Thursday, 13 July 2017

In An Ythrian Ship

In Poul Anderson's "Lodestar," Coya Conyon, travelling in an Ythrian spaceship:

breathes air thinner than Terrestrial;
smells the slight smokiness of Ythrian bodies;
hears through the ventilator the wingbeats of crew members cavorting in a large hold;
is exhilirated by 0.75 Terrestrial gravity.

We check the earlier story about first contact with Ythri for consistency. See here. We also check for information about Ythri on a companion blog. See here. And, finally, we say good night.

(The Grand Survey is a five-year mission, as in Star Trek.)

3 comments:

  1. Kaor, Paul!

    And I wonder how far the Grand Survey went for these preliminary explorations. At least as far off as Merseia, approximately 500 light years from Earth? And did any early explorers go to the Magellanic Clouds or the center of the galaxy?

    Sean

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    1. Sean,
      Merseia was discovered by the Grand Survey.
      Paul.

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    2. Kaor, Paul!

      Yes, it was! And Merseia is more or less 500 light years from Earth.

      Sean

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