book cover of Sunstat


(A book in the Oltion Library of Short Stories series)
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How do you study the north pole of the Sun? You could go into an "orange peel" orbit that crosses over the poles every few months, or you could suspend a research station over the pole under a light sail, letting sunlight hold it in place against solar gravity. Of course if that solar sail fails, your space station will fall into the Sun. However, distances in space are vast, and falling into the Sun take time - time that a dedicated crew of scientists and engineers can use to save themselves from fiery doom.
"Sunstat" is the 13th volume in the collected short stories of Jerry Oltion, and the first of six collaborations with Lee Goodloe. Jerry has had his short stories published in most of the major science fiction venues and has had several successful novels, including four highly acclaimed Star Trek books. He has become the most published author in the history of Analog magazine. His stories have won the Nebula award, the Endeavor award, the Seiun award, and have been nominated multiple times for the Hugo award. His stories are often humorous, with likeable characters using intelligence and competence (as opposed to force and violence) to solve their problems. His style harks back to the golden age of science fiction, yet with a modern sensibility and relevance. Even his earliest works hold up well today - and on into the future.
For a complete listing of Jerry's canon, and for a glimpse into his other life as an amateur astronomer, visit Jerry's website at

Genre: Science Fiction

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May 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Sunstat: The Oltion Library of Short Stories Volume 13
Author(s): Jerry Oltion, Lee Goodloe
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