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Author: Stephen Baxter Narrator: Kyle McCarley Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Proxima Series Release Date: November 2014 ISBN: 9781494576844
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The very far future: The galaxy is a drifting wreck of black holes, neutron stars, and chill white dwarfs. The age of star formation is long past. Yet there is life here, feeding off the energies of the stellar remnants, and there is mind, a tremendous galaxy-spanning intelligence each of whose thoughts lasts a hundred thousand years. And this mind cradles memories of a long-gone age when a more compact universe was full of light.

The twenty-seventh century: Proxima Centauri, an undistinguished red dwarf star, is the nearest star to our sun—and (in this fiction)—the nearest to host a world, Proxima IV, habitable by humans. But Proxima IV is unlike Earth in many ways. Huddling close to the warmth, orbiting in weeks, it keeps one face to its parent star at all times. The "substellar point," with the star forever overhead, is a blasted desert, and the "antistellar point" on the far side is under an ice cap in perpetual darkness. How would it be to live on such a world? Yuri Jones, with a thousand others, is about to find out. Download and start listening now!

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  • Displaying an impressive range of dialects,McCarley portrays a diverse cast of characters… Booklist Audio Review

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  • 3.666666 out of 53.666666 out of 53.666666 out of 53.666666 out of 53.666666 out of 5 Moritz | 9/19/2020

    " This story has everything expected from a good hard scifi lovel: generation starship, aliens, colonisation, AI and intrigue. Nice set up for the follow-up novel. Classic fare, but could have benefitted from stronger female characters. Narration is OK, but not genius. "

About the Author

Stephen Baxter is a trained engineer with degrees from Cambridge and the University of Southampton. He is the acclaimed author of the Manifold novels and Evolution and has won the British Science Fiction Award, the Locus Award, the Philip K. Dick Award, and the John W. Campbell Award and was nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award. 

About the Narrator

Kyle McCarley, a graduate of the University of Southern California, is a voice-over actor whose credits include audiobooks, video games, television pilots, radio and television commercials, podcasts, and many others. He has been heard in such games as Dragon Nest, Vindictus, and MapleStory, as well as the audiobooks Forgotten Realms: The Shadow Stone by Richard Baker and Nightingale by New York Times bestselling author David Farland.