Description : NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Winner!
Slingshot is a love story – about a man, a woman, another man, another woman, some gender bending…and a machine, the largest ever built.
Slingshot is a mystery – about a missing aviatrix, a conspiracy, a true-believer. Slingshot is an adventure – about following a dream, the ocean-deep, outer space. Slingshot is about constructing the first space launch-loop stretching 2,000 km between Baker and Jarvis Islands in the Equatorial Pacific. It's about high finance, intrigue, unlimited ambition, heroism, fanaticism, betrayal…and about opening space to the common person.
With a cast of 69, Slingshot takes you from Seattle's world financial district, to the ocean bottom at 5,000 meters off Baker Island, to the edge of space 80 km above. You play with dolphins and battle sharks. You fly and sail and dive, you work and play and love across the vast panorama of an Equatorial Pacific being put to leash to serve humanity's surge into outer space.
While its accurate science and precise engineering will appeal to hard science fiction buffs, Slingshot's major focus is the grand journey, the opening of outer space to the common person by men and women who loom larger than life as they work, play, and love.
Website : robertwilliscroft.com
About : Dr. Robert Williscroft is a retired submariner, diver, scientist, businessman, adventurer, author. He spent 22 months underwater, a year in the equatorial Pacific, 3 years in the Arctic, and a year at the Geographic South Pole conducting atmospheric research. He has appeared on dozens of radio talk shows, and nationally on the Michael Medved show, CNBC, and FOX News. He is the author of the Amazon bestseller Operation Ivy Bells, a semi-biographical Cold-war submarine espionage techno-thriller (2016 NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award & Shelf Unbound Notable Indie Book) (available in audio format with Mark Budwill), the first two books of The Starchild Series – The Starchild Compact (Amazon bestseller, the premise – Saturn's moon Iapetus is a derelict starship) and Slingshot (constructing the World's first space launch loop – recipient of the NABE Pinnacle Achievement Book Award for Science Fiction. Book was launched at the International Space Elevator Conference in Seattle) (just released in audio format with Trenton Bennett), the bestselling current affairs book, The Chicken Little Agenda: Debunking Expert's Lies, now in its 2nd printing, and the children's book, A Relativity Birthday Present, that teaches kids some of the esoteric concepts of relativity, and is endorsed by Dr. Frank Drake of the SETI Institute, who wrote the introduction.
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