Hunting for a 1990s scifi novel...
January 6, 2014 6:22 PM Subscribe
Around 1999/2000, I read a pair of interesting scifi paperbacks that I can't recall the names of. I keep thinking that the name of one of the books was "Spin," but that's not the right story at all.
- The main character is a scientist or university student, and he's part of a group that makes first contact with an alien.
- The alien is named "Wheeler," or something similar, and he wants to sell technology to Earth. He gives them teleportation devices as a "first one's free" kind of gift.
- The main character and his friend get rich, but realize that the technology is destroying Earth by bleeding off its angular momentum.
- They're unsuccessful in saving Earth, and the second book opens with (or shortly after) its destruction.