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Navigator

Navigator

(2007)
(The third book in the Time's Tapestry series)
A novel by

 
In the world of science fiction/fantasy books, it is fantasy that reigns supreme. While much intelligent, science-based SF is still being written (by such authors as Paul McAuley), hordes of elves, magicians and goblins have long exceeded the more plausible material in terms of sales. There is, thankfully, one exception: Stephen Baxter. He is one of the few intelligent writers still producing massive, fastidiously textured SF epics that flatter rather than insult the intelligence of the reader. As with the very best SF creators, his ideas come thick and fast, and an exhilarating sense of wonder is guaranteed for the reader in any one of his many novels. But what might be called science-based fantasy is also a speciality.

. Navigator is the third book in Baxter's much-acclaimed Time's Tapestry sequence, and once again the display of imagination and inventiveness takes the breath away. William the Conqueror's forces are fighting against insuperable odds, when a prophecy is given by a woman in a ruined village describing massive engines of destruction. The clash between civilisations of the East and West in the Mediterranean is reaching apocalyptic levels, and the prophecy of the war engines that will decide the conflict becomes ever more relevant -- which of two religions will win the battle? In the meantime, engineers struggle to bring the fabled machinery into reality.

This is the kind of alternative history that is Baxter's métier, and the sheer gusto of his storytelling carries this diffuse narrative along with tremendous panache. --Barry Forshaw

Genre: Science Fiction
 
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Hardback Editions

January 2008 : Hardback
Title: Navigator (Time's Tapestry)
Author(s): Stephen Baxter
ISBN: 044101559X / 9780441015597 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace Books
Availability: Amazon CA   Amazon   Amazon UK   

July 2007 : Hardback
Title: Navigator (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
Author(s): Stephen Baxter
ISBN: 0575076755 / 9780575076754 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

November 2009 : Mass Market Paperback
Title: Navigator: Time's Tapestry, Book Three
Author(s): Stephen Baxter
ISBN: 0441018009 / 9780441018000 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon UK   

January 2008 : Paperback
Title: Navigator (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
Author(s): Stephen Baxter
ISBN: 0575081546 / 9780575081543 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon UK   

July 2007 : Paperback
Title: Navigator (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
Author(s): Stephen Baxter
ISBN: 0575079916 / 9780575079915 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

May 2010 : Kindle edition
Title: Navigator (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
Author(s): Stephen Baxter
ISBN: B003NE5TUG
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 2008 : Kindle edition
Title: Navigator: Time's Tapestry, Book Three
Author(s): Stephen Baxter
ISBN: B00125MJXS
Publisher: Ace
Availability: Amazon   

 


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