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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.
It's an interesting story that has been offered in several scientific publications as possible. However this book leaves many unanswered questions and the reading public at a loss... Read morePublished 5 days ago by john t. clayton
This book is a glimpse of what I hope our future holds. It is about the politics, the science, and the personal battles likely to be involved in raising (or should I say lowering)... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michael E. Murray
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 1 month 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 1 month ago by Doc