Stephen Baxter is one of the two authors of The Long Earth series, the other being Terry Pratchett.

Baxter is one of the UK's most acclaimed writers of science fiction and a multi-award winner. He was born 13 November 1957.

His many books include the classic Xeelee sequence, A Time Odyssey novels (written with Arthur C. Clarke) and The Time Ships, a sequel to H. G. Wells' The Time Machine. He lives in Northumberland.

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