- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Ace (TRD); 1 edition (Aug. 7 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0441014968
- ISBN-13: 978-0441014965
- Product Dimensions: 16.1 x 2.8 x 23.4 cm
- Shipping Weight: 522 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,567,394 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Conqueror Hardcover – Aug 7 2007
Customers who bought this item also bought
No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
About the Author
Stephen Baxter was born in Liverpool, England, in 1957. He holds degrees in mathematics, from Cambridge University; engineering, from Southampton University; and business administration, from Henley Management College. Hes a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society.
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.
Top customer reviews
Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com
While this volume of the series can be read alone, it is better starting with the first installment. In century-spanning style, we watch how opportunities arise at various points which could have resulted in a sea change in human history....but (perhaps)didn't.
Baxter obviously has carefully researched the surroundings and background of the various places and times he discusses (focusing mostly on what is now Great Britain), and manages to follow a family tree from generation to generation in a rather novel and interesting way. As always, his descriptive powers are unmatched in modern-day SF. Highly recommended
One thing is for certain: the majority of Baxter's characters continue to die horrible, devastating deaths.
The mixing of accurate history with the ScFi expectation is an addictive read. I look forward to the final installment of the Tapestry series.