Author(s): Stephen Baxter
In the 1970s astronauts brought rock samples back from the Moon. Many remained locked away for decades including one unique piece of bedrock, the Moonseed. At last exposed to daylight, it proves to be deadly, though not to people. It kills the Earth.
'This year's great disaster novel' Daily Mirror '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 written' New Scientist 'This is a tale of equivalent scope to 2001, while the visions of Titan life have that sense of Clarke-style cosmic sorrow' SFX 'A plausible tale of America's last gasp at interplanetary exploration... Stephen Baxter proves what a cosmic thinker he is' Washington Post Book World
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.