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Pillar to the sky / William R. Forstchen.

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Available copies

  • 6 copies at SC LENDS. (Show)
  • 2 copies at Dorchester County Library.

Current holds

0 current holds with 7 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Dorchester - Summerville Branch FIC FOR (Text) 30018004514036 Adult Fiction Available -
Dorchester - Summerville Branch FIC FOR (Text) 30018004573982 Adult New Books Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780765334381 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0765334380 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 396 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Tor Books, 2014.

Content descriptions

General Note: "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Summary, etc.: "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 Ukrainian 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. Gunther Rothenberg--the ancient but revered rocket-scientist who labored at Peenemunda with von Braun to create the first rockets and continued on to build those of today. A legend, he has mentored Gary and Natalia 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--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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: FICTION / Thrillers.
Scientists > Fiction.
Power resources > Fiction.
Inventions > Fiction.
Astronautics > Fiction.
Genre: Suspense fiction.
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