Pillar to the Sky

Pillar to the Sky

Paperback - 2014
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Pillar to the Sky is a NASA-inspired work of fiction from William R. Forstchen, author of the New York Times bestseller, One Second After

Skyrocketing oil prices, dwindling energy supplies, and a devastating drought which has led to wars over water threaten the planet. Four people strive to prevent global chaos:

Gary Morgan, a renegade scientist ridiculed for his belief in a space elevator, or pillar to the sky;

Eva Morgan, long obsessed with building a tower to supply cheap, limitless energy derived from the power of the sun;

Erich Rothenberg, who labored to create the first rockets; and

Franklin Smith, an eccentric Silicon Valley billionaire who champions their cause, wages war with Congress and government bureaucracy on their behalf, and, most important, finances their herculean undertaking.

This journey to the stars will not be easy--a tumultuous struggle filled with violence and heroism, love and death, spellbinding beauty and heartbreaking betrayal. The stakes could not be higher. Humanity's salvation hangs in the balance.

This edition of the book is the deluxe, tall rack mass market paperback.

Publisher: New York : TOR, c2014
ISBN: 9780765369871
0765369877
Branch Call Number: PAPERBACK
Characteristics: xiii, 553 pages ; 19 cm

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GoodFruit
Jun 28, 2016

One of my favorite authors. A real depiction about what life could look like. Highly recommend. He's just a great writer, even if you don't like the content, which I do.

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onysia
Nov 13, 2015

Excellent book, good science. Worth reading

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riscamj
Jul 05, 2014

I liked this book as I am a lover of space...it reminds me of sitting in front of the tv watching the Apollos etc from the 60's and he translates that feeling onto the page, so you feel like you are there. I also cried a few times. 5 stars from me.

walkingeagle Jun 07, 2014

This book is excellent!!! It written as if it was a personal experience. Full of emotional and intense heartfelt warmth. I actually cried 3 times while reading this. It reads as if it is a true story... Forstchen's true story. Excellent work!!! I'm buying the hardcover and adding it to my personal home library!!! I give it 5 star!!!

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