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Pillar to the Sky | [William R. Forstchen]

Pillar to the Sky

Pandemic drought, skyrocketing oil prices, dwindling energy supplies, and wars of water scarcity threaten the planet. Only four people canprevent global chaos.
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Publisher's Summary

A towering epic to rank with Douglas Preston's Blasphemy and Michael Crichton's Prey

Pandemic drought, skyrocketing oil prices, dwindling energy supplies, and wars of water scarcity threaten the planet. Only four people can prevent global chaos.

Gary Morgan - a brilliant renegade scientist 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 that would mine the power of the sun and supply humanity with cheap, limitless energy forever.

Gunther Rothenberg - the ancient but revered rocket scientist who labored at Peenemünde with von Braun to create the first rockets and continued on to build those of today. A legend, he has mentored Gary and Eva 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; it will be 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.

©2014 William R. Forstchen (P)2014 Blackstone

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    "Nothing like One Second After but still good."

    This book is NOT anything like one second after so if you are expecting another post-apocalypse novel you'll be disappointed. However the story is still excellent. Lots of really interesting science "faction" more along the lines of Chriton's Jurassic Park, or Timeline.

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    Polly St George, UT, United States 04-07-14
    Polly St George, UT, United States 04-07-14 Member Since 2010
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    Would you try another book from William R. Forstchen and/or Grover Gardner?

    I have read Mr. Forstchen's books in the past and was anticipating another winner. Sadly, I couldn't even get past part 1. It sounded the same for the first 6 hours of the story. I found myself distracted and bored. Just couldn't bring myself to listen to part 2. Sorry, this one is going back!


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    Chris Pendergrass, GA, United States 02-26-14
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    "Exciting adventure to a possible future."
    What made the experience of listening to Pillar to the Sky the most enjoyable?

    Reminded me of what love about Michael Crighton books. A technical journey wrapped in a great story with lovable characters.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Frank Smith because Morgan Freeman is awesome. :)


    What does Grover Gardner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His accents are spot on.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Many parts


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