Resplendent (Destiny's Children Series #4)

Resplendent (Destiny's Children Series #4)

by Stephen Baxter

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ISBN-13: 9780575078963
Publisher: Gardners Books
Publication date: 09/21/2006
Series: Destiny's Children Series , #4
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

The preeminent science fiction writer of his generation, Stephen Baxter was born in 1957 and has degrees from Cambridge and Southampton. With Terry Pratchett, he coauthored the Long Earth series of novels. He is also known for the Xeelee Sequence series, the Proxima space-exploration duology, the Time Odyssey trilogy (written with Arthur C. Clarke), and The Time Ships, a sequel to H. G. Wells’s classic The Time Machine, and the award-winning novel Voyage.

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Resplendent (Destiny's Children Series #4) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
fojxl1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Great collection of short stories from Baxters epic universe. Very enjoyable.
TimCTaylor on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
My favourite book! A collection of short fiction that explores the width and depth of the author's Xeelee Sequence. As individual stories (considered independently of the Xeelee context), some are good, some excellent, and some merely okay. What makes me re-read this book is the breathtaking scale of Baxter's vision. I have been reading science fiction for several decades now. Of the hundreds of books and magazines I must have read, none conveys as much sense of wonder as Resplendent.For maximum effect, I recommend reading some of the novels from the Xeelee Sequence and/or Destiny's Children series first.
jerevo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This collection of short stories is an unnecessary appendix to an unneeded series. The Xeelee universe has been the stage for some truly great and re-readable novels, and with Coalescent Baxter proved himself still capable of producing interesting new ideas and writing a good story to explore them - but tying Coalescent into the Xeelee arc was unnecessary and contrived. The rest of the Destiny's Children 'series' is plodding and poorly written (rather like Clarke in his later years), and this book in particular feels like the last dust of a mined-out seam.