Check out Pillar to the Sky by William R. Forstchen, available February 11th from Tor Books!
Pandemic, drought, skyrocketing oil prices, dwindling energy supplies and wars of water scarcity threaten the planet.
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. His wife Eva, also a scientist, wishes to use the tower to mine the power of the sun and supply humanity with cheap, limitless energy forever.
The Goddard Space Flight Center’s enormous army of scientists, engineers and astronauts will design, machine, and build the space elevator. They will fight endless battles and overcome countless obstacles every step of the way.
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.