Slingshot

By Robert G. Williscroft

Sci-Fi | Paperback, Hardback, eBook, Audiobook


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.


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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 ...


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Retired submariner, diver, scientist, businessman, adventurer, author. 22 months underwater, a year in the equatorial Pacific, 3 years in the Arctic, a year at the Geographic South Pole. Appeared on dozens of regional radio talk shows, and nationally on the Michael Medved show, CNBC, and FOX News. Author of "Operation Ivy Bells," bestselling semi-biographical Cold-war novel, bestselling "The Starchild Compact" (premise – Saturn’s moon Iapetus is a derelict starship), "Slingshot" (constructing World’s first space launch loop), "Starman Jones -- A Relativity Birthday Present," teaches kids about relativity, endorsed by Dr. Frank Drake of the SETI Institute, who wrote the introduction.


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Retired submariner, diver, scientist, businessman, adventurer, author. 22 months underwater, a year in the equatorial Pacific, 3 years in the Arctic, a year at the Geographic South Pole. Appeared on dozens of regional radio talk shows, and nationally on the Michael Medved show, CNBC, and FOX News. Author of "Operation Ivy Bells," bestselling semi-biographical Cold-war novel, bestselling "The Starc...


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