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WILLIAM 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.
For anyone interested in the elevator concept they are better off finding a review article and reading the Clarke book.
Science fiction is always enhanced when the reader understands that it might be science fact in their lifetime. i highly recommend this book.
Good story line; way too much redundancy; author repeated phases thoughout the book which became pridictable and very boring.
I liked his last book. This one was way too techie for me. It was awkward with tons of exposition and speechmaking for dialogue. Only the fascinating premise for the book works. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Jake
Forstchen made headlines in 2011 with One Second After, a huge best seller and a seat of your pants thriller. This book is no such an effort. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Doc
I haven't finished it yet but if you enjoy the idea of space and cleaner energy for this planet, you will enjoy this story!Published 26 days ago by Kathryn H. Atkinson
Interesting technology, but pretty smarmy. I like Forstchen more when he is doomier and gloomier, as in "One Second Later".Published 1 month ago by Jan Cornelius
Imaginative. Creative. Poetic. These words and others describe this book. It is lyrical in the same way that some of Arthur C Clarke's works were.Published 1 month ago by Old Sarge
I listened to the audio of this book. I wanted to read it because I try to keep up with science, on a layperson level, and had read about the possibility of a space elevator. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Joan N.
"Pillar To The Sky" by William Forstchen is a novel recommend by Dinesh D'Souza in his top seller "America. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sue
I found it dull and below what the arthor has done in the past. Very disappointing.Published 1 month ago by Ted A. Shelton