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Willam R Forstchen

Pillar to the Sky (Excerpt)

, || 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.