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  • Astromancer
    replied to Traditional FTL
    Agreed. But I still say, make the rules of the two types of transport different. So that each has pragmatic advantages and troublesome restrictions. That makes for problems that will need resolution....
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  • Astromancer
    replied to Traditional FTL
    Different forms of interstellar travel create interesting strategic issues and good hooks for stories.

    If non-inspired FTL was a gate and jump system, then key points in the various star-systems become vital choke points. Certain star-systems would have more jump points than others and would become natural trade hubs. This would make non-inspired FTL analogous to oceanic travel and trade. Inspired FTL would be more like air travel.

    There would be complex political, economic, and social, consequences to such a system. The stories would show up in flocks.

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  • It should be noted that the Hermetics also have a utopia, "Pymander." (Had they done a little more research they might have chosen "Adocentyn" or the "New Atlantis" for the name as both of those are real world ...i.e. written up by Hermetics proposing a utopia... Hermetic utopias.) The Hermetic utopias are based on a socialisation of knowledge. The goal is that everyone should have all the knowledge they can absorb and thus the power to shape their lives to their own desires. In many ways these Hermetic utopias are combinations of anarchist and socialist ideas.
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  • The Soviet Union practiced what is called "State Capitalism." Or at least many Marxists say so. Basically, the state is the capitalist. Many scholars of Russian history suggest that state control of the Russian economy is the historical norm in Russia. Certainly the USSR exploited its own people brutally. I could see it as an alternate means to control the masses, just not a very moral or effective one.
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  • We know that the Sons of Ether had a Communist/Anarchist/Socialist wing/faction. Their motto was "Let's kick some @$$ for the Working Class!" But it seems to have been more about being a different flavor of pulp hero than anything else.
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  • Although the second season was silly, but charming, Space Opera (how could you not like Maya?) and the first season was one of the last gasps of the British Scientific Romance, Space 1999, in spite of the lousy science, has elements that can be used.

    The very 1970s take on the future is visually distinctive. It gives unfamiliar alternatives for visual models. Some of the ideas that drive the plots are pretty good. The execution of the scripts is often poor, but the cast where almost all troopers. But the more exotic plot elements of the first season of Space 1999 do fit Trinity even...
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  • Astromancer
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    Anything on Sorcerers or Wizards. Or is it only saints, prophets, and chosen ones?
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