Stone Spring: The Northland Trilogy

Stone Spring: The Northland Trilogy

by Stephen Baxter

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Stone Spring: The Northland Trilogy by Stephen Baxter

Praised as “one of the most inventive writers that science fiction has ever produced” (SF Site), national bestselling author Stephen Baxter presents a new saga of a world that could have become our own....

Ten thousand years ago, a vast and fertile plain existed that linked the British Isles to Europe. Home to a tribe of simple hunter-gatherers, Northland teems with nature’s bounty, but is also subject to its whims.

Fourteen-year-old Ana calls Northland home, but her world is changing. The air is warming, the ice is melting, and the seas are rising. One day Ana meets a traveler from a far-distant city called Jericho—a town that is protected by a wall. And she starts to imagine the impossible....

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ISBN-13: 9780451464460
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/06/2012
Series: Northland Trilogy Series , #1
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 546,448
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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

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“There are few speculators in fiction with a greater reputation for boldness and breadth than Stephen Baxter.”—Strange Horizons

“A learned, imaginative, bold, sweeping, wonderful evocation of life and the world 10,000 years ago.”—The Daily Mail (UK)

“Baxter proves to be not only a gifted storyteller but also a master of speculative fiction.…An epic tale not unlike Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth.”—Library Journal

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Stone Spring 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In7300 BC on Northland, fourteen year old Ana like others in her community still struggle with the Year of the Great Sea that left so many dead a year ago. Ana, whose mother is dead and father presumed dead, believes more such floods from the melting ice will occur. However, she still seeks a solution. Novu the brick maker is sold by his father to a trader. When he and Ana meet, he tells her about his city with the wall around it. Excited, Ana wonders if Novu could lead the construction of a wall covering hundreds of miles that will take decades of bones to build to keep the sea from flooding Northland. The first tale in the Northland trilogy focuses on a teenage strategic thinker whose conceptual vision leads to the project she believes will save her people and their land though Ana does not expect to live long enough to see its completion. A vivid tale, the key to Stone Spring is the details told in life and death on this ancient land starting one year after a devastating tsunami killed so many. Ana and Novu are strong characters while the support cast enhances a trip to a land whose people struggle to prevent the rising sea from claiming it. Harriet Klausner
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