Friday, 8 February 2013
The Second Interstellar War
Anderson shows how war in one part of a political realm and economic system affects other parts. Thus, human colonists on Ishtar want to help the natives to cope more effectively with their periodic planetary catastrophes but Terrestrial resources are diverted into the war effort. Of course, the central characters will find some way to cope with this problem but I must read on to find out what they do next...
Meanwhile, Anderson in these two books has given us four interesting alien races, the three already mentioned here plus the Staurni from whom Heim had bought nuclear weapons to fight the Aleriona.