Born in Liverpool in 1957, Stephen Baxter has a mathematics degree from the University of Cambridge and a Ph.D from Southampton. Until recently he worked in information technology. He is married and lives in Buckinghamshire.
'The best SF author in Britain' SFX 'Baxter recalls the most visionary moments of Wells and Clark ... constructs a human-scale drama out of the most far-reaching implications of current cosmological theory ... makes E Doc Smith look like a minimalist.' Locus 'Baxter sends into free-fall the most awesome ideas in science fiction today ... What makes these ideas assimilable is the prism of people through which they are refracted ... good SF reveals the mortal host in the machine.' The Times