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Just finished Raft and eagerly moving on to the next Incredible Brilliantly fleshed out world, believable and accessible science, and characters both noble and shitty Yay The descriptions of mining stars, the rotational mechanics of the Belt and Raft, traveling in trees and whales the majesty of it all isn t lost in the action So many things to digest and muse on whilst going about my day Turning facts into preciou [[ READ KINDLE ]] ⇲ Xeelee (Xeelee Sequence, #1-4) ↬ This Omnibus Edition Contains Four Science Fiction Novels From The Pen Of Well Known Author, Stephen Baxter I got into Stephen Baxter because the idea of a series that spanned all the way from the Big Bang to the last star in the universe winking out was absolutely irresistable to me About a year ago I read all the synopsis of books featured on the various Greatest Space Opera s of all time lists.The scope of Baxter s ideas had me buying dozens of his books without having read a word Baxter is a really smart guy He has a talent for taking all of the latest physics theories and scientific knowledg I got into Stephen Baxter because the idea of a series that spanned all the way from the Big Bang to the last star in the universe winking out was absolutely irresistable to me About a year ago I read all the synopsis of books featured on the various Greatest Space Opera s of all time lists.The scope of Baxter s ideas had me buying dozens of his books without having read a word Baxter is a really smart guy He has a talent for taking all of the latest physics theories and scientific knowledge and weaving a story into them His ideas and imagination are second to none Some of these books haveorignal hard science ideas in a chapter then most authors would come up with in a career One of the things he delights in doing is violating something we know about the universe and making the reader go Hey I thought we were doing HARD SCIENCE here Then he flips it and says ah but what if all of these factors were different, THEN then it WOUL Four books of the Xeele universe in one What I really like about them is tons of awesome technology Stephen Baxter gets creative in all four stories He is prone to info dumps every few pages, but I didn t mind Other than that, stories, characters and dialogues are so so.Raft and Timelike Infinity are the best Flux, other than portraying an ineresting society, is weakest The whole story exists just so that the main characters would perform a certain action in the end Ring drags on too long Four books of the Xeele universe in one What I really like about them is tons of awesome technology Stephen Baxter gets cre I stopped reading this as I didn t like the style Clearly written by an older man with an engineering headset that is to say, flat emotionless characters being pushed around a chessboard This style of writing w Raft 2 starsThe science isn t nearly as hard as it pretends to be, but that s not this story s biggest problem The biggest problem is that the ending view spoiler pretends to be a happy one, but it clearly isn t These people have exactly one useful way of getting food, their food dispensers They have one left in the end, even tho Amazing big ideas often strung out with wooden characters and dull plots. My only experience before this with Baxter was Titan, which I did not like at all But, I m glad I gave him another chance because the Xeelee books are great Though, if you go for this Omnibus it s not in the best reading order, read up on that before you start. As promised the Xeelee, an Omnibus takes place on a cosmic scale Since it is a collection of four books Raft, Timelike Infinity, Flux and Ring it s hard to put one single rating on it So, I will try to give one for each However first some remarks on Stephen Baxter s writing in general.Stephen writes what is called hard SF Science is deeply embedded into the stories I like this, in fact I love it However sometimes the prose gets overwhelmed by Baxter s want to explain and the explanatio As promised the Xeelee, an Omnibus takes place on a cosmic scale Since it is a collection of four books Raft, Timelike Infinity, Flux and Ring it s hard to put one single rating on it So, I will try to give one for each However first some remarks on Stephen Baxter s writing in general.Stephen writes what is called hard SF Science is deeply embedded into the stories I like this, in fact I love it However sometimes the prose gets overwhelmed by Baxter s want to explain and the explanation becomes almost as a tutoring schoolbook on cosmology This is especially apparent in the last book Ring also the best where he sometimes manage to get me irritated while failing to get all the information into the story in an interesting way As for language Baxter is a skilled author though he has some weird fascination for words like shit and fart.Now lets look at the different parts.Raft A strange story set i Always compelling reading From the shock of Raft to the ambition of Ring They were all excellent stories, with one notable exception for me at least I found Flux to be a bit of a slog to wade through I get where he was going I just wasn t fascinated by the trip And again, it s probably just me So I m still giving it a solid 5 stars I started the Xeelee Sequence with Vacuum Diagrams So I figured this ponderous, yet thoroughly enjoyable tome was the best way to do it I was right He ain Always compelling reading From the shock of Raft to the ambition of Ring They were all excellent stories, with one notable exception for me at least I found Flux to be a bit of a slog to wade through I get where he was going I just wasn t fascinated by the trip And again, it s probably just me So I m still giving it a solid 5 stars I started the Xeelee Sequence with Vacuum Diagrams So I figured this ponderous, yet thoroughly enjoyable tome was the best way