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Raft by Stephen Baxter1
Timelike Infinity by Stephen Baxter2
Flux by Stephen Baxter3
Ring by Stephen Baxter4
Vacuum Diagrams by Stephen Baxter5
Coalescent by Stephen Baxter6
Exultant by Stephen Baxter7
Transcendent by Stephen Baxter8
Resplendent by Stephen Baxter9
Starfall by Stephen Baxter10
Xeelee: An Omnibus: Raft, Timelike Infinity, Flux, Ring by Stephen Baxteromnibus 1-4
The New Space Opera by Gardner Dozoisshort story, "Remembrance"
Wondrous Beginnings by Steven H Silvershort story, "The Xeelee Flower"

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