The Ragged Astronauts

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Orion, Sep 29, 2011 - Fiction - 310 pages
4 Reviews
Land and Overland - twin worlds a few thousand miles apart. On Land, humanity faces a threat to its very survival - an airborne species, the ptertha, has declared war on humankind, and is actively hunting for victims. The only hope lies in migration. Through space to Overland. By balloon. The Ragged Astronauts - first volume in an epic adventure filled with memorable characters, intense action, engaging notions, exotic locales.

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Review: The Ragged Astronauts (Land and Overland Series #1)

User Review  - Pickle - Goodreads

a sci-fi/fantasy/steampunk book for adults with aliens, travel to alien planets, genocide, rape, murder and it was a cracking read. It made a welcome change for a steampunk book not to be set in victorian london with all the trappings... i now need to locate the follow-ups. Read full review

Review: The Ragged Astronauts (Land and Overland Series #1)

User Review  - Ryan McArthur - Goodreads

I loved this book, its so awesome, going between planets in balloons, and effectivly skydiving for days on end, its awesome. Read full review

About the author (2011)

Bob Shaw (1931 - 1996) Bob Shaw was born in Belfast in 1931. After working in engineering, aircraft design and journalism he became a full time writer in 1975. Among his novels are Orbitsville, A Wreath of Stars, The Ragged Astronauts and his best-known work Other Days, Other Eyes, based on the Nebula Award-nominated 'Light of Other Days', the story that made his reputation. Although his SF novels and stories were for the most part serious, Shaw was well-known in fannish circles for his sense of humour, and his witty 'Serious Scientific Talks' were a favourite of attendees at Eastercons. Bob Shaw won two Hugos and three BSFA Awards. He died in 1996.

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