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Pandemic drought, skyrocketing
oil prices, dwindling energy supplies and wars of water scarcity
threaten the planet. Only four people can prevent global chaos.
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.
Eva Morgan—a brilliant and
beautiful scientist of Ukranian descent, she has had a lifelong
obsession to build a pillar to the sky, a vertiginous tower which would
mine the power of the sun and supply humanity with cheap, limitless
Erich Rothenberg—the ancient but
revered rocket-scientist who labored with von Braun to create the first
rockets and continued on to build those of today. A legend, he has
mentored Gary and Eva for two decades, nurturing and encouraging their
Franklin Smith—the eccentric
Silicon Valley billionaire who will champion their cause, wage war with
Congress and government bureaucracy and most important, finance their
The Goddard Space Flight
Center—the novel’s pre-eminent hero, it’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.