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"What Goes Up"

by Joelle Presby

The Space Elevator Is Wonderful! Unless...
you are a rocket genius just trying to survive . A DABARE prequel story.
# Sci-Fi
# Multicultural
# Space

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An exclusive prequel story to THE DABARE SNAKE LAUNCHER. Praise for The Dabare Snake Launcher "Joelle Presby's novel is a fascinating fictional look behind the scenes of the construction of the world's first space elevator in a near-future version of Africa that has enough grounded elements to be thoroughly believable . . . The story maintains a keen eye on the largely larger-than-life characters and respect for the business processes, customs, and beliefs of the people on the ground making things happen." —Wole Talabi, Locus Award–nominated author and editor of Africanfuturism: An Anthology "You guys should all be on the lookout for Joelle Presby's solo Baen novel THE DABARE SNAKE LAUNCHER. It is… remarkable. Just truly, truly remarkable."—David Weber, NYT Bestselling author of the Honorverse series "The Dabare Snake Launcher takes you on a journey of possibilities, an Africa foremost in groundbreaking technology and not focused on deprivation and poverty. Joelle's writing is nuanced . . . There's family drama . . . romance . . . and laugh-out-loud humour. Writing is vivid and the characters fascinating." —Hannah Onoguwe, author and poet Praise for Joelle Presby "Joelle Presby has a knack for engaging characters and plots that skillfully walk the line between science and storytelling." —Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, Nebula Award–winning and Hugo Award–nominated author and editor of The Year's Best African Speculative Fiction "Presby's prose is efficient and shows intricate knowledge of both engineering and engineering management considerations. This infuses the story with the sensibility of a techno-thriller without the usual breakneck action pace that can sometimes sacrifice character development . . . I am eager to see what Presby writes next." —Wole Talabi, Locus Award–nominated author and editor of Africanfuturism: An Anthology