Coalescent




      Coalescent
When his father dies suddenly, George Poole stumbles onto a family secret He has a twin sister he never knew existed, who was raised by an enigmatic cult called the Order The Order is a hive a human hive with a dominant queen that has prospered below the streets of Rome for almost two millennia After Poole enters the Order s vast underground city and meets the disturbing inhabitants, he uncovers evidence that they have embarked on a divergent evolutionary path These genetically superior humans are equipped with the tools necessary to render modern Homo sapiens as extinct as the Neanderthals And now they are preparing to leave their underground realm. Free Read Coalescent Author Stephen Baxter For Kindle ePUB or eBook – bluevapours.co.uk

Stephen Baxter is a trained engineer with degrees from Cambridge mathematics and Southampton Universities doctorate in aeroengineering research Baxter is the winner of the British Science Fiction Award and the Locus Award, as well as being a nominee for an Arthur C Clarke Award, most recently for Manifold Time His novel Voyage won the Sidewise Award for Best Alternate History Novel of the Year he also won the John W Campbell Award and the Philip K Dick Award for his novel The Time Ships He is currently working on his next novel, a collaboration with Sir Arthur C Clarke Mr Baxter lives in Prestwood, England.


      Coalescent
 By Stephen Baxter IBN : 0345457862 Format : Paperback – bluevapours.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 527 pages
  • Coalescent
  • Stephen Baxter
  • English
  • 10 August 2017
  • 0345457862

10 thoughts on “ Coalescent

  1. Bradley says:

    Sometimes I think Baxter is a hit or miss kind of author, thinking he goes over the same ground in rather interesting new ways, but when I think about it His George Poole characters are all rather DIFFERENT Yes, yes, George Poole is here, again, but the kind of story told isn t spanning the world or the galaxy or all of time this time Rather, we ve got a rather cool Roman historical romance of a kind that brings together old English history and the Celts in rather awesome ways while Sometimes I think Baxter is a hit or miss kind of author, thinking he goes over the same ground in rather interesting new ways, but when I think about it His George Poole characters are all rather DIFFERENT Yes, yes, George Poole is here, again, but the kind of story told isn t spanning the world or the galaxy or all of time this time Rather, we ve got a rather cool Roman historical romance of a kind that brings together old English history and the Celts in rather awesome ways while jumping back to the current time in a cool family history mystery.I was frankly entertained Both sides of history and later on, a future hi...

  2. Nick T. Borrelli says:

    Full review forthcoming

  3. Palmyrah says:

    A very bad book, but it did keep me reading all the way to the end As to why, later.The construction of Coalescent is a sloppy mess Essentially there are two narrative streams told in alternate chapters One is set in the present day c.2000 and one begins in fourth century Britain soon after Constantine left it to go purple hun...

  4. Daniel Roy says:

    Let s be upfront about it Coalescent is not a book for everyone It alienates Baxter fans who are used to distant future high concept space opera, and it alienates casual fans who might pick this up as a historical novel Essentially, it pleases neither crowd So, is it worth reading Absolutely, but you better be patient.The story starts at the Fall of the Roman Empire, and follows a young British Roman woman named Regina as her world falls apart around her The majority of the novel focuses Let s be upfront about it Coalescent is not a book for everyone It alienates Baxter fans who are used to distant future high concept space opera, and it alienates casual fans who might pick this up as a hist...

  5. Bob(by) says:

    Some lady who hangs out with King Arthur goes into hiding and creates an insect like hive society Some modern day dude happens upon it Hijinks ensue.

  6. Daniel says:

    I really enjoyed book one of the Destiny s Children series The format of alternating between present day and 300 A.C.E Rome was an interesting way bring all the events of the story together It also made me question our human perception of time as a thing to be experienced as linear By alternating each chapter between the present and ancient times events, I was able to think of the events in time as if they were happening concurrently as opposed to hundreds of years apart I m not sure if I really enjoyed book one of the Destiny s Children series The format of alternating between pr...

  7. Peter Walton-Jones says:

    Once again I have been drawn into a series of stories where the first part has left me uncertain as to whether I really wantScience Fiction at its best challenges our view of people history, the future, technology, religion, power, politics, culture, etc This is a fairly good story with some interesting ideas about evolution and genetics It spans across time from the days of Arthur to today and hints of the future The genetic mutation people mimicking hiving insects as a survival Once again I have been drawn into a series of stories where the first part has left me uncertain as to whether I really wantScience Fiction at its best challenges our view of people history, the future, technology, religion, power, politics, culture, etc This is a fairly good story with some interesting ideas about evolution and genetics It spans across time from the days of Arthur to today and hints of the future The genetic mutation people mimi...

  8. Faith Justice says:

    First of all, the back cover info is a trifle misleading, which is a shame because the real story is just as good and absorbing as the cover hype The book weaves together three narratives George Poole s first person mystery as he searches for his lost sister the historical fiction 5th Century exploits of one of his ancestors Regina, who lives through the fall of the Roman Empire in Britain, moves to Rome, and founds the Order and the modern SF story of Lucia, one of the members of the Order First of all, the back cover info is a trifle misleading, which is a shame because the real story is just as good and absorbing as the cover hype The book weaves together three narratives George Poole s first person mystery as he searches for his lost sister the historical fiction 5th Century exploits of one of his ancestors Regina, who lives through...

  9. Heather says:

    The back cover text led me to believe that this was a very different flavor of book than it turned out to be Almost the entirety of that supposed teaser applies not to the entire book, but to the end of the book That s right instead of providing the premise, they provide the climax and some of that description is actually incorrect Also, the text presents an impression of a book that is heavily sci fi and suspenseful, which simply isn t the case The majority of the book is a combination of The back cover text led me to believe that this was a very different flavor of book than it turned out to be Almost the entirety of that supposed teaser applies not to the entire book, but to the end of the book That s right instead of providing the premise, they provide the climax and some of that description is actually incorrect Also, the text presents an impression of a book that is heavily sci fi and suspenseful, which simply isn t the case The majority of the book is a combination of George slowly tracking down his sister in parallel with the Order s origin story in ancient Rome Which means that most of the book is actually a historical with no sci fi content w...

  10. Dan says:

    I always find I enjoy Stephen Baxter s booksthan most people seem to This one is very different from his other work but I loved it all the same Usually Baxter has a decent concept which he then builds a story around This one is slightly different in that the story sets up the concept, rather than the other way around The main story focuses on Regina, a young girl living in Britain as the Roman Empire begins to crumble We see the story of her whole life as her life of luxury soon turns I always find I enjoy Stephen Baxter s booksthan most people seem to This one is very different from his other work but I loved it all the same Usually Baxter has a decent concept which he then builds a story around This one is slightly different in that the story sets up the concept, rather than the other way around The main story focuses on Regina, a young girl living in Britain as the Roman Empire begins to crumble We see the story of her whole life as her life of luxury soon turns into a battle for survival as they travels across Britain, a country swiftly heading into the dark ages, and eventually makes her way to Rome It s very character driven, something which is unusual for Baxter There was obviously a lot of research involved here as post Roman Britain feels very real and there s a real sense of doom as civilisation literally falls apart Regina is a character cr...

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