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The Fugitive Worlds (Land and Overland Series #3)

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The grandson of the hero of "The Ragged Astronauts and The Wooden Spaceships" must find the reason why a crystalline disc is growing between the worlds of Land and Overland, and then try and stop it.
Mass Market Paperback, 254 pages
Published December 1990 by Baen (first published 1989)
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This is the third book of a trilogy (starting with The Ragged AstronautsThe Ragged Astronauts) and, although it can stand alone, it is probably best enjoyed in context.
The story begins on one of a pair of binary planets which share a common atmosphere, thus enabling travel in hot-air balloons between the two. When an airship and its crew go missing Toller Maraquine (the grandson of the hero of the first two books) sets off to rescue them. However he discovers the hour-glass-shaped area of atmosp
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Bob Shaw was born in Northern Ireland. After working in structural engineering, industrial public relations, and journalism he became a full time science fiction writer in 1975.

Shaw was noted for his originality and wit. He was two-time recipient (in 1979 and 1980) of the Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer. His short story Light of Other Days was a Hugo Award nominee in 1967, as was his novel The Rag
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Other Books in the Series

Land and Overland Series (3 books)
  • The Ragged Astronauts (Land and Overland Series, #1)
  • The Wooden Spaceships (Land and Overland Series, #2)

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