Pillar to the sky: A Novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
2014
Language:
English
Description
"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"--
Also in this Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9780765334381
9781482958386
9781466810778
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 187aa577-cb0a-fed9-8e98-733fd5c39ecd
full_title pillar to the sky
author forstchen william r
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-08-19 01:41:20AM

Solr Details

_version_ 1576057607724990464
accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Gardner, Grover.
author Forstchen, William R.
author-letter Forstchen, William R.
author2 Gardner, Grover., hoopla digital.
author2-role Gardner, Grover.|Narrator, hoopla digital.
author_additional William R. Forstchen.
author_display Forstchen, William R
availability_toggle_catalog Available Now, Available Online, Entire Collection
available_at_catalog Wright Farms
bisac_subject FICTION / Science Fiction / General, FICTION / Thrillers / General, FICTION / Thrillers / Technological
callnumber-a PS3556.O7418
callnumber-first P - Language and Literature
callnumber-subject PS - American Literature
callnumber_sort_catalog FIC SF FORSTCHEN
date_added 2013-07-22T06:00:00Z
days_since_added 1488
detailed_location_catalog Wright Farms - Adult Fiction - Science Fiction
display_description "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"--
econtent_device Android, BlackBerry, Kindle, Kindle Fire, Mac, Windows, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
econtent_protection_type_catalog Always Available, Limited Access
econtent_source_catalog Hoopla, OverDrive
edition First edition., Unabridged.
format_boost 22
format_catalog Book, eAudiobook, eBook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, Books, eBook
genre Fiction, Science fiction, Suspense fiction
genre_facet Fiction, Science fiction, Suspense fiction
grouping_category book
id 187aa577-cb0a-fed9-8e98-733fd5c39ecd
isbn 9780765334381, 9781466810778, 9781482958386
item_details hoopla:MWT11054894||Online Hoopla Collection|Online Hoopla|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|Hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11054894||Available Online||||, ils:962670|1385951|Wright Farms - Adult Fiction - Science Fiction|FIC SF FORSTCHEN i|Book|Books|1|false|false|||||On Shelf||wf||, ils:962670|1385952|Wright Farms - Adult Fiction - Science Fiction|FIC SF FORSTCHEN o|Book|Books|1|false|false|||||Checked out||wf||, overdrive:da32c625-ed9d-4640-a835-e7a8ad2dbf7c|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,OverDrive Read,Kindle Book|Available Online||||
itype_catalog
language English
language_boost 10
language_boost_es 1
lc_subject Astronautics, Inventions, Power resources, Scientists
lexile_score -1
lib_boost_catalog 50
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog FIC SF FORSTCHEN i, FIC SF FORSTCHEN o
local_callnumber_exact_catalog FIC SF FORSTCHEN i, FIC SF FORSTCHEN o
local_callnumber_left_catalog FIC SF FORSTCHEN i, FIC SF FORSTCHEN o
local_days_since_added_catalog 1488
num_holdings 3
oclc 962670
owning_library_catalog All Anythink Libraries
owning_location_catalog Wright Farms
physical 1 online resource (1 audio file (15hr., 30 min.)) : digital., 396 pages ; 25 cm.
popularity 3
primary_isbn 9780765334381
publishDate 2014
publishDateSort 2014
publisher Blackstone Audio, Inc. ,, Tom Doherty Associates, Tor,
rating 2.5
rating_facet oneStar, twoStar
record_details hoopla:MWT11054894|eAudiobook|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Blackstone Audio, Inc. ,|2014.|1 online resource (1 audio file (15hr., 30 min.)) : digital., ils:962670|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Tor,|2014|396 pages ; 25 cm., overdrive:da32c625-ed9d-4640-a835-e7a8ad2dbf7c|eBook|eBook||English|Tom Doherty Associates|2014|
recordtype grouped_work
scope_has_related_records acpl, be, br, catalog, cc, ext, ng, pm, th, wf
scoping_details_catalog hoopla:MWT11054894||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|false||||, ils:962670|1385951|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:962670|1385952|Checked Out|Checked out|false|false|true|false|false|true||||, overdrive:da32c625-ed9d-4640-a835-e7a8ad2dbf7c|-1|Available Online|Available Online|false|true|true|false|false|false||||
subject_facet Astronautics -- Fiction, FICTION / Science Fiction / General, FICTION / Thrillers / General, FICTION / Thrillers / Technological, Inventions -- Fiction, Power resources -- Fiction, Science fiction, Scientists -- Fiction, Suspense fiction
target_audience Adult
target_audience_full Adult
title Pillar to the sky A Novel
title_display Pillar to the sky
title_full Pillar to the Sky A Novel, Pillar to the sky / William R. Forstchen, Pillar to the sky [electronic resource] / William R. Forstchen
title_short Pillar to the sky
title_sort pillar to the sky
title_sub A Novel
topic Astronautics Fiction, FICTION / Science Fiction / General, FICTION / Thrillers / General, FICTION / Thrillers / Technological, Fiction, Inventions Fiction, Power resources Fiction, Science Fiction, Scientists Fiction, Thriller
topic_facet Astronautics, Fiction, Inventions, Power resources, Science Fiction, Scientists, Thriller