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message 1: by Multivac (new)

Multivac | 6 comments In this book:
Somewhat post apocalyptic; humans have moved into floating (spherical) self contained cities to live above a layer of pollution. There are raiders who use old military jets equipped with laser to burn holes in the hulls of the cities. This is about a mother and daughter traveling together in a city and at some point they move to another floating city.
Other notable details:
There are sentient ball-lightning like creatures the daughter has a limited ability to communicate with.
The girls father is dead.
The cities are made by Goodyear, I believe.
People hang-glide in the updrafts.
The military ship harvests oceanic hydrogen to re-fuel.

message 2: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 42957 comments Mod
When did you read it?

message 3: by Multivac (new)

Multivac | 6 comments Probably 1998-2001, I believe it was YA.

message 4: by Rafi (new)

Rafi Snowden | 101 comments here's a list of books featuring floating cities:

message 5: by Multivac (new)

Multivac | 6 comments Wow, that was terribly relevant - I didn't imagine there was such a list.
Thank you!
I read all the descriptions - I'm afraid none of those were it. The cover featured a spherical city against clouds.

message 7: by Multivac (new)

Multivac | 6 comments Read that thread - no Native Americans in this one.
Searched around the threads using some keywords but no luck there.

message 8: by Multivac (new)

Multivac | 6 comments Tried 4chan and amazon > books and all the permutations I could think of (sky city, bubble city, floating city) and struck out.
Maybe they were called windrider cities? I struck out looking for that too - found some books with dragons but that's about all.

message 10: by Multivac (new)

Multivac | 6 comments The one I read was on Earth, only. No hits of life or colonization off Earth. Sadly that's not it either.
Thank you!

message 11: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 42957 comments Mod
Multivac, are you still looking for this?

message 12: by Ayshe (last edited Sep 29, 2016 01:09PM) (new)

Ayshe | 4450 comments Terrarium: Resurgence by Scott Russell Sanders?
With round-the-clock drugs, games, and eros parlors to entertain them and virtual weather to sustain them, humans live inside a global network of domed cities known collectively as "the Enclosure." Having poisoned the biosphere, we’ve had to close ourselves off from the Earth. The cities of the Enclosure are scattered around the globe on the land and sea, and are connected by a web of travel tubes, so no one needs to risk exposure. Health Patrollers police the boundaries of the Enclosure to keep the mutants and pollution out.

Phoenix Marshall decodes satellite images for a living. He has spent all 30 years of his life in Oregon City, afloat on the Pacific Ocean. He busies himself with work and various forms of recreation to keep boredom at bay. One morning he opens his door to find Teeg Passio. Teeg is the same age as Phoenix, but she’s different; she’s menacingly and enticingly wild. She grew up on the outside. Her mother oversaw the recycling of the old cities, and her father helped design the Enclosure. Teeg works maintenance, which allows her to travel outside the walls. When she introduces Phoenix to her crew, he is drawn into a high-tech conspiracy that may threaten everything he understands. Are humans really better off within the Enclosure? Is the Earth? Are Health Patrollers keeping us safe or just keeping us in?

Teeg seduces Phoenix out of his orderly life, enlisting him in a secret, political and sexual rebellion. Teeg and her co-conspirators, part mystics, part tech-wizards, dream of a life embedded in nature. Then one day, during a closely monitored repair mission on the outside, a typhoon offers the rebels a chance to escape the Enclosure and test their utopian dreams in the wilds.

The Engineer of Beasts is said to be set in the same world.

message 13: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 42957 comments Mod
Lobstergirl wrote: "Multivac, are you still looking for this?"

No response in 3 years. Moving to Abandoned.

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