Gates, Moons And Stars Part 2
RyoOhki Join Date: 2003-01-26 Member: 12789Members Posts: 3,142
edited July 2004 in Fan-Fiction Forum
The Expansion PeriodWell 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:
|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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