THE RAGGED ASTRONAUTS. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1986. Octavo, boards. First edition. "Two worlds are joined by a narrow funnel of air. Population pressures and a deteriorating environment cause some the inhabitants of 'Land' to make a heroic balloon journey to the mysterious 'Overland.' An ingenious narrative, nicely detailed." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 297. "Shaw has ... returned to his grave and good best form as a teller of full-bodied SF tales." - John Clute. First book of the "Land and Overland" series. 1987 Hugo nominee. Winner of the British Science Fiction Association Award, Novel, 1987. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-985. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#147820).
"First published in Great Britain 1986 ..." on copyright page.