Monday, July 18, 2011

Book Review of 'Slingshot' by Marc Douglas

Slingshot was written by Marc Douglas and published by EDGE Publishers in 2010. It is available for purchase at You can learn more about Marc by visiting his website at
As Earth’s resources dwindle to nothing and the human population continues to explode at an alarming rate, scientists are forced to look to the stars for an alternate planet to support human life. A long range telescope that uses pinpoint-light to search through the heavens, stumbles upon a planet that mirrors Earth’s atmosphere.
In a bold and technologically advanced move, scientists discover and use the ‘slingshot’ method to transport ships carrying humans to the planet for colonization. As two separate ships crash on the planet and are lost to Earth’s radars, all on board believe they are alone on this new world. But, soon the two colonies clash in a battle for land, power and life.
A deep, dark and riveting glimpse at what ‘could’ happen. Slingshot takes the reader to a dystopian society and all of its madness and drops them down, right in the center of the action. Marc Douglas has touched on the very worst and the very best parts of us as humans and he has done so with scary accuracy. Slingshot is a well written, rich story with a cast of characters you won’t soon forget. I am giving Slingshot a 5-spider rating. Fans of Dean Koontz will devour Slingshot like rare, literary candy!

CK Webb

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