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Welcome to The Manifold

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Thanks for visiting the site! The Manifold is a website dedicated to the science fiction writings of the great British author, Stephen Baxter. It was unleashed on the internet on 23rd January 2005.

I first discovered the fine writing of Stephen Baxter in 1996, with the release of the alternate history novel Voyage. It received a glowing review in the sci-fi magazine SFX, and although the novel greatly appealed to me, I was a poor engineering student at the time and couldn’t afford expensive hardcover books. I forgot about it until a year later when I noticed the paperback edition in a bookshop. After reading Voyage I realised that this is what science fiction should be, real, emotional and possible. Since reading Voyage I’ve managed to read most of Stephen’s other science fiction books, and always have the next release on pre-order from Amazon.