Everest Rising by M.D. Kambic

Science thriller with metaphysical elements

Media coverage

Hamilton News, December 16, 2016 Article as pdf

A mechanism buried since the beginning of time is about to alter the landscape of the future.

In Vancouver, an earth science firm announces the ability to replicate every known mineral on the planet.

In Switzerland, a seismologist notes a disconcerting anomaly seventy miles below the Earth’s crust.

In Nepal, the world’s highest mountain is growing.

Geophysicist James Von Kamburg leads a crack team of scientists to the Himalayas to decipher an escalating series of portentous signs: frozen glaciers are melting, plants spawn from rock, and leopards move in herds.

A mystical vision at a Buddhist monastery on the mountain forces Von Kamburg to consider science beyond anything imaginable, and to question the need for drastic action.

Jared Griffon, Von Kamburg’s brilliant former student turned rival, arrives in Nepal with no such scruples.

Everest is rising.
A cataclysm begins.


“Pregnant thoughts on a visionary storyline” by Matt D. Kambic. Visionary Fiction Alliance, April 24, 2017

Author Events:

Stanza Ten Literary Salon, 7 PM, Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at The Meteor Theater, Hamilton, New Zealand

Quickfire Writers’ Festival, 6 PM-9 PM, Friday, December 16, 2016 at Wallace Gallery, Morrinsville, New Zealand

Give me good ‘speculative’ fiction, like Harlan Ellison or The Twilight Zone, any day. I would say Everest Rising falls into this category. Kambic is a damned good writer and has obviously done his homework. In short, I liked it a lot.

John Harper, PhD

Pennsylvania Geological Survey, retired

Everest Rising is a compelling read from the very first page. The book is more than just a sci-fi thriller; it explores our relationships to others and to the earth itself. Questions spin in one’s head after the final page–what is our responsibility to the earth? Can it be simply defined? I think the concept for the novel is brilliant.

Pete Niederberger

International civil engineer and author, In My Father's Steps

The plot led me on at a fast pace–a great thriller. The mix of science and philosophy worked. It also evoked memories of the Khumbu region, where I have traveled myself and seen the wonders of Everest. The author did a good job of revealing the character of the Nepalese in the story. I recommend this book.

Liz Wedderburn, PhD

Glasgow University, Faculty of Science

I admire the devotion to all things environmental and the clear messages put forth. The characters are well developed as are the overlapping complexities about our challenges regarding technology, profit and human ambitions. Everest Rising features a concept that is unique. I truly enjoyed it.

Randy Gaul

Co-creator, Production Designer - Zeke the Odd, the Next Great Maker movie

Everest Rising is a tour-de-force– dazzling, thought-provoking, and packed with a kaleidoscope of brilliant images. Matt Kambic has produced a modern classic, certain to keep readers on the edge of their seats. His dramatic writing and keen storytelling skills are as potent as the secrets that burst forth from the book’s pages.

Ken Gormley

NYT bestselling author and educator

Shades of Jurassic Park… Matt Kambic combines lean prose, vividly imagined characters, and a dramatic Himalayan setting to render a story that is as thought-provoking as it is gripping. If you care about the possibilities inherent in this Earth as much as the author does, you owe yourself this fast-paced yet philosophically astute read.

Ben Wecht

Forensic science educator and co-author Cause of Death and Grave Secrets


About the Author


M.D. (Matt) Kambic

M.D. (Matt) Kambic


Matt Kambic hails originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He currently resides in Middle Earth, a half-hour from Hobbiton in Hamilton, New Zealand.

Matt has served as a creative writer, content developer, art director, and executive producer for a portfolio of commercial and academic clients. His work has been featured on television (The Magic Woods), in Disney games (MathQuest with Aladdin), and as a gigantic mural of a WWII “Ghost Bomber” on the side of a Pittsburgh museum (The Heinz History Center). He has also done work for Carnegie Mellon University, Duquesne University, Robomatter, The National Robotics Engineering Center, Kennywood Amusement Park, The National Scenic Visitors Center, and Pittsburgh Filmmakers.

He is an accomplished illustrator and occasional musician.

Everest Rising is Matt’s first published novel. He is currently at work on two novels, the science thriller Tacoma Narrows, and a fantasy, The Three Green Sisters.

Find out more about Matt at his website: www.mdkambic.com.

Book Details

Publication date: November 2016
FIC028010 FICTION | Science Fiction | Adventure
FIC036000 FICTION | Thrillers | Technological
FIC039000 FICTION | Visionary & Metaphysical

Trade paperback | ISBN 978-1-940419-13-8 | 340 pages $12.99
Ebook | ISBN 978-1-940419-14-5 $3.99

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