Prometheus-Award-winning novelist, Victor Koman, who sicced a dying assassin on God in The Jehovah Contract and imploded the abortion controversy in
Solomon's Knife, now writes the epic novel of humanity's
next stage of evolution: the jump into Space.
Tammy Reis, NASA Space Shuttle commander, works for the
most highly funded, technologically advanced space program in
the world. So why do nightmares of the Challenger disaster
haunt her sleep? And why is NASA incapable of the stunning
successes it once achieved?
Gerry Cooper struggles in a tiny spacecraft design company
in the Mojave Desert. Who wants him stopped -- or dead?
Billionaire Laurence Poubelle wants to build his own orbital
X-15. Can his keen marketing skills overcome a nation hostile
to wealth and contemptuous of adventure?
When the great-great-great-great grand nephew of Davy Crockett
secretly builds a single-stage-to-orbit rocket in an abandoned
warehouse in the South Bronx, he blows the lid off the greatest
conspiracies in the history of humanity.
Tammy Reis -- stripped of her astronaut wings for refusing a
politician's orbital advances -- is recruited by the National
Security Agency to infiltrate the cadre of a super-rich
smuggler who plans to place an entire, pre-assembled space
station into orbit with one single launch. When she
discovers his secret plan, she faces an impossible
choice between duty to her government or freedom from her
"In case you, like others, have forgotten the
Future, Victor Koman remembers it. He grew up there and now,
with total recall, wakes us to jog our memories and rebirth
Tomorrow. Would that there were a dozen more writers like him, in
"An exciting, bracing look at a future some of us hope for, yet many fear. Hard-edged, tough-minded sf indeed!"
"The book of the month is a good novel by Victor Koman called Kings of the High Frontier. ... It kept me reading ..."
Jerry Pournelle, Byte Magazine
"The best science-fiction novel I've read in twenty years."
Richard Kyle, editor of Argosy Magazine
"This is a book that could not be suppressed. Unlike most of the books labeled science fiction today, Kings of the High Frontier takes the real world seriously ... but Victor Koman shows us that it's a world we can
shape to our liking and even make infinitely larger, if only each of us makes the choice."
--J. Neil Schulman, writer of the Twilight Zone episode
"Profile In Silver"
Victor Koman has twice won the Prometheus Award for his novels
The Jehovah Contract and Solomon's Knife, both
of which have also been sold in German editions. He is
also author of the "Spaceways" novels Jonuta Rising!
and The Carnadyne Horde writing as John Cleve with A.J. Offutt,
and his fiction and articles have appeared in Galaxy,
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, and New
Victor is also known as the man who organized the campaign which
saved "Old Red," one of the original design monorails at
Disneyland, which Disney saved from the scrap heap and put on a
He currently lives in Southern California with his wife and daughter.