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The Flying Cloud, R-505 by Paul Gazis

Set in a world of the 1920’s that might have been, this is a tale of airships, adventure, gallant gentlemen, and sultry island maidens. . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes weekly.
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Orphans of the Celestial Sea by Mark Fenger

In rescuing three young women from psychotic Draggers, Tom Cain lost two crewmates, his berth on the airship Myrmidon and he very nearly lost his life, but that’s just the beginning of his problems. The four teens recover the abandoned airship Hecate, and flee in her, only to find a stranger named Ishara is stowed away. Ishara has secrets . . .

A serialized novel, with no recent updates.
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Skies Unbroken by Michael L. Watson

Skies Unbroken is a serialized fantasy saga set in a world of endless skies, drifting isles, and continental plateaus rising above an impassable cloud floor. This is a world rebuilding in the wake of a grand empire’s collapse and the successor states’ failures. Airships of all kinds traverse these skies, crewed by all kinds of folk. But in the Northwest . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes weekly.
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Under Darkening Skies by Grey

Crisis is opportunity.

Finally released from the orphanage in which she grew up, and her slavery at the adjoining textile mill, Nell is adrift in a world she knows of only from hearsay and tales. Unwilling to return to the workhouse as an overseer, she seeks employment from the rulers of her squalid hamlet – the sorcerous nobles who rule from a spire . . .

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Zeppelins are What Dreams are Made of by Michal Wojcik

A Pulp Adventure in Three Parts

Follow the adventures of dimension-hopping bounty hunter Jennifer Asten as she cuts a bloody swathe of destruction across Earth 45, a world where Napoleon won the Battle of Waterloo and airships are a pervasive form of transportation. Includes ninjas, ballerinas, battle zeppelins, bureaucrats, automatons, giant armoured locomotives . . . and perhaps even a dash of romance. . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes thrice weekly.
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Yes, Your Highness by Oniwasabi

Welcome to a world of adventure and fantasy. A world powered by improbable steam engines, perpetual clockwork machines, and voltaic devices the likes of which would make Nikola Tesla proud! Welcome to a story set in a kingdom within this world, a small but powerful nation where airships sail the skies and the borders are patrolled by clockwork soldiers. A . . .

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THE FLYING CLOUD, R-505

Adventures in a Dirigible

By Linda Schoales, editor

Oct 8, 2009: “The Flying Cloud, R-505” is the story of the surviving members of the crew of His Majesty’s Airship “Flying Lady”. It’s 1926, but in this alternate reality dirigibles were developed instead of airplanes. After the “Flying Lady” is attacked over the Pacific by an airship flying false colours, the gallant crew work together to keep the remains of their airship aloft long enough to reach land.

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UNDER DARKENING SKIES

Airships, Magitech and Ghosts

By TanaNari, author of Price

Nov 16, 2015: More than solid story, although you will probably experience a lot of turbulence in the jump from arc 1 to arc 2 . . . it hurt my overall enjoyment, and while I’m still watching the story and recommending it, I wouldn’t be surprised if it costs readers. I had it pegged as a 4.5 before, dropping it to a 4 now. Still very good, but not amongst the top of the class.

Writing: 4

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