The Starchild Series

2 books in series
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Slingshot Summary

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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2015 Robert G Williscroft (P)2016 Robert G Williscroft
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  • Book 1

    • Slingshot

    • The Starchild Series, Book 1
    • By: Robert G. Williscroft
    • Narrated by: Trenton Bennett
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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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. It 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.

    Regular price: £24.19

  • Book 2

    • The Starchild Compact

    • Starchild Series, Book 2
    • By: Robert G. Williscroft
    • Narrated by: Trenton Bennett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

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    Regular price: £24.19