This one is near and dear to my heart - and really something I would classify as gay science fiction rather than m/m romance. Have a listen and then check below for the gorgeous cover, buy links and some info about space elevators.
By: Freddy MacKay
Cover art by Freddy MacKay
Published By: Mischief Corner Books LLC
Published: Jun 07, 2014
Barnes and Noble
One terrorist blast changed Master Tobias Zimmer's entire existence, relegating him to being nothing more than just a "Coppies" because of the metal replacing his flesh. As the once future Shogun of moon colony Orion 1, he now idles his time away keeping tabs on the Loyalists while his father and brother broker negotiations with the Earth Consortium.
A confrontation with his childhood enemy, Dr. Thorsten Nordenfelt, sets into motion events that cannot be undone and puts Tobias's sheltered heart at the center of the colony's attempts to free itself from the repressive Earth's rule.
This is a piece of technology that's been tossed about for many years. Why? Because having a stable, reusable way to leave the Earth's gravity well and to return again would be an incredible cost saving and would open up space exploration like never before. It's long felt like a pipe dream, simply because we haven't had the right materials. Now, though, it looks like we do:
Japanese Company Plans Space Elevator by 2050
Space Elevator Closer to Liftoff with New Cable
Exciting times! You many want to find something to hold onto ;)