Tuesday, 30 December 2014
"A Glory Of Suns"
-Poul Anderson, The Van Rijn Method (New York, 2009), p. 160.
Recent posts have summarized:
the problem in "Margin of Profit";
van Rijn's solution.
However, this does not exhaust the story as the above quotation demonstrates. Anderson often describes space and stars as seen from a spaceship, mentioning familiar details like nebulae and the Milky Way. However, the descriptions are always fresh. In this passage, the phrase, "...a glory of suns...," replaces "...a wilderness of stars..." which we have encountered several times before. See here and here.
I will continue rereading "Margin of Profit" and will then revisit "Hiding Place" which also has Nick van Rijn in action in space instead of receiving reports from subordinates in the Winged Cross.