Gates, Moons And Stars Part 2

RyoOhkiRyoOhki Join Date: 2003-01-26 Member: 12789Members Posts: 3,142
edited July 2004 in Fan-Fiction Forum
The Expansion Period
Well it's been some long months since I posted Part 1 but finally I've finished Part 2 of Gates, Moons and Stars. I apologise for the delay, but final year university really does chew time.

Link to Parts 1 & 2

Once again, my thanks go out to Rob6264 for hosting the story on his Synergy Sanctum website.

Something I think I should address is Chapter 1. In writing Gates, Moons and Stars I have tried to keep to the official literature as much as possible, as after all I'm trying to write as accurate a history as I can. But if you read the official
manual that describes the functionality of phase technology, it clearly states:

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When a marine steps into a phase gate, he becomes the anchor for a subject field. A tunnel is then carved through dimensional space, guided by the observatory, till it finds another phase gate. This tunnel is called the "potentiality stream". To put it simply, it makes it more and more likely that the subject will actually be in the new location, until it becomes so likely the probability fulfills itself, and the subject is.


You can see the problem I faced: because you need two phase gates to teleport an object, the Expansion Period becomes impossible. Given the time frame, of around 90 years, mankind with light-speed capable space-craft could colonize maybe half a dozen planets on the closest stars. We certainly could not spread across most of the galexy. So I hashed together a differant explaination. It was a nessessary evil that I really didn't want to do.

Secondly, there is no real official name for the period between c.2140 and the current date (c.2200). I named it the Consolidation Period because it seemed to make the most sense to me.

Thus-far those are the only liberties I have taken with the official material on the subject. I don't forsee having to write any more.

Thankyou to everyone for your feedback on Part 1; I hope Part 2 will be as well recieved.
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  • ScytheScythe Join Date: 2002-01-25 Member: 46NS1 Playtester, Forum Moderators, Constellation, Reinforced - Silver Posts: 4,371 mod
    Damnit ryo, I thought I had accompished something when I finished part one.

    NOW MORE?!?!?

    /me runs around in small circles screaming.

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  • RobRob Unknown Enemy Join Date: 2002-01-24 Member: 25Members, NS1 Playtester Posts: 2,604 Advanced user
    Just doctoring your link to let your story be shown in the best possible way, Ryo. Remember, use view.php! It's much prettier!
    -Rob
  • Soul_RiderSoul_Rider Mod Bean Join Date: 2004-06-19 Member: 29388Members, Constellation, Squad Five Blue Posts: 4,265 Advanced user
    Glad you finished it at last Ryo, and you helped out with a question i had been asking about the history of nanites and nano-tech to boot, fantastic job. I feel officialdom is beckoning.........
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  • zoobyzooby Join Date: 2003-08-26 Member: 20236Members Posts: 429
    The 'next' link in chap4, part2 sends you to chap5, part1. I thought you'd want to know that so you could fix it...
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  • zoobyzooby Join Date: 2003-08-26 Member: 20236Members Posts: 429
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    Simple sugars in the bloodstream and amino acids such as adenosine tri-phosphate could be utilized for energy by nanomachines, just as living organisms do.


    (In chapter 9) just to let you know, adenosine tri-phosphate is not an amino acid, it's the molecule formed after sugars and amino acids are broken down for energy.
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  • Soul_RiderSoul_Rider Mod Bean Join Date: 2004-06-19 Member: 29388Members, Constellation, Squad Five Blue Posts: 4,265 Advanced user
    Wow Zooby, are you a biologist or something? How did you know that? It's damn good when people can point out the small mistakes to make sure everything is 100% accurate.
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  • zoobyzooby Join Date: 2003-08-26 Member: 20236Members Posts: 429
    No, I'm not a biologist, still a student. I was going to go into biology but decided I like chemistry more. Biology hasn't lost itself on me, though. Don't count on me to point out other mistakes (like story-line coherency issues). my attention span is grossly inadequate for doing anything like that..
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  • RyoOhkiRyoOhki Join Date: 2003-01-26 Member: 12789Members Posts: 3,142
    Curse my science major fiancee and chemical engineer postgraduate friend! They told me that it functions kind of like a battery, storing energy in phosphate bonds. Hence why I thought it could be used for nano-machine energy.

  • zoobyzooby Join Date: 2003-08-26 Member: 20236Members Posts: 429
    QUOTE (Ryo-Ohki @ Jul 23 2004, 07:35 PM)
    Curse my science major fiancee and chemical engineer postgraduate friend! They told me that it functions kind of like a battery, storing energy in phosphate bonds. Hence why I thought it could be used for nano-machine energy.

    No no, it could be used as an energy source, it's just not an amino acid like you said it was...nor is it a sugar.
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  • RyoOhkiRyoOhki Join Date: 2003-01-26 Member: 12789Members Posts: 3,142
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    No no, it could be used as an energy source, it's just not an amino acid like you said it was...nor is it a sugar.


    Oh I see. Sorry for the misunderstanding, and thanks for the information. I'll correct it now. The sugar referance was for stuff like glucose.
  • Ice9Ice9 Join Date: 2004-06-09 Member: 29208Members Posts: 220
    Great job. It's almost like reading a school history book biggrin.gif

    Here's a Word document I made of the whole thing, for those who want to print it... I hope you don't mind! If you do, just say, and I'll get rid of the attachment!
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