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From: Michael Straight <straight@email.unc.edu>
Subject: Re: (whorl) more about STL
Date: Mon, 3 May 1999 08:43:04 

On Fri, 30 Apr 1999, Michael Andre-Driussi wrote:

> True, the Niven slowships probably weren't even generational--they were at
> least partly sleeper ships.  (But part of what I'm looking at goes like
> this: if ships are limited to stl, then colonized worlds are isolated
> enough that they can deviate from plan and NASA HQ can't do much about it
> for decades or longer.

Vernor Vinge's new book "A Deepness in the Sky" is partly about the issue
of whether you can have a cohesive interstellar empire with stl sleeper

And it's a great book.


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