RAFT. Stephen Baxter.


[London]: GraftonBooks A Division of HarperCollinsPublishers, [1991]. Octavo, boards. First edition. Review copy with publisher's promotional letter laid in. The author's well-received first book. "... RAFT features some of the most startling hard SF content in recent years. It is the first volume in the author's loosely connected Xeelee future history." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-84. "Humans are stranded on a 'raft' in a pocket universe of enormous gravity. Baxter's debut novel, in which he describes his young hero's quest through a world that is strange indeed. As an all-too-rare example of British SF rooted in speculative physics, it has drawn praise from Larry Niven, Bob Shaw and others." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. [296]. "It is very, very hard SF, and it's great fun, and the cosmogonic precepts of its universe are challenging to grasp, and it's quite quickly told, and it's really dumb about people." - John Clute. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-84. Several dings to the lower edges of the front cover, top of spine pushed in, a nearly fine copy in a fine dust jacket. (16910). Item #16910

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