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The Ragged Astronauts

(1986)
(The first book in the Land and Overland series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book (nominee)
Hugo Best Novel (nominee)
British Fantasy Society Best Novel
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.

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"Bob Shaw is deft, original, and gripping." - Gregory Benford


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Used availability for Bob Shaw's The Ragged Astronauts

Hardback Editions

June 1987 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ragged Astronauts
Author(s): Bob Shaw
ISBN: 0-671-65644-9 / 978-0-671-65644-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Baen
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July 1986 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Ragged Astronauts
Author(s): Bob Shaw
ISBN: 0-575-03639-7 / 978-0-575-03639-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Paperback Editions

August 1987 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ragged Astronauts
Author(s): Bob Shaw
ISBN: 0-7088-8227-7 / 978-0-7088-8227-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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May 1988 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ragged Astronauts
Author(s): Bob Shaw
ISBN: 0-671-65405-5 / 978-0-671-65405-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Baen
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Kindle Editions

September 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Ragged Astronauts: Land and Overland Book 1
Author(s): Bob Shaw
Publisher: Gateway
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September 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Ragged Astronauts: Land and Overland Book 1
Author(s): Bob Shaw
Publisher: Gateway
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU