Not that they're (un)related. Consider it free-association.
1. M. John Harrison's review of Ian MceEwan's Solar:
2.Desertec* (which had at least one journalist - from Bombay - drooling, back in October in Hamburg).
*Should I have said, Heart of Darkness?
Review link via someone's blog - can't remember whose now, but it's one of the usual lit suspects.