The 3rd Annual International Space Elevator Conference has posted tons of presentations proving that someone is thinking about this stuff and it’s not just some fairy tale. Cool stuff. [Thanks to Spacecraft for the link]
What about space elevators in sf?
Other books (that I have not read) with space elevators:
- The Web Between the Worlds by Charles Sheffield (Credited with being the first sf book to mention a space elevator, although it was coincidentally first published at around the same time as…)
- The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke
- Indistinguishable From Magic by Robert L. Forward (The title taken from a quote of Clarke’s: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”)