THE SURLY BONDS OF EARTH
SCIENCE FICTION MEETS ALTERNATE HISTORY IN THIS EPIC NEW STORY FROM SIDEWISE AWARD NOMINATED AUTHOR TOM ANDERSON
The year is 2052, the future of an Earth subtly different from our own. The human race has survived nuclear war, climate change and global terrorism?but now faces the approaching brick wall of the ever-limited resources of one world to be shared between ten billion people (and rising). Who will be the author of humanity?s escape strategy from this hopeless situation, who will find a way to slip the surly bonds of Earth?
The Graham family, captains of global industry? Rachel Lerousse, inventor of ever more ambitious artificial intelligences? Quynh Nguyen, rising political star of ASEAN?
But in Switzerland, two young students in love share a dream that will outshine them all?
A song of ascents, a story of beginnings.