The Space Elevator
There’s something hyper-real about a novel that starts with a diplomatic document. In the case of The Mirrored Heavens that document is a treaty that lays the political foundation for the book. Article VII of this treaty mentions Lagrangian points.
Pretend I didn’t just link to the wikipedia entry for Lagrangian points, because what I actually did was find the book shelf that has all my science non-fiction, and grab my copy of The Space Elevator. I haven’t read that from cover to cover. I have it as a reference. In case I ever want to write a story that involves space elevators.
I’m quite the giddy geek when I drink in some good science fiction and have the perfect reference book to chase it.