Stephen Baxter applied to become an astronaut in 1991. He didn't make it, but achieved the next best thing by becoming a science fiction writer, and his novels and short stories have been published and have won awards around the world. His science background is in maths and engineering. He is married and lives in Northumberland.
'The most important living science-fiction writer in the
'The best SF writer in Britain'
Praise for The Manifold Trilogy:
'Pacy, visionary, extravagantly imagined, TIME places Baxter
firmly in the tradition of Arthur C. Clarke and Isaac Asimov'
'Highly intelligent, with original ideas in almost every
'Baxter is taking basic SF ideas and rebuilding them based on
current science, technology and politics ... [He] apparently has
the ambition and the energy to reinvigorate hard SF all by
'It's time for Baxter to take his place alongside Asimov and