(urth) The Apu-Punchau Eclipse
andywrobertson at clara.co.uk
Wed Jun 11 13:06:18 PDT 2008
Dan'l Danehy-Oakes writes:
> The numbers I've seen for an effective solar sail are in the range of
> tens of thousands of miles.
Cordwainer Smith's solar sails spring to mind. In the framing story of "The
Lady who sailed The Soul" there is a casual note that at one time the sails
of one interstellar ship accidentally shaded the whole Earth.
Mr Wolfe, are you **sure** you never read Cordwainer Smith???
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