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by Stephen Baxter
Flood is a 2008 work of hard science fiction by English author Stephen Baxter.
Flood is a 2008 work of hard science fiction by English author Stephen Baxter. It describes a near future world where deep submarine seismic activity leads to seabed fragmentation, and the opening of deep subterranean reservoirs of water. Human civilisation is almost destroyed by the rising inundation, which covers Mount Everest in 2052. Baxter issued a sequel to this work, entitled Ark, in 2009. Flood was nominated for the British Science Fiction Award in 2008.
Stephen Baxter's 'Flood' was a very ambitious novel. Fortunately some of the interesting flood ideas started to kick in pretty quickly and I was hooked until the end. But what terrible characters he gives us!
Stephen Baxter's 'Flood' was a very ambitious novel. It takes place over a period of four or so decades and details the 'aquification' of Earth by subterranian water that slowly, surely seeps up and over all land masses. The book's main charater, Lilly, is a former political hostage/USAF pilot who always manages to be in the right (or wrong?) place to survive the flooding for just a little bit longer. The books was slightly depressing-I wanted to immediately begin work on a backyard spaceship for MY esacape. But what terrible characters he gives us!
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Flood, by Stephen Baxter, is a well-intentioned effort to replicate this. What a devastating and epic novel. Flood is the story of planetary catastrophe, of a titular flood that subsumes human civilization. Today, climate change is the fear, whose most visible consequence would be rising sea levels. For fans of hard science fiction, perhaps the biggest failure of the book is the wholly manufactured crisis. We’ve been told by trustworthy scientists that a major cometary impact is only a matter of time, so Lucifer's Hammer doesn’t take a huge leap of faith. Baxter offers a small group of characters to humanize this disaster. By the end of the novel, extinction seems certain for humanity on Earth. Human civilisation is almost destroyed by the rising inundati. However, we learn later in the book that Ark Three (the aforementioned ocean liner) was one of many projects created by AxysCorp and a few other groups.
Flood is a haunting apocalypse novel, full of powerful ideas and resonating images of a water-logged planet. He has an essay on the background of the novel, titled The Flooding of London. Though the rise is ultimately (at least possibly) attributed to humanity, this is not some global warming parable. Also, there’s a collection of short fiction from the Flood world, Scrapbook. Additional Thoughts: Two things, actually.
Flood is a 2002 disaster thriller novel by Richard Doyle. Flood (2008 novel) - Flood is the work of hard science fiction author Stephen Baxter. Set in present day London, the novel depicts a disastrous flood and fire of London, caused by a storm, and the consequential accident at an oil refinery, and failure of the Thames Barrier. A burning ship crashes into the Flood Barrier, and wreaks one of the flood gates, unleashing a tidal wave into central London. Firefighters and other first responders from all around the country, supplanted by German, French and American military bravely fight against the disaster, but they can only save a fraction of those threatened.
Stephen Baxter was born in Liverpool, England, in 1957. He holds degrees in mathematics, from Cambridge University; engineering, from Southampton University; and business administration, from Henley Management College. He's a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society. His books have won several awards including the Philip K Dick Award, the John Campbell Memorial Award, the British Science Fiction Association Award, the Kurd Lasswitz Award (Germany) and the Seiun Award (Japan) and have been nominated for several others, including the Arthur C Clarke Award, the Hugo Award and Locus awards.
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Электронная книга "Flood", Stephen Baxter. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Flood" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. A Novel of the Flood. Книга 1. Stephen Baxter5 мая 2009 г.