It is 2010. In two years' time it will be the centennial of the sinking of the Titanic. Two of the world's most powerful corporations race to raise the vessel but there are other powers at work, and chaos theory comes into play as plans progress - and six preserved bodies are found. This novel incorporates two of Arthur C.Clarke's passions - deep sea exploration and future technology - in a fast-moving tale of mysetry and adventure. As operations proceed, the perfectly preserved body of a beautiful girl is found. She was not on the ship's passenger lists. The quest to uncover the secrets of the wreck and reclaim her becomes an obsession ...and for some, a fatal one.
Arthur C. Clarke was born in Minehead in 1917. During the Second World War he served as a radar instructor for the RAF, rising to the rank of flight lieutenant. After the war, he entered King's college, London taking, in 1948, his BSc in physics and mathematics with first class honours. One of the most respected of all science-fiction writers, he has won the Kalinga Prize, the Aviation Space-Writers' Prize and the Westinghouse Science Writing Prize, amongst many others. He also shared an Oscar nomination with Stanley Kubrick for the screenplay of 2001:A Space Odyssey, which was based on his story, The Sentinel. He has lived in Sri Lanka since 1956.