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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Tor Books
Publication date January 27, 2015
Pages 396
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780765334398
ISBN-10 0765334399
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 0.94 lbs.
Original list price $15.99
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

In One Second After, William R. Forstchen stunned readers with an all-too-plausible doomsday scenario. In Pillar to the Sky¸ he offers to answer another. Pandemic drought, skyrocketing oil prices, dwindling energy supplies, and wars of water scarcity threaten the planet.

Four people are key, but they are surrounded by enemies at every turn―oil-rich nations and the ruthless transnational petrol firms which feed off of them, corrupt but influential politicians and ideological fanatics who see the tower as an assault on God.

Eva Morgan―a brilliant and beautiful scientist of Ukrainian descent, she has had a lifelong obsession to build a pillar to the sky, a vertiginous tower which that would mine the power of the sun and supply humanity with cheap, limitless energy forever.

Gary Morgan―a man who has shared her quest from the beginning and struggled with her every step of the way. He sees the pillar as nothing less than earth's salvation and humanity's last chance.

Victoria―their fierce fiery daughter, she is as stunningly attractive and ferociously intelligent as her mother. To her, the project is life-or-death, and she will do anything to make it work.

Jason Fitzhugh―his passion for Victoria is as relentless as his dedication to her dream. He will risk life and court death for the pillar―and for the woman he loves.

Franklin Smith―a powerful, aging billionaire, who has risen from the poverty-stricken world of the segregated south to wealthy beyond dreams, is imbued with an overpowering vision . . . to save the human race from itself and to set the world on a course toward the stars. Seeing the pillar as his own personal destiny, he will spend every cent, pressure every friend, and destroy every opponent to make it a success.

Smith and the Morgan family are on a mission to build a pillar to the sky and to the stars beyond. But their foes will stop at nothing to topple the tower and profit off its wreckage―even if it means global war.



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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780765334381
 
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.
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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
Book cover for 9781482958423 Book cover for 9781482958430
 
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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