Sunstorm (A Time Odyssey, Book 2)

Sunstorm (A Time Odyssey, Book 2)

Arthur C. Clarke
Stephen Baxter

Synopsis of Sunstorm (A Time Odyssey, Book 2)

Returned to the Earth of 2037 by the Firstborn, mysterious beings of almost limitless technological prowess, Bisesa Dutt is haunted by the memories of her five years spent on the strange alternate Earth called Mir, a jigsaw-puzzle world made up of lands and people cut out of different eras of Earth's history. Why did the Firstborn create Mir? Why was Bisesa taken there and then brought back on the day after her original disappearance?

Bisesa's questions receive a chilling answer when scientists discover an anomaly in the sun's anomaly that has no natural cause is evidence of alien intervention over two thousand years before. Now plans set in motion millennia ago by inscrutable watchers light-years away are coming to fruition in a sunstorm designed to scour the Earth of all life in a bombardment of deadly radiation.

Thus commences a furious race against a ticking solar time bomb. But even now, as apocalypse looms, cooperation is not easy for the peoples and nations of the Earth. Religious and political differences threaten to undermine every effort.

And all the while, the Firstborn are watching...

Reviews of Sunstorm (A Time Odyssey, Book 2)


Although I suspect that, given his relative youth and fitness, Stephen Baxter is doing all the heavy lifting in this Series...i.e., the actual writing'this Book is so rife with Clarkean themes and concepts that it reads quite like pure Clarke. -- Paul Di Filippo,

This is one Sunstorm that'll burn its way into your memory. -- T. M. Wagner,

Fans who accept Firstborn's motives will enjoy SUNSTORM while others will ask how far off 2001 seems. -- Harriet Klausner, Harriet Klausner's Review Archive

The virtue of the classic adventures was they were a lot of fun. "Sunstorm" fits the tradition. -- Fred Cleaver, Denver Post