Pillar to the Sky

Version: Unabridged
Author: William R. Forstchen
Narrator: Grover Gardner
Genres: Science Fiction, Thriller
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: February 2014
# of Units: 13 CDs
Length: 15 hours, 30 minutes
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A towering epic torank with Douglas Preston's Blasphemy and Michael Crichton's Prey
Pandemic drought, skyrocketing oil prices, dwindling energysupplies, and wars of water scarcity threaten the planet. Only four people canprevent global chaos.
Gary Morgan-a brilliant renegade scientist pilloried bythe scientific community for his belief in a space elevator: a pillar to thesky, 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 vertiginoustower that would mine the power of the sun and supply humanity with cheap,limitless energy forever.
Gunther Rothenberg-the ancient but revered rocket scientistwho labored at Peenemünde with von Braun to create the first rockets andcontinued on to build those of today. A legend, he has mentored Gary and Evafor two decades, nurturing and encouraging their transcendent vision.
Franklin Smith-the eccentric Silicon Valley billionaire whowill 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 atumultuous 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.

Author Details

Author Details

Forstchen, William R.

William R. Forstchen, author of several dozen books in the fields of science fiction, history, and historical fiction, resides in western North Carolina. He holds a Ph.D. in history from Purdue University and is a professor of history at Montreat College. His works include the coauthored, "New York Times" bestselling series Gettysburg, written with Newt Gingrich, the Lost Regiment series, and the award-winning "We Look Like Men of War", a novel based on his doctoral dissertation about an African American regiment in the Civil War. He spends most summers in Mongolia, doing archaeological and hi