If you know of a LTA-related work of fiction,
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NY -- Paperback Library -- 1971
Novelization of film of same title.
Fenton Ash. By Airship to Ophir
London -- John F. Shaw -- [19??]
Ralph Henry Barbour. The Lost Dirigible
NY -- Appleton & Co.-- 1920
Joseph Byly. Gospel Blimp
Haverton, PA -- Windward Press -- 1960 LCCN: 60-53018
A preacher flies around spreading the news? Can someone describe
John Brosnan. War of the Sky Lords
London -- VGSF -- 1990 (The Sky Lords trilogy, vol.2)
Reprint; originally published - London: Gollancz; 1989
Edgar Rice Bouroughs. Tarzan at the Earth's
No. 13 in the Tarzan series features a trip to inner earth
via an opening in the north pole in a rigid airship that used
a vacuum instead of a lift gas.
Franklin W. Dixon. Castaways of the Stratosphere
New York -- Grosset & Dunlap -- 1935
Rowan Partridge. ZRS
ISBN 0-9639743-4-3 Softcover
A rigid airship in WWII in the Pacific.
Jose Farmer. Adventure of the Peerless Peer
Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson visiting Tarzan via airship.
Jose Farmer. Greatheart
The main character is a Zeppelin pilot and the final story
(of 3)can only be described as a Monty Python skit gone berserk
on a Zeppelin.
Jose Farmer. Dark Design
Also in the third Riverworld book, THE DARK DESIGN, most
of the book deals with building a zeppelin from the scarce materials
Ronald Florence. Zeppelin
NY -- Arbor House -- 1982
A few years before WW2, an American airship captain commands
the Graf Zeppelin from Rio to Berlin and back again in a tale
of adventure, intrigue, suspicion, romance, and excitement.
Accurate era and technical descriptions form the backdrop to
this gem of a novel. The best novel about Zeppelins I've read.
Yo! Cameron, Spielberg -- option this
one! -- John
Kipling, Rudyard. short stories: With the
Night Mail / As Easy as A.B.C.
William Le Queux. The Zeppelin Destroyer:
Being some Chapters of Secret History
London -- Hodder & Stoughton -- 1916
Hugh McAlister. The Flight of the Silver Ship:
Around the World aboard a Giant Dirigible
Akron, Ohio -- Saalfield -- c1930
Elsie McCutcheon. Summer of the Zeppelin
London -- Puffin -- 1984
Reprint; originally published - London: Dent; 1983.
Michael Moorcock. The Warlord of the Air
NY -- Daw Books -- 1971, 1978
A world where the airship rules instead of the airplane. Fictionally
proports to be a lost manuscript written in 1903 by Mr. Moorcock's
grandfather which he has published.
Oppel, Kenneth. Airborn (airship trilogy)
Firewing Productions -- 2004, ISBN 0-06-053180-0
Oppel, Kenneth. Skybreaker (airship trilogy)
NY -- Eos -- 2006, 0060532270
Oppel, Kenneth. Starclimber (airship trilogy)
NY -- HarperTeen -- 2008, 0060850574
Philip Pullman. The
NY -- Alfred A. Knopf -- 1996
The story takes place in a parallel universe to ours in which
the airship plays a significant role. Labeled a children's book,
it is more than that.
Gary Allen Ruse. A Game of Titans
London -- Sphere -- 1976, ISBN: 0722175388
A cold war story with a 25 million cf nuclear powered airship
(Air Force, but Navy designation would be ZRV)
Harry Turtledove & Richard Dreyfus. The
NY -- ? -- 1997
Alternative history in which the U.S. lost the Revolutionary
War and fleets of Zeppelins ply the sky on normal commercial
runs between Chicago and New York!
H. G. Wells. The War in the Air
A cataclysmic world war in which Germany attacks Britain and
manags to send a fleet of airships across the Atlantic and capture
New York nearly unimpeded.