In the 22nd century visionary scientist Vannevar Morgan conceives the most grandiose engineering project of all time, and one which will revolutionise the future of humankind in space: a Space Elevator, 36,000 kilometres high, anchored to an equatorial island in the Indian Ocean.
©1979 Arthur C. Clarke (P)2013 W F Howes Ltd
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"A truly accomplished novel, brilliant!"
Big, bold and Brilliant!
There are a few likable characters in this book, however the protagonist, Morgan steals the show. Clarke managers to make me feel for this person and ultimately further invest my emotions into the story and where it may lead.
The building of the space elevator was among many scenes in this book that are truly brilliant in scope. The ending was also unexpected and equally excellent.
One step to the stars.
Would thoroughly recommend this book to anyone who loves science fiction as much as me.
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