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- DescriptionGary 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 vertigius 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 laboured 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 t be easy - a tumultuous struggle filled with violence and heroism, love and death, spellbinding beauty and heartbreaking betrayal. The stakes could t be higher. Humanity's salvation will hang in the balance.
- Author BiographyWILLIAM R. FORSTCHEN is the New York Times bestselling author of One Second After, among numerous other books in diverse subjects ranging from history to science fiction. Forstchen holds a Ph.D. in history from Purdue University, with specializations in military history and the history of technology. He is currently a faculty fellow and professor of history at Montreat College, near Asheville, North Carolina.
- Author(s)William R. Forstchen
- PublisherTor Books
- Date of Publication01/03/2014
- SubjectCrime, Thriller & Adventure
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintTor Books
- Out-of-print date09/09/2015
- Weight581 g
- Width156 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine28 mm
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