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Post by iranuke   » Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:33 pm

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I wonder if anyone else noticed that the ship that came and said howdy to Vlad had a distinct resemblance to the "Fasset Drive" from the Fury universe. They were creating "black holes" after all. If they got their sums right, it could be days to weeks between planets. It will be interesting to see in the next book to see just how far off the mark I am.
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Post by PeterZ   » Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:26 pm

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iranuke wrote:I wonder if anyone else noticed that the ship that came and said howdy to Vlad had a distinct resemblance to the "Fasset Drive" from the Fury universe. They were creating "black holes" after all. If they got their sums right, it could be days to weeks between planets. It will be interesting to see in the next book to see just how far off the mark I am.

No. The black hole was only to pierce the phase wall, not to pull the ship forward. Piercing the phase wall allowed the energy in phase space to enter n-space.
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Post by iranuke   » Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:04 pm

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PeterZ wrote:
iranuke wrote:I wonder if anyone else noticed that the ship that came and said howdy to Vlad had a distinct resemblance to the "Fasset Drive" from the Fury universe. They were creating "black holes" after all. If they got their sums right, it could be days to weeks between planets. It will be interesting to see in the next book to see just how far off the mark I am.

No. The black hole was only to pierce the phase wall, not to pull the ship forward. Piercing the phase wall allowed the energy in phase space to enter n-space.

Still following a Black Hole around.
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Post by phillies   » Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:27 pm

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A fine novel.

Amazing. Someone creates a planet obliteration bomb, more or less, and then does not immediately weaponize it. What is wrong with these people?

As a minor aside, if you are two light seconds from a named large moon obliteration bomb when it goes ker-blammo, and do not have energy screens, you are not there afterwards.
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Post by PeterZ   » Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:59 pm

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PeterZ wrote:
iranuke wrote:I wonder if anyone else noticed that the ship that came and said howdy to Vlad had a distinct resemblance to the "Fasset Drive" from the Fury universe. They were creating "black holes" after all. If they got their sums right, it could be days to weeks between planets. It will be interesting to see in the next book to see just how far off the mark I am.

No. The black hole was only to pierce the phase wall, not to pull the ship forward. Piercing the phase wall allowed the energy in phase space to enter n-space.
iranuke wrote:Still following a Black Hole around.

Not sure that they are.
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Post by isaac_newton   » Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:54 pm

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phillies wrote:A fine novel.

Amazing. Someone creates a planet obliteration bomb, more or less, and then does not immediately weaponize it. What is wrong with these people?

As a minor aside, if you are two light seconds from a named large moon obliteration bomb when it goes ker-blammo, and do not have energy screens, you are not there afterwards.


I was a bit suprised that book people were not more upset about blowing Ganymede away. :cry: Seemed like they were about as concerned as if they had accidentally broken a greehouse window.
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Post by Joat42   » Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:21 pm

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isaac_newton wrote:
phillies wrote:A fine novel.

Amazing. Someone creates a planet obliteration bomb, more or less, and then does not immediately weaponize it. What is wrong with these people?

As a minor aside, if you are two light seconds from a named large moon obliteration bomb when it goes ker-blammo, and do not have energy screens, you are not there afterwards.


I was a bit suprised that book people were not more upset about blowing Ganymede away. :cry: Seemed like they were about as concerned as if they had accidentally broken a greehouse window.

I'll put that down to that they are rushing to build a fleet that can take on the GH as fast as possible. There are bound to be "oopsies" along the way.

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Post by bert953   » Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:56 am

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There are bound to be "oopsies" along the way.[/quote]

Blowing up Ganymede was an oopsie? Id hate to see an oowie. ;-)
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Post by bert953   » Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:58 am

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iranuke wrote:I wonder if anyone else noticed that the ship that came and said howdy to Vlad had a distinct resemblance to the "Fasset Drive" from the Fury universe. They were creating "black holes" after all. If they got their sums right, it could be days to weeks between planets. It will be interesting to see in the next book to see just how far off the mark I am.


What series is the Fury universe?
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Post by Robert_A_Woodward   » Fri Jan 29, 2021 2:31 am

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bert953 wrote:
iranuke wrote:I wonder if anyone else noticed that the ship that came and said howdy to Vlad had a distinct resemblance to the "Fasset Drive" from the Fury universe. They were creating "black holes" after all. If they got their sums right, it could be days to weeks between planets. It will be interesting to see in the next book to see just how far off the mark I am.


What series is the Fury universe?


The one with _Path of the Fury_ (expanded version was _In Fury Born_) and a prequel series, the first one being _Governor_ due out June 2021.
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