Airships was Re: [DWJ] More off-topicality

alayne at alayne at
Wed Apr 30 12:46:34 EDT 2008

You might really like some recent fantasy books by Canadian author Kenneth 
Oppel: Airborn, and its sequel, Skybreaker. They're both set in an 
alternate Victorian era where giant airships rule the sky. 

Airborn won the Governor-General's award for children's lit. Excellent 
books, and very readable and exciting.


On Wed, 30 Apr 2008, Roger Burton West wrote:

> As a child I read a book called _The Sky Riders_, which deals with
> stolen airships, an industrialist's beautiful daughter, Touaregs, and
> "there's things down there that don't _belong_ in the Natural History
> books". 1920s, I'd guess in retrospect.
> I'm just wondering whether anyone could tell me the author or any
> publication details.
> ObDWJ: well, none really. She doesn't seem to go in for airships much.

Alayne McGregor
alayne at

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so as to keep it out of as many things as possible." -- Sean O'Casey, "The Plough and the Stars", act 1

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