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The Ragged AstronautsTwo planets orbit each other, Land and Overland, and share a common atmosphere. Humans live in a feudal kind of society and there are no metals. The ptertha are floating balloon-y animals that can kill if they get near enough, but are no more than a pest, until they get more aggressive, and the fatal illness they cause gets more contagious. So humans migrate to Overland in a fleet of hot air balloons.
by Bob Shaw
Score: 8
Published: 1986
Read: August 12th 2014

Comments


John said

Very good. Great set-up, plot, and the characters not bad at all for 80s sci-fi!

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