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Pillar to the Sky

Author: Forstchen, William R.

Publisher: Tor Books


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Pillar to the Sky : <p><i>Pillar to the Sky </i>is a NASA-inspired work of fiction from William R. Forstchen, author of the <i>New York Times </i>bestseller, <i>One Second After </i></p><p>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: </p><p><b>Gary Morgan,</b> a renegade scientist ridiculed for his belief in a space elevator, or pillar to the sky;</p><p><b>Eva Morgan,</b> long obsessed with building a tower to supply cheap, limitless energy derived from the power of the sun;</p><p><b>Erich Rothenberg,</b> who labored to create the first rockets; and</p><p><b>Franklin Smith,</b> 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.</p><p> 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.</p>

Category   Subject
Fiction   Science Fiction
Fiction   Suspense
Fiction   Thrillers

ISBN 13:9780765369871
ISBN 10:0765369877
Size:7.52" l x 4.38" w x 1.50" h
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