Take to the skies with the scrappy crew of the airship Quin Zaza, as they hunt the fantastical giants that rule their world... DRAGONS! SWARM OF DRAGONS After departing Quon to continue her journey through the skies to the next port, the airship Quin Zaza encounters a herd of small dragons--an aerial treasure trove for a ship low on food stores! The crew scrambles to the hunt, but amidst the chaos, Takita falls overboard. Barely surviving the dizzying fall, Takita opens her eyes to see a baby dragon...and a huge, hungry cat...
Tom Swift and His Aerial Warship, volume 18 in the Tom Swift series, finds our hero building an airship - but not just any airship: this is a battleship of the air, complete with cannons, bombs, and able to stay in the air for at least two weeks on a single tank of gas. Remeber that this book was written just prior to World War I, and although Europe was embroiled in a war, the United States was uncommitted. You can imagine how handy this battleship of the air would be to the warning nations. It is no surprise that the Swift shops are soon infested with spies and evildoers bent on stealing Tom's ideas, and even better yet, his airship. Will the forces of evil steal Tom's airship and his ideas? Tune in and find out. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Michaels. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/000092/bk_mike_000092_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Clippers of the Clouds In the early 20th century, German count Ferdinand von Zeppelin pioneered the creation of rigid, lighter-than-air craft capable of long-distance flights. During World War I, they were adapted for military use as long-range bombers wreaking havoc upon Great Britain from their lofty positions high above the clouds, where fixed-winged fighters could not reach them. After the war zeppelins became pleasure ships utilized in luxury trans-Atlantic flights and were highly popular. The golden era of the airship was the 1930s - the period of the pulps - and it is no surprise their romantic images would inspire pulp writers of the time. The original monthly Zeppelin Stories was produced solely to highlight these magnificent flying machines in exciting, colorful, and fast-paced adventures. Now, Airship 27 Productions, itself bearing the image of these high-flying cruisers, launches a brand-new series devoted to airships. In this debut volume, you will thrill to the exploits of Jim Beard's new hero, Tracer Talbot, as he encounters a mysterious pirate airship and her crew. While writer I.A. Watson sets off on an aerial adventure aboard an experimental zeppelin built to explore the skies of an alien dimension. Join us as Airship 27's Zeppelin Tales, Volume One soars into the stratosphere of the imagination on this, its maiden flight. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Kern. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055768/bk_acx0_055768_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jasmine and Thyme Hawke are sisters and US Secret Service agents. While investigating what appears to be a simple train robbery along the troubled US/Mexican border, they uncover clues that suggest a larger conspiracy is afoot. An unknown force has discovered the resting place of a long-lost Confederate airship named Zeus. The Hawke Girls know that the aerial monstrosity carried the most powerful weapon ever built, a technology that has never been duplicated and if it falls in to the wrong hands could change the world. Plagued with guilt over their mother's death, Jasmine struggles to keep herself focused on the mission, while her inexperienced younger sister is forced to come to terms with the difficulties of her first mission and her first taste of love. Braving running gun battles, mechanized battlesuits, and aerial warships, the Hawke Girls travel from the American southwest to Cuba, and finally, to the jungles of southern Mexico, but will they find Zeus first or be forced to battle an enemy that wields the power of the gods? 1. Language: English. Narrator: JC Brazil, Saul Goode. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063077/bk_acx0_063077_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
July, 1926 finds ace pilot Jack McGraw and scientist Dorothy “Doc” Starr, hot on the trail of evil agents murdering prominent captains of industry - a trail that leads them to face an old enemy they thought vanquished. With the backing of Thomas Edison's A.E.G.I.S. foundation, Jack and Doc use their light reconnaissance airship Daedalus to travel to the Himalayas, where a deeper mystery unfolds. Together with their crewmates, suave English radioman Edward “Duke” Willis, curmudgeonly Bronx mechanic Carl “Rivets” Holloway and laconic Cherokee sharpshooter Charlie “Deadeye” Dalton, they delve into local customs and ancient lore surrounding the “Eye of the World”, a hidden kingdom in the heart of the mountains known as Shambala, where the only antidote to the world's deadliest poison still grows wild. Based on the Airship Daedalus retro pulp comic strip by Todd Downing and Brian Beardsley, Assassins of the Lost Kingdom is the first novel from author E.J. Blaine, who brings the fun and excitement of classic adventure stories to the fore. Mobsters, mad science, secret societies, occult threats, and lost worlds meet globe-trotting, sky-high aerial adventure and two-fisted