Ascending is a science fiction novel by the Canadian writer James Alan Gardner, published in 2001 by HarperCollins Publishers under its various imprints. It is the fifth novel in Gardner's "League of Peoples" series. It is a direct sequel to the first novel in the series, Expendable, in that it picks up the dual story of Festina Ramos, Explorer turned admiral, and the transparent glass woman Oar, where the earlier novel left off.
Famous quotes containing the word ascending:
“The true thrift is always to spend on the higher plane; to invest and invest, with keener avarice, that he may spend in spiritual creation, and not in augmenting animal existence. Nor is the man enriched, in repeating the old experiments of animal sensation; nor unless through new powers and ascending pleasures he knows himself by the actual experience of higher good to be already on the way to the highest.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“Life seems to be an experience in ascending and descending. You think youre beginning to live for a single aimfor self-development, or the discovery of cosmic truthswhen all youre really doing is to move from place to place as if devoted primarily to real estate.”
—Margaret Anderson (18861973)
“To do good is like ascending a mountain; to do evil as easy as following an avalanche.”