|Wooden Spaceships, the (1988) [Novel]|
by Bob Shaw
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Series: Land and Overland
(From the publisher):
Twenty-four years have passed since Toller Maraquine led the population of Land to their sister planet of Overland. Somehow, those left behind have become immune to the deadly pterthacosis which caused the exodus, and their voracious ruler now lays claim to Overland.
Grudgingly put in charge of his planet's defence, Toller designs a front-line force of spaceships and satellites made of wood, which will engage the enemy fleet in the cold vastness of space, before the invaders can set foot upon Overland. As the war proceeds, a far more deadly, alien menace makes itself known, which will threaten the entire existence of Overland.
Original title: The Wooden Spaceships
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Technology→ Steampunk & Low Tech