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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.
Amazingly well-written story that left me sobbing with hope.Published 2 days ago by Anna Ravenscroft
The clever ideas about creating a tower to launch ships into space and the consequences of such an idea frame an intriguing story. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Carol Orme-johnson
I really liked his first book 'one second after' but this one was very disjointed and not as well written as his first.Published 4 days ago by SW
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 11 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