Out of the Sun is a thrilling short novel by Hugo Award-winning hard science fiction author Ben Bova. Written during the Cold War, it speculates on the use of what was then the cutting edge of military technology.
Three virtually indestructible Cobra Mach 3 fighter planes crash and metals engineer Paul Sarko is asked to find out why. Amid spies and counterspies, with his own life in danger, Sarko takes the reamaining Cobra test model up over the Artic and stakes his own life on his hunch.
Includes the original 1968 edition's nonfiction essay on laser technology, The Amazing Laser.
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The fighter plane was nicknamed Arrow One. It was cruising eight miles high above the frozen white of the Arctic Ocean, not far from the North Pole.
Hundreds of miles away, the long-ranged radars on the coast of Alaska...