Imagine an elevator to space, built in the late nineteenth century. Elevator of Tomorrow starts with a legendary scientist disappearing from London society, to be found in the Congo, secretly building a spidersilk tower to the moon. The young scientist who finds him is just what this project needs to reach new heights. But as the building continues and the science becomes more unsound, will the lead scientist give up on his vision, or devastate the Earth on his impossible climb to the moon? Witness our attempt to theorize a working elevator to space turn into the unanticipated sequel to Kate and Leopold.