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Nechasin
September 13th, 2011, 10:19 AM
I was recently playing a game called Glyder2 on my HP Touchpad and was reminded of a book that I read when I was in Junior High in the Mid 80's. It was about a group of people that flew with wings similar to a hang glider. I specifically remember them talking about riding thermals. I believe the main character went on a trip for some reason. The only thing I have been able to find online is about Windhaven. this is not the book that I remember.

mylinar
September 13th, 2011, 03:16 PM
I was recently playing a game called Glyder2 on my HP Touchpad and was reminded of a book that I read when I was in Junior High in the Mid 80's. It was about a group of people that flew with wings similar to a hang glider. I specifically remember them talking about riding thermals. I believe the main character went on a trip for some reason. The only thing I have been able to find online is about Windhaven. this is not the book that I remember.

There was a section of the one of the Mars trilogy books by Kim Stanley Robinson where the characters did this. I can't imagine that was it though because it would have been hard to forget Mars being the main focus of the story.

Nechasin
September 13th, 2011, 04:31 PM
It is not the Mars series Kim Stanley Robinson. It might be classified as a Fantasy book instead of Scifi. Should I cross post to that forum section or is that frowned upon?

Pennarin
September 13th, 2011, 05:13 PM
Bruce Sterling's Schismatrix is a one-book collection of short stories and novellas that has a mechanical hanglider on the cover and talks about it in the initial story. The first story in the lot is set in a cylindrical space habitat with low centrigugal gravity where powered flight is possible. There is lots of travelling in those stories.

ivanj
September 13th, 2011, 08:13 PM
Try 'The Storms of Windhaven' by Lisa Tuttle and George R R Martin.

Ropie
September 14th, 2011, 02:57 AM
;) ..........
the only thing i have been able to find online is about windhaven. This is not the book that i remember.

Triffid
September 23rd, 2011, 03:42 PM
The Years of the City by Frederick Pohl perhaps?

spidre409
March 2nd, 2012, 12:54 PM
Heinlein wrote a short story called "The Menace from Earth" where they fly with strap on wings in a dome on the moon.

Also Building Harlequin's Moon (Niven/Cooper) has characters that fly with similar contraptions

Teela Brown
March 11th, 2012, 08:17 PM
I was going to suggest Niven's The Integral Trees but I don't think that's the one you're looking for.

Aldroud
July 30th, 2012, 03:10 PM
Could it be 'The Unwound Way'?