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 NASA Trilogy:
`VOYAGE is, quite simply, a brilliant book . . . skilfully
constructed and enthrallingly told'
`Baxter handles a complex and gripping plot with his customary
aplomb... The ending will blow your mind. Buy TITAN, read it - and
then go out and buy everything else that Baxter has ever
`A plausible tale of America's last gasp at interplanetary
exploration... Stephen Baxter proves what a cosmic thinker he