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The Flying Cloud, R-505 by Paul Gazis

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Rated 7.05 out of 10 Statistics

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Genre: Adventure / Sci-Fi

Audience: Everyone

Updated: Weekly

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Occasional Violence

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Overall Rating: 7.051

Average Rating: 1 (Guests), 7.67 (Members)

Ranking: #135

Rating Count: 2 (0 Guests, 3 members)

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Synopsis

"Airships, adventure, and sultry island maidens"

It is a world much like our own, except that the Great War ended in 1916. With the forcing ground of military need removed, aircraft development took a different path from the one it followed in our world, and effort that might have been wasted on developing glamorous but impractical aeroplanes was spent perfecting the far more capable airships. As the 1920’s drew to a close, the world was at peace, linked by fleets of mighty lighter-than-air vessels from dozens of nations. But in the far corners of the Pacific, something strange is afoot.

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"A Gem of a Story"

Rating: 8 / 10

I was drawn to this listing because of the title . . . and because, let’s face it, airships are awesome. I kept reading (currently up to ch.18) because, while the airships continued to be awesome, the writing is equally excellent.

In yet another example of a great hook, the story opens with an airship crew (our protagonists), struggling to stay alive as their decimated airship begins to…Read More

"Fun times, straight ahead!"

Rating: 8 / 10

This is an engaging, quick paced action-adventure tale set in an alt-history just post WWI. The major difference in this alt-history is that dirigibles and other forms of flying (one character keeps a hang glider handy) were never replaced by the airplane. Airship fans, eat your hearts out.

The story follows the crew of a British military airship after their original dirigible is wrecked…Read More

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