“We can’t return to Earth,” Larkin said. “There are seven hundred thousand of us. What are you going to do with us, Dr. Drake?”
Richard Drake didn’t take the Church of Lost Eden seriously — until that surviving 20th century cult gave him the chance to fulfil a lifelong dream.
His job is to transform a distant, hostile planet into a new human Eden. And he is provided with the resources, the time and the technology for the greatest engineering feat in human history.
But man does not live by bread alone — and water and free oxygen are not enough to keep the inhabitants of New Earth satisfied.
They want a Creator to worship.
And Richard is the top candidate for the job …
Ancient Heavens is an intriguing and thrilling story of terraforming and human vices in alien territory.
Praise for Robert E. Vardeman
“Fast action, unusual characters, and fun to read!” – Fred Saberhagen
“Without a doubt, Vardeman can write an exciting page-turner!” – MyShelf.com
Robert E. Vardeman (born 1947) is an American science author who has written over fifty science fiction, mystery, western and fantasy novels. As well as his main works he has written under eight pseudonyms, venturing into game tie-in works, Star Trek novels, and short fiction. After gaining a degree in physics, he began writing for fanzines, resulting in a nomination for the 1972 Hugo Award for the Best Fan Writer. On top of his writing, he is also one of the founders of Bubonicon, a New Mexico science fiction convention. His other works include Cenotaph Road, The Glass Warrior and Phantoms on the Wind.