In his book Is There Life on Other Worlds, Poul Anderson makes a point about how long it would take to explore the galaxy. The "isolation" argument is usually used to explain why we have not been visited by extra-terrestrial life, i.e. it would take so long that this can be taken as a reason that we have not encountered any aliens so far (to our knowledge). However, the argument contains a flaw, which is that the exploration, or the growth of knowledge about explored systems, is linear.
I like galactic empires. I like to talk about them, write about them, and read about them. Do you?
Is it possible to hold a galactic empire together without faster-than-light travel (including portals, teleportation, etc.)?
Well, this is everything I've got, so far, so it might be a couple days before the next part of the story gets posted. Let me know what y'all think.
The third part of Trojan Horse. I've got one more segment after this, after which it's time to finish the story I suppose. Hope you enjoy it :)
As always, criticism welcome, nay, encouraged.
By Bryan White
The second part of Trojan Horse.
The first part of a story I've been working on for a bit. There's more of course, but I don't want to dump it all at once. I'll try and post a new segment every day or so.