Stone Spring: The Northland Trilogy

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Penguin, Nov 1, 2011 - Fiction - 512 pages
22 Reviews
Praised as “one of the most inventive writers that science fiction has ever produced” (SF Site), national bestselling author Stephen Baxter presents a new saga of a world that could have become our own....

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....

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Review: Stone Spring (Northland #1)

User Review  - Jeremy Sarnovsky - Goodreads

I typically enjoy Baxter's writing, though I've only read his hard science fiction. I decided to give Stone Spring a try even though it was out of the norm for him, and I was highly disappointed. The ... Read full review

Review: Stone Spring (Northland #1)

User Review  - Kathryn - Goodreads

I wish there was a shelf for "abandoned books" because I didn't actually finish this book, and I feel a little bad about putting it on my "read" shelf. I'm not adding it to my "currently reading ... Read full review

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Autumn Equinox
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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. He’s 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

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