets cloaked in the atmosphere of the red moon, or guess at how a vast, living, tightly woven cosmos has shaped our planet as we know it–and how it will shape it again.
After an excellent first book, and good second, this one was downright difficult to get through. There were some good ideas presented, but most of the book is mired in a bizarre, gory, and grotesque narrative about various groups of hominids eeking out a savage life on a hostile moon. As other reviewers have noted, there is an overabundance of gratuitous violence and disturbing sex that made for painful reading at times. The ending was a letdown, as I was expecting more explication for my trouble.
  • Malaunitly
I read Manifold:Time, his first in the series, and found it a very satisfying SF read. The science is solid, the characters well-developed and the pace perfect. The next in the series, Manifold:Space, was a disappointment, but still bearable--Note that although the characters (at least their names) are the same in all 3 books, it is not really a series as the author uses "parallel universe" plot lines to make each book stand on its own. The third one, Manifold:Origin is truly a waste of paper. The plot has so many holes, inconsistencies and in general inanities that you almost feel the whole thing is a joke, or maybe Mr. Baxter really sacrificed ideas for speed (less than a year between M:Space and M:Origin). The main character of the book, a well-developed and engaging personality in the first book, is shallow and failry boring in this instance, with few endearing or engaging traits. The main plot line starts with his significant other being kidnapped to (he presumes) a new planet that has just appeared orbiting the Earth and replacing the moon. He fights tooth and nail to get a ship to go there (never mind why an overcrowded planet with existing technology would not be rushing to colonize a new planet with water and atmosphere less than 5 light-minutes away). When he gets there, primary objective being to resuce his loved one, he is met by hostile hominids and is saved by what appears to be a lost English lord. of course the next logical step is to: leave the ship, his only means of getting out, open and abandoned, have his only communications device with Earth destroyed, and proceed to go have beers and sleep off the hangover at the Brits' camp.
Never mind that he also just found out that this planet happens to be a "link" between parallel Earths and just phases in and out bwtween universes and therefore any second he could be phased to a different universe and forget any hope of coming back. The plot goes downhill from there. it becomes excrutiatingly boring and even less believable. It is a shame that an author with such a stellar oeuvre felt compelled to publish such an unworthy novel. I hope his next effort is more satisfying, but after M:Origin, I will definitely wait for reviews before buying it.
  • in waiting
As for the purchase, the book was in the condition I expected. As for the book itself? I was very disappointed. I loved the first 2 in this series this book fell flat. I didn't feel engaged, and didn't care about the characters. I finished it only because I never leave a book unfinished. The first two in the Origin series (or is it just a trilogy?) were much better. This one was simply a boring chore.
  • Quinthy
As usual, there is a core of hard science to the book. Knowing a touch of quantum theory and special relativity is a big boon.

The plot seems to be a trellis on which other, more interesting, elements are hung. Those other elements, such as theoretical views of proto-human activities, thought patterns, and motivations recur in Baxter's writing. I enjoy them.

As for the "darkness" in the story, it's true that this isn't clan of the cave bears. Criminalizing homicide was a huge mental leap for our ancestors and is of recent vintage. Baxter understands this.

I was disturbed by the notion that predators know to keep their populations down. Not true. There are too many population studies revealing the critters in general have population explosions and implosions based on resource availability, predation, and disease. Oh well, no author is perfect.
  • Silverbrew
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.
  • Zorve
Origin was definitely different than Baxter's previous novels. I forced myself through several of his other novels feeling like I have re-read recycled material and usually skim through most of his discriptions of asteroids and moons which he goes into way too much detail. He did a great job in creating this new world and his new characters.
I liked this book a lot. I would have to agree with the other readers in that it was much too violent and extremely disturbing. It has to remain realistic up to a certain point but the detail he gives exceeds what is necessary to get his point across.
I would highly recommend this book. If you're new to Baxter, I would definitely urge that this be the first book you read.
  • Joony
Another good book in the loose trilogy of the manifold series. This one investigates associations between different levels of humanity on the rungs of evolution. As if they could somehow interact between the ages with some interesting manifestations developed to make points.
Right up there, almost, with Evolution, which is my favorite for his science, what if style, while of course Titan showcases his ability to create characters to bleed over. I haven't read all of his books, something that I'm remedying presently, but one of my top 10 authors since the release of Titan.
heartedly recommended with no real reservations.
Best hard Sci fi period!