Excelsior Paperback – Jul 2003
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The protagonist of the novel is Miles Cash, a super-wealthy industrialist who is determined to finance and build a major domed city in the desert, the first of hopefully many such refuges that can protect humanity from worsening climactic conditions and the vagaries of evil men. He holds a big meeting with potential investors in the fancy Reston Heaven hotel on the space station Excelsior, but the trip also has a personal agenda.Read more ›
This is not a novel to just be categorized into a specific genre, but rather shared with others, talked about for great conversations and speculation about the reality of such possibilities that are created within these pages. I'm sure we'll see this on the screen some day. I can hardly wait to see what Michael Paul brings us next!
I really enjoyed how the very detailed scientific stuff about bio-terrorism and space station technology flowed easily around more "human" stuff like the relationship issues between an odd threesome of reporters on the cloning story and the Miles' depth and passion as a human being.
Most interesting to me, though only a minor plot point, was Leena's participation in a "Goddess" oriented spiritual group of clones that was sweet and inspirational. This won't bog down male readers who may prefer the speedy pace of the narrative, but it will likely resonate with female readers because it's unexpected and gives the female lead another interesting dimension.
The afterward hints at a second novel which I greatly anticipate. This is a great read! Highly recommended.
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Michael Paul's gripping novel Excelsior is set in the year 2035. A deadly secret lurks aboard the space station Excelsior, and entrepreneur Miles Cash becomes entangled in a... Read morePublished on Dec 13 2003 by Midwest Book Review
Read this book and you may never look at a stunningly beautiful woman with the same eyes again. That's a good thing. Read morePublished on Nov. 19 2003 by Gerald Sindorf