Date: 2018-11-18 07:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dwight_benjamin_thieme
Heinlein once said “wherever there is power and mass to manipulate, Man can live.”

Heh. What a wuss. All _I_ need is a supply of sufficiently energetic photons.

Also: was terraforming (or at least Betan-style domed colonies) ever considered, or even mentioned? Or is this one of those stories that assumes humans can eat nutritious aliens with absolutely zero deleterious side effects?
Edited Date: 2018-11-18 07:50 pm (UTC)

Date: 2018-11-19 01:34 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ba_munronoe
The story doesn't seem to have considered the "has advanced ecosystem =/= safe for human life" possibility, no. But even a planet full of life lethally toxic to Terrans would have been an unwanted disruption to the theme of Unrelieved Hopelessness.

Another story ruined by accurate calculations of how a Bussard Ramjet would work, alas.

As for "Destiny Times Three" -

Date: 2018-11-19 08:58 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
According to coverage including a 2008 post by James Killus, who liked "Destiny Times Three" a lot, it was written at epic length but considered unpublishable due to limited paper supply in wartime. Thus a novella in 1945 is all that remains (?)

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