Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Science Behind the Story: InterstellarNet - Edward M. Lerner

" InterstellarNet began in musings about a far-future, star-spanning, human civilization. I presumed the pesky constraints of relativity: no FTL travel.

One thing led to another … soon I was pondering a comm network that functioned across the light-years. And, we homo saps being a tad competitive—about interstellar cyber attacks.

I’m a computer guy. I started writing functional requirements for the network. (As Douglas Adams advised: Don’t panic! The specs do not appear in any InterstellarNet story.) "

3.5 out of 5