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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Tor Books
Publication date February 11, 2014
Pages 396
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780765334381
ISBN-10 0765334380
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.28 lbs.
Original list price $25.99
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From William Forstchen, the New York Times bestselling author of One Second After, comes Pillar to the Sky, 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 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.

Erich Rothenberg―the ancient but revered rocket-scientist who labored 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.

The Goddard Space Flight Center―the novel's pre-eminent hero, it's enormous army of scientists, engineers and astronauts will design, machine, and build the space elevator. They will fight endless battles and overcome countless obstacles every step of the way.

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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Hardcover
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from Tor Books (February 11, 2014)
9780765334381 | details & prices | 396 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.28 lbs | List price $25.99
About: From William Forstchen, the New York Times bestselling author of One Second After, comes Pillar to the Sky, a towering epic to rank with Douglas Preston's Blasphemy and Michael Crichton's Prey.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780765334398 Book cover for 9780765369871
 
from Tor Books (November 1, 2016)
9780765369871 | details & prices | 608 pages | 4.12 × 7.50 × 1.16 in. | List price $9.99
About: Pillar to the Sky is a NASA-inspired work of fiction from William R.
Reprint edition from Tor Books (January 27, 2015)
9780765334398 | details & prices | 396 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.94 lbs | List price $15.99
About: In One Second After, William R.
CD/Spoken Word
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With Grover Gardner (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (February 11, 2014)
9781482958423 | details & prices | 5.10 × 5.68 × 0.75 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $29.95
About: [MP3-CD audiobook format in Vinyl case.
With Grover Gardner (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (February 11, 2014)
9781482958430 | details & prices | 5.10 × 5.68 × 1.50 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $32.95
About: [Read by Grover Gardner]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.

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