The Web Between the Worlds
"WHAT SF SHOULD BE ALL ABOUT." -- Kliatt
Rob Merlin was the best engineer who had ever lived. That was why "The King of Space" had to have him for the most spectacular construction project ever -- even though Rob was a potentially fatal threat to his power...
Thus begins a breakthrough novel by the former President of the American Astronautical Society, about an idea whose time has come: a shimmering bridge between Earth and space that mankind will climb to the stars!
Sound like fantasy? The concept has been in the literature of physics for over three decades, but only a writer with the scientific background of a Sheffield or a Clarke could bring the idea to life.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - RandyStafford - LibraryThing
As Charles Fort might have said, “It’s space elevator time when it’s space elevator time.” And 1979 was space elevator time in science fiction. Besides this novel, Arthur C. Clarke’s The Fountains of ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - GibsonGirl - LibraryThing
This is one of Sheffields earlier novels, but the signs of how good a writer he was, and how much better he was to become, are all present in this volume. Unfortunately, his book came out the same ... Read full review