Celestial Mattersis a startling novel of hard SF in which the scientific beliefs of the ancient Greeks are literal fact. The empire of Alexander the Great has lasted a thousand years, and for a thousand years it has been at war with the empire of the Orient. Now a spaceship is traveling through the heavenly crystalline spheres to the sun to return with the ultimate weapon: a fiery piece of the sun itself.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
My emotional reaction on seeing the cover of this book was one of utter fascination. How could this be? A whole new genre, in my experience---blending tropes from the science-fiction of “the future,” with a whole new breed, not only of “what could happen,” but, “what if this had happened instead” (alternate history) and “what if things actually worked like this” (alternate science)… Well, I would recommend … more