Simplification of Desolate/Extreme populations

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Re: Simplification of Desolate/Extreme populations

Postby Dawn Falcon on Wed 07 Nov 2012 21:43

Crucis wrote:I don't even know if it qualifies as part of the "Kuiper belt", but there are a number of dwarf planets out there. But unless there's something really, really special to be found on those little ice balls, I find it hard to believe that people would want to colonize such amazingly remote and dark places.


Given the drive field, yes. Because you can get to nicer places. Without that? Um.

But as this is Starfire, well :D
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Re: Simplification of Desolate/Extreme populations

Postby AlexeiTimoshenko on Wed 07 Nov 2012 21:59

There is precedent in classic Sci Fi to at least utilize such remote objects. Joe Haldeman's The Forever War is a good example. In fact Haldeman predicted the existence of Kuiper belt objects about 20 years before the first was officially discovered.
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