This captivating combination of science fiction and political satire draws the reader into an alternative present, where the threat of alien life destroying our beloved planet is all too real. It's raining salt-water in the Sahara desert. In Thailand it's snowing. All over the world, strange phenomena are beginning to occur and the young Thai climatologist, Dr. Thongchai Pakpoom, concludes that there is only one possible explanation: intervention by extraterrestrial beings. He is soon to be proved correct. Fugitives from the unstable Sagittarius Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy have decided to settle on Mars. In order to make it suitable for their needs, they decide to fire missiles carrying warheads into the sun, which proves to be effective for them but disastrous for Earth. Meanwhile, Thongchai is one of four humans who are `collected' by alien scientists as part of their research. As the national leaders of Earth are unable to reach an agreement with their new neighbours, it's up to the captives to persuade their abductors to change their policy before it's too late. Setting the story in an alternative present, Robert Mills imagines what the reaction of today's politicians would be to our first contact with intelligent aliens. The Sun Warriors is a combination of science fiction and political satire, exploring the issue of climate change from a novel perspective and appealing to those who enjoy intelligent fiction.
Robert Mills was born in 1950 and trained as a doctor in London. He worked as a consultant ENT surgeon in Dundee and Edinburgh, and after retiring from the British Health Service and his marriage to a Thai doctor, he moved to Thailand. He published his first novel, Tiger Heart (Bangkok Books) in 2011, and his short story `The Ladies Man' was included in a collection of short stories by Byker Books.