Re: EMP vs Fighters (was:Some FT background stuff (guidelines for writers))
From: Binhan Lin <Binhan.Lin@U...>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 1998 18:11:10 -0700 (MST)
Subject: Re: EMP vs Fighters (was:Some FT background stuff (guidelines for writers))
On Thu, 12 Feb 1998, ROBERTSON,Brendan wrote:
> EMP/radiation effects are minimal except for a direct hit. The only
> reason for there to be a pilot within the craft would be the ability
> the enemy to block communications with the craft or a time delay.
> Or that most human of traits - unpredictability & anarchy.
Well, the point of the last sentence was to imply that a human operator
did not necessarily have to be within the craft to pilot it. On example
would be Ender's Game where pilots/commanders near Earth were
fleets and ships light years away via FTL communication that was
instantaneous and unjammable.