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August 31st, 2012, 06:00 PM
hi guys.
a looong time ago i read a sci fi book ( i seem to remeber it being written by an japaniese or chienise auther but not sure) its main char is a teenage boy (young man) who lives on a giant ship, that gather knowage, its like a giant libery. i tink it was powered by a giantic solar sail or two.

i think it was not a mayor action book.

the boy meets a girl at one point i think.

it was a series....i think two or three books.

i think there was some type of hyporation going on, because i seem to remember them being kinda old and their journey taking a long time.

they were from earth im pretty sure.

hope some one can help me : )

thanks a lot guys


September 2nd, 2012, 12:22 AM
I think Jon Bing's The Chronicles of the Starship Alexandria are what you are looking for.

Azur: Planet of the Captains
Zalt: Planet of the Steamlords
Mizt: Planet of the Ghosts
Tanz: Planet of Riddles

He's Norwegian.

September 2nd, 2012, 06:59 AM
thank you so much : ) yes it seems to be that one....bing could be chiniese or japaniese : ) sadly it seems imposeble to find, so i can tread it again : ( but ill press on and see if i can find it.

thanks again

September 2nd, 2012, 12:28 PM

I understand the author is quite friendly. He may be able to help you. His faculty page (http://www.jus.uio.no/ifp/english/people/aca/jonb/index.html) has a contact email.

In addition, the Azur (http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?an=jon+bing&kn=azur) and Zalt (http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?an=jon+bing&kn=zalt) at least are on Abebooks at the moment... I'm sure if you check ever month or so you'll ultimately be able to get them all.