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terriblysilly
09-13-2007, 10:37 PM
Hello!

When I was a young boy, I had a great book of all kinds of aviation fiction. It was almost completely science-fiction, but all written before 1940 - so, for example, in WW1 era airplanes, pilots would do battle against monsters of the sky, aliens, etc, or would use hot-air balloons to get to the moon -- that kind of thing!

I lost this book long ago, but would like to find it again, and other books of aviation fiction (whether science-fiction or realistic).

So I would ask the users of the forum to please recommend any books of aviation fiction, with a focus on short stories instead of novels.

Thank you!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

terriblysilly
09-13-2007, 10:37 PM
Hello!

When I was a young boy, I had a great book of all kinds of aviation fiction. It was almost completely science-fiction, but all written before 1940 - so, for example, in WW1 era airplanes, pilots would do battle against monsters of the sky, aliens, etc, or would use hot-air balloons to get to the moon -- that kind of thing!

I lost this book long ago, but would like to find it again, and other books of aviation fiction (whether science-fiction or realistic).

So I would ask the users of the forum to please recommend any books of aviation fiction, with a focus on short stories instead of novels.

Thank you!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

bigbossmalone
09-14-2007, 02:16 AM
I'm pretty keen on similar stuff, so if TS doesn't mind, I'll second his request.
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Fireball_
09-14-2007, 05:35 AM
Interestingly just the other day National Public Radio had a review of the books of an author named Derek Robinson who served in the Royal Air Force. His books include Goshawk Squadron, Damned Good Show, A Good, Clean Fight, and Piece of Cake. I had never heard of him, but the reviewer sure thought highly of him.

Here's a link to the review:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=14346307