Cradle of Saturn (Cradle of Saturn, Bk 1)
Cradle of Saturn - Cradle of Saturn, Bk 1 Author:James P. Hogan "THAT PLANET HAS NO RIGHT TO BE THERE!" — Among the Saturnian moons, farsighted individuals, working without help or permission from any government, have established a colony. They call themselves the Kronians, after the Greek name for Saturn. Operating without the hidebound restrictions of bureaucratic Earth, the colony is a magnet, at... more »tracting the best and brightest of the home world, and has been making important new discoveries. But one of their claims -- that they have found proof that the Solar System has undergone repeated cataclysms, and as recently as a few thousand years ago -- flies in the face of the reigning dogma, and is under attack by the scientific establishment.
Then the planet Jupiter emits a white-hot protoplanet as large as the Earth, which is hurtling sunwards like a gigantic comet that will obliterate civilization....« less
Hogan again does not disappoint. I have too many "favorites" and this shoulda been left on my shelf. Great story, great writing, future of the inner solar system ... oh, and then the aliens show up! A solid 8 out of 10 stars.