Friday, March 28, 2008

The Sun Smasher - Edmond Hamilton

"Word spread that in a remote, inaccessible part of the galaxy, the Valkar lords were preparing a secret, terrible agency that would overawe all rebels in future. None knew its nature, or its powers. But rumor called it the Hammer of the Valkars, and said that with it the Valkars could destroy all the peoples in the galaxy if they wished."

The key to said weapon is named Neil. Not as exciting as the Hammer of the Valkars, that name, certainly. He actually has another name, but has been stashed on Earth, memory taken, now assuming he is a garden variety local.

People become interested in the Hammer again, and you can guess what will go on. Given the title, you may just have a slight hint that said super weapon is a bit on the powerful side.

3 out of 5

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