Ten thousand years ago, a vast and fertile plain existed that linked the British Isles to Europe. Home to a tribe of simple hunter-gatherers, Northland teems with nature’s bounty, but is also subject to its whims.
Fourteen-year-old Ana calls Northland home, but her world is changing. The air is warming, the ice is melting, and the seas are rising. One day Ana meets a traveler from a far-distant city called Jericho—a town that is protected by a wall. And she starts to imagine the impossible....
About the Author
His first professionally published short story appeared in 1987. He has been a full-time author since 1995 and is currently Vice-President of the British Science Fiction Association.
His science fiction novels have been published in the UK, the US, and in many other countries including Germany, Japan, France. His books have won several awards including the Philip K Dick Award, the John Campbell Memorial Award, the British Science Fiction Association Award, the Kurd Lasswitz Award (Germany) and the Seiun Award (Japan) and have been nominated for several others, including the Arthur C Clarke Award, the Hugo Award and Locus awards. He has also published over 100 sf short stories, several of which have won prizes. He can be found at stephen-baxter.com.
What People are Saying About This
Praise for Stephen Baxter and Stone Spring
“There are few speculators in fiction with a greater reputation for boldness and breadth than Stephen Baxter.”—Strange Horizons
“A learned, imaginative, bold, sweeping, wonderful evocation of life and the world 10,000 years ago.”—The Daily Mail (UK)
“Baxter proves to be not only a gifted storyteller but also a master of speculative fiction.…An epic tale not unlike Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth.”—Library Journal