A farmer digs up the remains of a sailing vessel in a field. There has been no water there since the Ice Age and the sail is of a fabric unknown to human science. Excavations reveal some strange architecture and a sort of "stargate". The only way to find out where it goes is for someone to try it.
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SCIENCE FICTION ON A GRAND SCALE
Tom Lasker is about to have his life turned upside down. In the midst of his wheat fields two thousand miles from any ocean, he digs up the remains of a forty-two foot sailboat in near perfect condition. It's true the wheat fields had once been on the shoreline of a great inland sea, but that was ten thousand years ago, during the last Ice Age. Stranger still, the vessel is made form alien materials and bears on impossible atomic code.
When a subsequent discovery is made, a structure called the 'Roundhouse', the region becomes the focus of dangerous political conflict and self-seeking ambition, for the Roundhouse is revealed to be the doorway to another world…
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Book Description Harper 1996, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110006482287
Book Description Harpercollins Publishers, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0006482287