Comic 242 - page 240

15th Feb 2017, 4:25 PM
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Ooorah 16th Feb 2017, 7:59 PM edit delete reply
This has exceeded my expectations for this explanation. This really makes sense, assuming conventional methods of travel still apply when working in terms of interstellar travel.

Also, not to be "that guy", but I think you meant "sheer distance" in the last panel. "Shear distance" sounds like a really close shave.
Foz 19th Feb 2017, 2:27 PM edit delete reply
second to last panel, I think you meant to say "dead *planets*"
Bear 21st Feb 2017, 10:56 AM edit delete reply
The time scale involved before coriolis vs. orbital movement becomes a factor means these 'spoke wars' must have durations that bugger the imagination.

We're not talking about wars that go on for a mere couple of centuries. We're talking about wars that have been hot for scores of millennia before this shape becomes inevitable.

And the civilizations involved have FTL tech. So frequent attacks across these 'scores of light years' barriers are feasible.

Ghod, systems close to that front must be horrible places to live. On the time scales involved, this is an evolutionary pressure. What do you suppose the dwellers there've become?