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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Solar Express by L.E. Modesitt, jr

This is a stand alone.   The story is set one hundred years in the future.  Global warming, economic meltdown and nation state changes have reshaped the world.  A  lowly astronomer and a shuttle pilot change the way the universe is seen with snowballing resources and relationships. 

Dangers in space are only exacerbated by earth bound politics.   Modesitt does a nice job projecting current political and economic problems to a seemingly logical place in the future.

Alayna is the resident scientist, mechanic and janitor at COFAR a astronomy array on the moon.  With a struggling world economy she hopes she can publish something that will enable her to be employable once she finishes her tour of duty.  She makes a discovery that will impact her professional life, the world and her personal life.

Chris, a FusEx jockey, is disappointed in a career that seems to have stagnated as a glorified taxi driver rather than the stalwart and intrepid space explorer he had hoped to be.  

Modesitt always seems to have a relationship story as a side bar to his plots.  It makes them more believable.   Modesitt may be a frustrated philosopher as his  books always seem to have some philosophic musings.

This was a good story and I recommend it.



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