The diary of Silas Volante is a story told from the perspective of Silas Volante, a full-time racing spaceship pilot who competes in the prestigious Formula X Galactic Championship, the top branch of motorsport of the time. Think of Formula One but with spaceships and you won’t be far off!
Imagine, for a moment, that people could create spaceships that could get us to planet Mars in a reasonable time scale. Then just imagine if some people decided to tune up these spaceships, to make them specialised racing machines, capable of tremendous speed and performance.
Welcome to Formula X, the top branch of motorsport in the 24th century.
Join Silas Volante in the pilot seat of his fire-breathing Japan Racing Formula X racing machine as he competes in the manic, adrenaline-fuelled, thrilling and downright most dangerous sport ever conceived by humans. Read about his life as a professional racing pilot, including notes on testing, meeting with engineers, fitness regimes, and of course, getting strapped into the cockpit for a Formula X race. Feel the vibrations of a massively tuned solar power engine, imagine the loudness of such a thing, capable of propelling this incredible monster machine to huge speeds to cover a lap of Earth in just five minutes. So, sit back, take a deep breath, and let Silas Volante show you what it takes to be a top spaceship racer as he attempts to win the Galactic Championship. Sick bags optional!
Featuring fantastic illustrations of racing scenes by Mike Wood.