I'm looking for the title of a book that I believe I read in the late 80s or early 90s. The storyline was about a boy who was an employee/slave aboard a land schooner - A big wheeled vessel similar to a clipper with wheels. I thought it had the word 'heart' in the title. That's all I have - Thanks.

  • What elements make it sci-fi or fantasy ?
    – Stan
    Nov 18, 2013 at 21:09
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    Mick Farren's "Phaid" series (#1 Phaid the Gambler, 1981) has land schooners (land crawlers). Some of the story takes place on them with minor characters (I recall interaction with a slave/prostitute girl), but the plot doesn't centre around them.
    – Sindi
    Nov 26, 2013 at 22:14

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Sounds like a short story from Terry Dowling's Tom Rynoseros cycle. Possibly "No Hearts to Be Broken". The Tom Rynoseros stories featured land-going ships that crossed the Australian deserts under kite.

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