Title: Catch of the Day

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Title: Catch of the Day Title Record # 541801
Author: Jeff Grubb
Date: 2001-02-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Language: English
Note: While it appeared in a fantasy anthology this story could qualify as science fiction. The premise is that there has been some long forgotten climate change and people live in the mountains surrounded by continuous seas of clouds. They sail ships that are constructed from “floatwood” on the upper surface of the clouds. One thing that's not clear is why people don't descend below the clouds as they are capable of this but don't know much about what lies below. Apparently when a boat sinks people don floatwood life-vests and by whittling off a small part at a time lower their buoyancy until they reach the ground upon which they hike up back to the mountains and above the clouds.
Synopsis: The story has two strong female role models as it's about a sailing ship, the Antigiam whose captain, Jemmapolis Meridan, and master, Sandotter, are both portrayed as competent women in charge of a ship with a male crew. The Antigiam is hired to go on a voyage to determine if dragons exists and to catch one.
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Publications

Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Oceans of Magic 2001-02-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Brian M. Thomsen DAW Books (DAW Collectors #1176) 0-88677-979-0 $6.99 [10]+
309+
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pb anth John Howe Checkmark
Worlds of Their Own 2008-08-27 ed. James Lowder Paizo Publishing (Planet Stories #14) 978-1-60125-118-3 $16.99 364 tp anth Daren Bader Checkmark
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