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Firstborn by Arthur C. Clarke & Stephen Baxter
Review by Ernest Lilley
Del Rey Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780345491572
Date: 26 December 2007 List Price $25.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK

Links: Arthur C. Clarke Foundation: Biography / Show Article /

It's not often that the conclusion to a trilogy, especially one that couples an old grand master with a younger one, is something worth looking forward to. Firstborn defies the odds to turn in the conclusion (mostly) to a tale that has elements of the familiar (ancient artifacts buried on another world, an even more ancient race meddling with humanities destiny) and the new (pocket universes filled with time slices, quantum bombs, and the sacrifice of a world). All in all, it's a fine job, and one I'd been looking forward to.

From official release/information:

From publicity material: Now, the Firstborn are back. This time, they are pulling no punches: They have sent a "quantum bomb." Speeding toward Earth, it is a device that human scientists can barely comprehend, that cannot be stopped or destroyed--and one that will obliterate Earth.

(Source: Del Rey)

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