Cover reveal! The Debare Snake Launcher by Joelle Presby.
When your name-twin has a new cover for her upcoming November release from Baen Books, you shout it to the rooftops!
So here is the AH-MAZING cover to The Debare Snake Launcher by Joelle Presby. Art by Kurt Miller.
About the Book
A RACE TO BUILD THE FIRST SPACE ELEVATOR IN AFRICA
New money, old tribes, and international megacorps race to build the first space elevator. With a little Dabare magic, it just might work!
The Sadous, a nouveau riche West African family, are handed a plum contract as repayment for a decades-old favor that could make them all rich—if the family doesn’t tear itself apart first.
Two engineer daughters of the Sadou family, Pascaline and Maurie, upon whom the burden of success rests, have troubles of their own. One wants nothing more than to leave and make her own name as an engineering prodigy, while the other is troubled by fever dreams and snakes.
Ethan Schmidt-Li is an ambitious megacorp executive with eyes on a big promotion — only to get more than he bargained for when put in charge of the company’s make or break project.
Endeley Adamou is the powerful nephew of a Bakweri chieftain walking the fine line between modernization and tribal tradition.
These are some of the people that Tchami “Chummy” Fabrice has brought together to an ambitious end—constructing the world’s first space elevator in Africa and ensuring the space industry that it catapults will enrich the continent and all involved. They have the carbon nanofiber, prime land around Kilimanjaro, and a captured rock in orbit for the tether.
The hard part will be getting all these different people working together long enough to see it built.
About the Author
Joelle Presby has the best first name ever and also lives in the best state, Ohio. The fact that there are two Joelles who write fantasy in the greater Cleveland area is strange, but we’ve come to love it. 🙂
One of the things I learned about Joelle P is that she lived in Cameroon for years while growing up, so writing from this particular African perspective is something that comes naturally. She is also super smart. She went to the Naval Academy and has advanced degrees in things she can’t tell us about but have to do with the math of surface-to-air warfare and finding things underwater.
Learn more here.