The Longest Voyage by Poul Anderson
In search of the Aureate Cities Rovic had brought the Golden Leaper halfway round the world. Weathering hurricanes and mutiny, he meant to do what no other ship's master had done; circumnavigate the globe and return to riches and glory.
Then on a distant, barbarous island, Rovic met a shipwrecked traveler who claimed to have come on an even longer voayage. But who could believe his tale – of a ship that sailed between the stars?
Slow Lightning by Steven Popkes
Ira and Gray found the egg on an abandoned ferryboat. It was wrinkled, with smears of red and yellow, and bigger than a basketball. They weren't sure why it was there, only that it must have been there on purpose.
The next day, the egg had grown... Gray wouldn't guess what might be inside it, but Ira knew it had to be better than anything else he had on this rotten world.
Then it hatched, and then real trouble began!
Genres: science fiction
Steven Popkes is a science fiction writer living in the Boston area, known primarily for his highly-regarded short fiction. His first story, "A Capella Blues," was published in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine in May 1982. In the late 1980s, he was involved in the Future Boston collaboration, a project where a number of Boston area science fiction writers contributed stories set in a common future, where the city of Boston is slowly sinking underwater.
One of Steven Popkes' more acclaimed stories, "The Egg," (Asimov's, Jan 1989) is set in the Future Boston history, and was later incorporated into his short novel Slow Lightning. His two novels to date are Caliban Landing (1987) and Slow Lightning (1991).
Steven Popkes. Wikipedia.