Re: Some FT background stuff (guidelines for writers)
From: Brian Bell <Brian.Bell@a...>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 1998 20:53:08 -0700
Subject: Re: Some FT background stuff (guidelines for writers)
>> tunnelling, particle spin reversion and things like that. I would say
>> translight comms was actually a requirement of any large interstellar
>> society - could the US manage it's fleets without radio?
>Today, no. But in the age of sail, huge empires managed without
>communications. There are plenty of scifi stories written along these
>Plus, gives that good, old-fashioned 'High Colonial' feel to the game.
One of my favorite fiction backgrounds if the Polsoltechnic League
(early fiction by Poul Anderson). This background has multipule sentient
species, and a galatic range. But no FTL communications. They use small
courier torpedos (micro FTL engine, guidance system, and a recording
device) to send messages FTL distances.
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