Re: [OFFICIAL] Some FT background stuff (guidelines for writers)
From: Los <los@c...>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 1998 18:13:30 -0500
Subject: Re: [OFFICIAL] Some FT background stuff (guidelines for writers)
I am particularly interested in the insertion of Specop forces in the
uuniverse (hmmm my next piece of fiction is already formulating....)
the political environment of the GZG universe, the whole place is ripe
things like starting insurrections, foreign Internal defense and other
Strat recon and direct action missions.
Thomas Barclay wrote:
> > One thing you could do is have unmanned, very small (hard to detect)
> > courier vessels. This way the transits could be made without delay
> > between transits. This would make transmission effectively FTL.
> > Essentially the only delay would be to power up the computers,
> > calculate position, then power down the computer and make the
> > next transit. Very difficult to intercept, especially if the
> > strayed far off the major shipping lines...
> A la Traveller, the speed of transit (no matter how far) in Jumpspace
> was roughly 168 hours. (Give or take). With the expressboat courier
> system, they had a system where a ship would jump, come out of
> jumpsace, use laser, maser, meson or radio to beam the messages
> aboard to another ship ready to jump (some delay here) and then it
> would jump and do the same. Fast. And Jump drives were not small. If
> your FTL drive tech allows small drives, then what you say is
> possible. If not, then you have a harder time with the small
> undetectable ship.