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Sphinx Daybreak by [Franson, Robert Wilfred]
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Length: 612 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Page Flip: Enabled
Language: English

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Before the Wright Brothers opened the era of mechanical, powered flight in 1903, the daytime skies above the Earth were populous and busy. In the Middle Air were hidden the vast sunny cloudland of the Walking-Deck and smaller cloud-isles like Athenaeum and Swan, inhabited by humans since the fall of Troy and by aircats longer than that. In the Lower Air was the gossamer swirl of Springfolden, inhabited for long millennia by the more-or-less intelligent etherine vortices whom men called djinn.

Yet in the Nineteenth Century, volcanic turbulence disintegrated Springfolden and later burnt the Walking-Deck. In 1904, the long-lived Luftmenschen — both humans and aircats — were coming to terms with the wreckage of their comfortable way of life; as the djinn in their own way were as well.

Hendrik Rheinallt, a veteran in his youth of the New Model Army in the English Civil War, was a leader in redefining and redirecting the Luftmensch philosophy of life and action. His aircat friend Arahant and other colleagues and allies were one by one regaining optimism and energy — but so were the hostile djinn.

Strange new lands and spaces beckoned — new kinds of lands and spaces. Then the Sphinx (no, not that one) awakened her dreams from caged sleep, and began re-forming loyalties.

In summation:

A secret history;
a philosophical adventure;
a flight of the imagination —
with exotic humans, aircats, & djinn,
on a stage as vast as the sky,
and beyond — in strange directions.

Sphinx Daybreak is an Overflight novel: science fiction (or fantasy, if you prefer).

225,000 words.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1078 KB
  • Print Length: 612 pages
  • Publisher: Franson Publications (12 September 2018)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07HBDR57V
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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