Synopses & Reviews
In the 22nd century visionary scientist Vannevar Morgan conceives the most grandiose engineering project of all time, and one which will revolutionize the future of humankind in space: a Space Elevator, 36,000 kilometers high, anchored to an equatorial island in the Indian Ocean. An amazing list ? genuinely the best novels from sixty years of SF. - Iain M. Banks Delightfully written and at times almost unbearably exciting. - Kingsley Amis His enthusiasm is combined with his considerable literary and myth-making skills ... the result is something special. - Sunday Telegraph A superbly crafted novel that may be his best. - Tribune
Vannemar Morgan's dream is to link Earth to the stars with the greatest engineering feat of all time: a 24,000-mile-high space elevator. But first he must solve a million technical, political, and economic problems while allaying the wrath of God. For the only possible site on the planet for Morgans Orbital Tower is the monastery atop the Sacred Mountain of Sri Kanda.