Pillar to the Sky
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Pillar to the Sky

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Gary Morgan - a brilliant, renegade scientist is pilloried by the scientific community for his belief in a space elevator: a pillar to the sky, which he believes will make space flight fast, simple and affordable. Eva Morgan - a brilliant and beautiful scientist of Ukranian descent, she has had a lifelong obsession to build a pillar to the sky, a vertiginous tower which would mine the power of the sun and supply humanity with cheap, limitless energy forever. Gunther Rothenberg - the ancient but revered rocket-scientist who laboured at Peenemunda with von Braun to create the first rockets and continued on to build those of today. A legend, he has mentored Gary and Natalia for two decades, nurturing and encouraging their transcendent vision. Franklin Smith - the eccentric Silicon Valley billionaire who will champion their cause, wage war with Congress and government bureaucracy and most important, finance 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 will hang in the balance.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 165.1 x 236.22 x 35.56mm | 589.67g
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765334380
  • 9780765334381
  • 1,257,646

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Good storytelling consists very simply of creating characters so believable that the reader forms a deep bond. Forstchen did such a damned fine job with "One Second After" that shortly after the first page, I had been reeled in hook, line, and sinker.--David Hagberg, New York Times bestselling author of The Expediter on One Second After "A riveting cautionary tale." --Booklist on One Second After"An entertaining apocalyptic thriller." --Publishers Weekly on One Second After"Good storytelling consists very simply of creating characters so believable that the reader forms a deep bond. Forstchen did such a damned fine job with One Second After that shortly after the first page, I had been reeled in hook, line, and sinker." --David Hagberg, New York Times bestselling author of The Expediter on One Second After A riveting cautionary tale. Booklist on One Second After An entertaining apocalyptic thriller. Publishers Weekly on One Second After Good storytelling consists very simply of creating characters so believable that the reader forms a deep bond. Forstchen did such a damned fine job with One Second After that shortly after the first page, I had been reeled in hook, line, and sinker. David Hagberg, New York Times bestselling author of The Expediter on One Second After" A riveting cautionary tale. "Booklist on One Second After" An entertaining apocalyptic thriller. "Publishers Weekly on One Second After" Good storytelling consists very simply of creating characters so believable that the reader forms a deep bond. Forstchen did such a damned fine job with "One Second After" that shortly after the first page, I had been reeled in hook, line, and sinker. David Hagberg, New York Times bestselling author of The Expediter on One Second After"
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About William R. Forstchen

WILLIAM R. FORSTCHEN is the New York Times bestselling author of One Second After, among numerous other books in diverse subjects ranging from history to science fiction. Forstchen holds a Ph.D. in history from Purdue University, with specializations in military history and the history of technology. He is currently a faculty fellow and professor of history at Montreat College, near Asheville, North Carolina.
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