heroism, like the pulp novels of old! "Airship Daedalus: Assassins of the Lost Kingdom has everything you'd hope for in a pulp adventure. Crafted in the mold of its predecessors from the 1920s, the book has a bit of everything. Adventure, intrigue, danger - and most of all, atmosphere. I'd recommend it to fans looking for hints of late-era steampunk, 1920s pulp adventures, Indiana Jones, or just people looking for a fun, fast adventure." (Jeffrey Cook, author of the Dawn of Steam Trilogy) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Luke Amundson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/157806/bk_acx0_157806_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sage Basmon and the other rookie crew members of the airship Artemis know the risks of their occupation all too well. But long after a global catastrophe floods most of the Earth’s surface, the job of running munitions and supplies between surviving settlements is too lucrative to turn down. Though larger merchant zeppelins often garrison their own aerial fleets, their full cargo holds make them tempting targets for fringe factions along the Appalachian Spine.While engaged in a deadly game of cat and mouse with a suspiciously determined band of pirates, matters are made worse when the Artemis receives word of entire cities disappearing one by one to the South. As the marauders close in, Sage and the rest of his crew must decide whether to cut their losses and sail for shelter, or to stake their patch in the sky and end the pursuit once and for all. Whichever they choose, if the crew of Artemis continues to ignore the mysterious threat from the South, there may be no shelter left to run to. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexander Stravinski. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/160413/bk_acx0_160413_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
April, 1925 finds ace pilot Jack McGraw fleeing hostile fighter planes and a mysterious zeppelin over the skies of New Jersey. Then a woman from his past invites him to dinner at Thomas Edison’s home and drafts him into the A.E.G.I.S. foundation.And that’s just Monday.Jack’s mission is to fly an experimental aircraft and lead a crew consisting of his comrades from the Great War against a well-funded secret society bent on pillaging history’s great treasures and amassing dangerous power.Together with their crewmates, Jack McGraw and Dorothy “Doc” Starr encounter sky pirates, Haitian voodoo, terrifying creatures of the deep, an Amazon tree-city, rocket zombies, and an ancient temple where Aleister Crowley attempts to open a dimensional portal and summon a bloodthirsty demon!Based on the Airship Daedalus comic strip by Todd Downing and Brian Beardsley, A Shield Against the Darkness is the origin story of the Daedalus crew and a prequel to Assassins of the Lost Kingdom by E.J. Blaine.It’s a retro-pulp action yarn in which mages, mad science, secret societies, occult threats, and lost worlds meet globe-trotting, sky-high aerial action and two-fisted heroism, like the pulp novels of old! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cory Fox. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/155459/bk_acx0_155459_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is the summer of 1916, and, as luck would have it, young Lieutenant Ottokar Prohaska of the Austro-Hungarian navy once again finds himself aloft in fragile aircraft, this time as an observer-bomber-navigator. Otto's aerial chauffeur is the self-willed Feldpilot-Zugsfuhrer Zoltan Toth, with whom he can only communicate in broken Latin - although when all else fails, screaming will suffice! Toth becomes Otto's steadfast comrade through one peril after another. Who but Otto would think of hurling a cumbersome and useless wireless transmitter through the balloon of an enemy airship? Who but Zoltan could fly a biplane whose engine and radiator completely block his view, forcing him to lean out his window like the engineer of a train? The duo ricochet from battle to battle in a war where mustard gas is a standard weapon and the worst opposition comes from a combatant's leaders, who value statistics over victories. On the ground, the rickety Habsburg Empire begins to crumble under the pressures of WWI, while in the air, Otto confronts a series of misadventures and the winds of change. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nigel Patterson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118534/bk_acx0_118534_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Autonomous Navigation Helium Airship: This book gives a comprehensive account of the design and development of a GPS based auto-navigation system for a propeller-driven medium sized airship, also known as blimp. A PID control algorithm working with orientation and positioning sensors along with actuators for thrust, heading and pitch control, constitute the complete system for tri-axial autonomous motion. The system also has a manual mode for full handheld control. The airship has a live data and video link with a base station that is running a Windows based mapping application. The same application can be used to plan and upload the complete mission that the user wants to carry out in the autopilot mode. The airship can be used for various applications such as aerial photography, video, surveillance, payload delivery and advertisement.