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Pillar to the Sky Hardcover – February 11, 2014
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“A riveting cautionary tale.” ―Booklist on One Second After
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“Good storytelling consists very simply of creating characters so believable that the reader forms a deep bond. Forstchen did such a damned fine job with One Second After that shortly after the first page, I had been reeled in hook, line, and sinker.” ―David Hagberg, New York Times bestselling author of The Expediter on One Second After
About the Author
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.
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Top Customer Reviews
I only hope we can pull it off!
After "One Second After", which I feel is the finest book he has written to date, "Pillar to the Sky" is truly outstanding!
Several pages into the book I found the main characters to be employees of Goddard Space Flight Center, which I am a retired contractor from. This book combines all things possible from the NASA space program, the private space program, and how they can and maybe should work together. The book covers our space program history without being a history lesson. It shows us how much NASA has played a part in our everyday lives, and how much many people, I'm sure, are unaware of.
As you read this remember - all things are possible.
"Pillar to the Sky" is not just a novel but, a dream for our future, a greater future, I am somewhat sure he was thinking of his daughter as he wrote this. If you have children think of them as you also read this.
This is a book of dreams, a book for dreamers towards our future, and a better future for our children and grandchildren.
I enjoyed this book as I have all of his books, I believe you will too but, don't take my word for it, read it yourself and see.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very good fiction piece. I enjoyed the technical content and the conceptsPublished 8 hours ago by Hawgryder1
Was blown away. I read Forstchen's first book, which was also a great read.Published 2 days ago by Erin S.
William Forstchen is a wonderful writer! His education in History-he's a professor of History-, as well as being a strong writer, helps him to pull off fiction as well as... Read morePublished 2 days ago by readnwrite
Good story. To bad it will never come true. Pacific Island nations are doomed to go under when the sea level rises. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Richard Schwartz
Like One Second After, I thought this story was a great fiction run, but close enough to real life to get you thinking. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Z
Loved this book. Science fiction based on science fact and a good story with good characters. Forstchen does his homework and tells a tale of what could be and how important the... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Toy Wood
Loved it. Wanted more and more. Descriptive terminology used jaded it very believable. Wonder if this is just fantasy. Maybe just maybe.Published 17 days ago by Randy Rose
An excellent read, where possible future technology enables access to space for anyone !Published 20 days ago by M. Peter James
I have been interested in the concept of a space elevator since I first heard of it years ago. This book takes that idea and runs with it in surprising ways. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Amazon Customer