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Oct 21st, 2007 at 9:35pm
 
heya! i'm interested in sling myths, legends, fictions, historical tales, ect ect. the only ones i know of are biblical stuff and the british fictional series redwall by brian jacques. if anyone knows of any other litrature to do with slings i'd be interested.  Cool thanks!
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Žęr węron ongemang eallra žisra rinca seofone hund manna ža že węron wineserhande, žara ęlc cuše weorpan stan mid lišere and ne misweorpan. &&&&16 ferses 20 heafodwearde Demena bec. (Judges 20:16)
 
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Reply #1 - Oct 22nd, 2007 at 5:37pm
 
Gawd, where to begin? Huh

  I guess the best thing to do is go over this site. There are all kinds of stories from myths and legends on here.
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Reply #2 - Nov 3rd, 2007 at 12:34pm
 
If ya have access to JSTOR there are a lot of historical stuff on the slings there, but ya have to dig though some stuff to get to them and be connected from a libabry that is a subscriber to their services.

But I agree with sling badgers start digging through the Project Golith and the General forums for a good chunk of what you are looking for. Or dig up ones that we haven't heard and post them here.

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axon50 wrote on Oct 21st, 2007 at 9:35pm:
heya! i'm interested in sling myths, legends, fictions, historical tales, ect ect. the only ones i know of are biblical stuff and the british fictional series redwall by brian jacques. if anyone knows of any other litrature to do with slings i'd be interested.  Cool thanks!

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Reply #3 - Nov 4th, 2007 at 2:32am
 
There are many novels with slinging in them.  Clan of the Cave Bear, The Rift War Saga, Lucifer's Hammer, just to name a few.
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Reply #4 - Nov 4th, 2007 at 2:36am
 
axon50 wrote on Oct 21st, 2007 at 9:35pm:
heya! i'm interested in sling myths, legends, fictions...

I mentioned this in another thread, but in case you don't spot it, and haven't already discovered the book yourself, IMHO the all-time description of sling combat in fiction is the duel in This Immortal by Roger Zelazny.
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Reply #5 - Nov 4th, 2007 at 3:24am
 
thanks for this info all. Smiley
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Žęr węron ongemang eallra žisra rinca seofone hund manna ža že węron wineserhande, žara ęlc cuše weorpan stan mid lišere and ne misweorpan. &&&&16 ferses 20 heafodwearde Demena bec. (Judges 20:16)
 
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Reply #6 - Nov 14th, 2007 at 9:29am
 
isn't lucifers hammer the jerry pournelle one with the big rock hitting earth ?
Or am I getting it confused with something else.

Certainly don't remember any slings in the pournelle one.
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Reply #7 - Nov 14th, 2007 at 11:57am
 
How do you think the big rock got sent towards the Earth? A big cosmic sling!
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Reply #8 - Nov 15th, 2007 at 8:40pm
 
At one point of the story they slung molatov cocktail at monsters.
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Reply #9 - Nov 16th, 2007 at 11:18am
 
nope don't remember that - but then I was never a fan of pournelle & niven together. So probably only read it the once and that many years ago.
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Reply #10 - Nov 18th, 2007 at 1:57am
 
i recently found a great book with something to do with slings called ancient medieval siege weapons, like i said, it's great. Grin
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