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It's the year 2030. The oceans have risen rapidly, and soon the entire planet will be submerged. But the discovery of another life-sustaining planet light years away gives those who remain alive hope. Only a few will be able to make the journey-Holle Groundwater is one of the candidates. If she makes the cut, she will live. If not, she will be left to face a watery death...

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Overview

It's the year 2030. The oceans have risen rapidly, and soon the entire planet will be submerged. But the discovery of another life-sustaining planet light years away gives those who remain alive hope. Only a few will be able to make the journey-Holle Groundwater is one of the candidates. If she makes the cut, she will live. If not, she will be left to face a watery death...

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Publishers Weekly
Baxter's riveting follow-up to bestseller Flood tempers the hope of humanity coming together in the face of a crisis with an often brutal undercurrent of realism, resulting in a sequel that surpasses the original in almost every way. Set during the later years of the earth-destroying flood, the book follows Holle Groundwater and her friends as they go from being six-year-old students of an experimental space academy to a years-long trip through the cosmos in search of Earth 2. The best-laid plans are often, and unexpectedly, disrupted at almost every stage; the ship must deal with stowaways, unqualified applicants, infighting, and even mutiny. Characteristic of Baxter's writing, the novel can be depressing at times but still serves as a study of humanity's ability to adapt and make painful decisions for the greater good. With an almost completely new cast, readers old and new will be engaged by the strength and scope of Baxter's vision, and the all-too-human characters he creates. (May)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451463319
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/4/2010
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

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 first professionally published short story appeared in 1987. He has been a full-time author since 1995 and is currently Vice-President of the British Science Fiction Association.

His science fiction novels have been published in the UK, the US, and in many other countries including Germany, Japan, France. 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. He has also published over 100 sf short stories, several of which have won prizes. He can be found at stephen-baxter.com.

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  • Posted June 23, 2012

    I slogged through both Flood and Ark in the hopes that they woul

    I slogged through both Flood and Ark in the hopes that they would get better. They didn't. Don't get me wrong, they are both well-written books, but they are so depressing it wasn't worth the time I put into them.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 22, 2012

    Questionable ebook

    This is for the quality of the ebook and not for the story.

    It seems cheap when on the first page of text there's a graphics error that represents an apostrophe with a series of square boxes. This leads me to believe that no one has done any proofing of the conversion to ebook.

    cheap.

    Hopefully there won't be other errors that detract from what I expect to be an excellent story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2014

    Excellant sequel. Read this first then went back and read Flood.

    Excellant sequel. Read this first then went back and read Flood. A few months later I re-read them chronologically. My sic-fi needs to be believable to pull me in. After 6 weeks of rain in Britain, I can't help thinking we might look back on this point as the beginning of the end, such was the plausibility of Baxter's epic tale. Like other reviewers, I wanted the story to carry on - "What happens to residents of Ark 1 or our planet hoppers?" Come on Ian, finish this story off for us. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2012

    Not recommended.

    Reading this was like plodding through a wasteland searching for an oasis that just isn't there. The plot is interesting enough, but the characters are for the most part neither likeable or well developed. If you are looking for a cure for insomnia this might help.

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  • Posted April 28, 2012

    an enjoyable fast read

    story line a little far fetched.but entertaining.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2012

    Excellent read

    Stephen Baxter tells an excellent story of how the world adjusts to a global catastrophe. In this story the catastrophe is not immediately imminent so it is largely ignored by the majority. However, a select group realizes something needs to be done and sets out to preserve the human species.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2012

    Excellent read..... realistic imagination

    Nice

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2011

    Nice sequel

    Read through this pretty fast at the end wishing there was another book in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2011

    Good Sequel but so want more

    I read both Flood and Ark in about a 5 day period. I enjoyed both but would love another book. I felt there were unanswered questions from both books that I would love to know what happen. I found this story line interesting as to how people deal with situations. Time isn't always a good thing.

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  • Posted August 7, 2011

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    "Waterworld" on steroids!

    When that movie came out, nobody could believe such a world could exist, no matter how cute Kevin Kostner was as the leading merman. But, Stephen Baxter has done just that...created such a world, making it very believable. Through extensive research, accuracy, and a command of vocabulary most writers only wish for, he leads us from our present to a point only sixty years into our possible future, something we might actually have to live through, more terrifying than any bogeyman. Read "Ark" first, it sets the stage for this book perfectly. And don't forget you have a nook...verify his astounding research for yourself.

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  • Posted July 9, 2011

    Great book for a sci-fi fan

    This is the second book I've read in a long time that I could not put down (the first was Flood by the same author). It's difficult to find good sci-fi that stays faithful to reality and that writes characters well and believably. I actually logged on in hopes of finding a third book in this series. I hope Baxter writes it soon.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2011

    This+book+is+great%21

    This+book+is+great+though+it+is+hard+to+get+into.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2011

    Could not put this book down. Loved it.

    You should read Flood first it will help with the story line.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2010

    Great book

    Good follow on from Flood - looking forward to his next one

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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