Ascension

by Nicholas Binge is a science fiction thriller that follows a secretive expedition to the South Pacific. In 1991, a mountain appears mysteriously in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, and British scientist Harold Dunmore is sent to lead a team to investigate. There are sinister indications about the mission from the beginning, namely that the anonymous sponsors won’t reveal what happened to the previous team of scientists sent up the mountain. Soon members of the new expedition begin to act bizarrely, as time and space themselves seem suddenly fluid, and Harold begins experiencing hallucinatory memories. Told through Harold’s letters to his brother, Ben, the gripping saga of the expedition is filtered through the lens of its massive implications on the global climate. This is a fascinating speculative read!