A dark mystery has been buried beneath the sands of the Sahara desert since the beginning of time. In a basement in New Mexico, four poker buddies find reason to believe that a startling secret is out there. . .
These four amateur adventurers are about to uncover the key that could unlock the vast reaches of the universe.
A sudden burst of curiosity propels mild-mannered English professor Will and his three friends to the Sahara to excavate a site where radar has evidently detected trilithic stones hidden beneath the sand. There they stumble upon an ancient artifact that will change their lives, and the world, forever...a gateway between planets, linking Earth to distant worlds where they will discover wonders and terrors beyond imagining.
Jack Williamson, the dean of science fiction writers, weaves an exciting tale that takes the friends to the far corners of the universe. One leads an oppressed people to freedom. Another uncovers clues that could identify a long-dormant civilization of immortal beings. Now each traveler must play a crucial role in unraveling an ancient mystery, the solution to which may reveal the true origins of the human race.
If they can just survive their journeys back to Earth . . .
At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Tom Doherty Associates; June 2013
- ISBN 9781466848221
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- Title: The Stonehenge Gate
- Author: Jack Williamson
Imprint: Tor Books
In The Press
“I have no hesitation in placing Jack Williamson on a plane with two other American giants, Isaac Asimov and Robert Heinlein.” —Arthur C. Clarke
“This man can do anything.” —Frederik Pohl, author of Gateway
“This is indeed the work of a Grand Master of SF.” —Booklist on Terraforming Earth
“Sweeping, imaginative, and captivating; As good as, perhaps better than anything Williamson has written in his long and astonishing career.” —Kirkus on Terraforming Earth
About The Author
Jack Williamson (1908-2006) published his first short story in 1928 and produced entertaining, thought-provoking science fiction for the rest of his life. He is the author of Terraforming Earth, The Humanoids, and The Stonehenge Gate. The second person named Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America--the first was Robert A. Heinlein--Williamson was always in the forefront of the field, being the first to write fiction about genetic engineering (he invented the term), anti-matter, and other cutting-edge science. A renaissance man, Williamson was a master of fantasy and horror as well as science fiction. His many accolades included the Hugo, Nebula, Heinlein, and John. W. Campbell Memorial Awards, as well as Bram Stoker and World Fantasy Awards for lifetime achievement.