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.
Slingshot is a thrilling, compelling, science fiction novel that will take the reader on an epic, unforgettable journey. Slingshot is written in the best tradition of some of the worlds most renowned science fiction writers; it has a classic, effortless feel to it that made it a joy to read. As I read this book I did not want it to end, I was enchanted by the author’s incredible words from the first page, and this is all thanks to his addictive plot and extraordinary characters. That is why already I have to implore you lovely readers to read this book!
Slingshot is a hard science fiction novel, so the plot is in-depth and full of long, descriptive sentences. I have to say, I adore this! I love high science fiction and love intense science fiction novels because they are believable, the plot of the book may be out there, but because it is so in-depth, your mind starts to think it is real, as well as a possible. This is the power of the author’s words; Robert G. Williscroft is a rare talent because he manages to grab the reader’s attention effortlessly and quickly. The synopsis of Slingshot alone is flawless, the novel is the journey of the building of the machine which will change peoples lives, it is a gripping idea and very plausible if done correctly! I found the plot of this book to be captivating, it absorbed me very early on and I never once got bored. This again is all thanks to Williscroft and his great talent for writing science fiction!
The story of Slingshot is an incredibly, dynamic, piece of fiction that explores the possibility of space travel for everyone. It is a novel that requires your full imagination as it is a vivid, descriptive novel. As well as this book being full of intense, descriptive sci-fi, it is also a novel of greed, romance, and power. It is a unique novel because the book explores so many different themes but never once did the book become too much. Although the book may have long sentences, it is still a fast-paced novel that never once becomes stagnant. It is fast flowing continuously, and so Slingshot does make for a brilliant, science fiction novel!
Williscroft is an incredible author who has created a fantastic, brilliant story. Williscroft has invested an enormous amount of time into his novel because it is perfectly executed full of vibrant, descriptive scenes. I adored the multiple character narratives of this novel; I loved it in fact because they were compelling and sucked me in even further!
To summarize my thoughts on the incredible novel that is Slingshot; I would say if you are a reader who Is tired of reading lackluster science fiction novels then take a chance with Slingshot; because I promise you now that you will not be disappointed! It is a novel that has everything the reader would want in a read and so much more; it has spine-tingling good content, dynamic, memorable characters, a charismatic author that writes beautifully and wonderfully so and lastly it is an all-around, entertaining, unforgettable read! This book gets Five Stars!
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