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tigger16
June 28th, 2011, 12:49 PM
This story was about a group of young people who lived on a planet where the gravity (atmosphere?) allowed a semblance of flight using artificial wings. They would strap these things on and jump from cliffs. I remember a passage refferring to how they would let themselves fall and then snap open the struts at the last minute. I believe the story centered more on the relationships, with the wings provided as the SF "hook". The story was either part of a book of short stories or anthology magazine from the 70s or 80s.
Thanks in advance.

Jim diGriz
June 28th, 2011, 03:38 PM
Sounds very much like Heinlein's "The Menace from Earth", which is actually set on the Moon. It was published in the collection of the same name, as well as the Past Through Tomorrow collection, but can also be read for free at Baen's website
http://www.webscription.net/chapters/0743498747/0743498747___2.htm

ivanj
June 28th, 2011, 06:18 PM
Try the Windhaven story by George R R Martin. see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/windhaven

tigger16
June 29th, 2011, 01:10 PM
Thank you for the quick reply, Jim. It is not "The Menace from Earth", but I followed your link and that looks like an interesting story similar to the one I was looking for.

tigger16
June 29th, 2011, 01:14 PM
Try the Windhaven story by George R R Martin. see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/windhaven

Yes! That is most definitely the story. Apparently, it is a compilation of short stories made into a novel. I must have come across one part of it at some point. I did find the complete novel for sale and I will be buying it.
Thanks a bunch!