Twenty-third-century civilization is recovering from a decades-long anti-technology frenzy that has left the world underpopulated, the Moon and asteroids controlled by a Tibetan Zen Buddhist sect from a deep-space habitat called the Cuckoo's Nest, and interplanetary exploration in the hands of a few eccentric outcasts.
One such loner is archaeologist Prudence Odingo, who returns to Earth to report that she's recovered 100,000-year-old wheeled artifacts- from under the ice of the Jovian moon Callisto. Prudence is promptly arrested. But just as she's about to be convicted on criminal fraud charges, several extraordinary events suddenly validate her claims.
Original title: Wheelers
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction