Sun in Flight is tragic-comedy. The Kindlers inhabit a world lurching from Hiroshima to Woodstock to 9/11. Terror of the Bomb becomes fear of Terror. In the family saga, dreamtime magic seeps into daytime reality. The wider focus is on the arms race and the 'special relationship' of two countries In Volume III, Butterflies, the Kindlers move to Tehran. Cal then quits the State Dept. and flees to Scotland with his family. Trying to get away from the Missile Crisis, they find that Edinburgh is not so far from Havana. Cal teaches in Kentucky, where Sammy discovers hash brownies while twin Harry stays forever sober British. Cal then finds work in London. 1968 finds Sammy in Paris. Harry studies in England and meets Kuwaiti Rashid, conduit to the Arab world. Sammy takes a memorable acid trip. Maggie's parents grow odder as her children grow farther away. Patty's dreams turn seriously strange. The book ends with the Apollo moon landing.