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Stephen Baxter is an acclaimed, multiple-award-winning author whose many books include the Xeelee Sequence series, the Time Odyssey trilogy (written with Arthur C. Clarke), and The Time Ships, a sequel to H. G. Wells's classic The Time Machine. He lives in England.
Ring is a great example of a hard science fiction book. First of all, I'd recommend reading Timelike Infinity first before Ring. Read morePublished 10 months ago by M. Goodwin
I'm a big Baxter fan. For hard, well written sci-fi he's hard to beat. I like the fact that the stories are sometimes a bit bleak, but always hopefulPublished 21 months ago by Martin
The Time Ships was entertaining, but Ring is not. I read through about 80 percent of it before throwing it out. Read morePublished on November 6, 2013 by Just another reviewer
I picked this book up on a whim at a local bookstore. I figured "hey, might as well try an author I've never heard of". Read morePublished on June 10, 2013 by JubalHarshaw
This really is one of the best science fiction books I have EVER read, and this is also my first book by this author. Read morePublished on December 16, 2012 by M
This book starts off very slowly. The characters are unfortunately a little flat and rather grumpy :) There is a whole lot of exposition. But, I think that's sort of the point. Read morePublished on October 10, 2012 by garbulky
Ever since first hearing about Stephen Baxter's "Xeelee Sequence", i have been collecting each book in this Science-Fiction series. Read morePublished on August 8, 2012 by Sterling
Not being a great writer myself I will let others do the plot summaries and simply state my opinion of the book. Read morePublished on July 7, 2012 by A. Wong