Monday, December 19, 2011

Norman Spinrad's The Solarians - Stephen Baxter

"But Spinrad's The Solarians (1966) is an exception, for here humanity actually causes an instability in the sun. We are losing a war of attrition with the relentlessly logical Dulgaari. But the Dulgaari fleet is duped into entering the solar system, 'Fortress Sol' - where it is vaporised by an artificial Nova Sol, 'like a swarm of moths caught in a flamethrower' (chapter 12). The scenes of the destruction of an evacuated Earth are affecting."

3.5 out of 5's-the-solarians/